Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles
Reload this Page >

Is it normal to dump coffee in the toilet?

Is it normal to dump coffee in the toilet?

Old Jan 10, 13, 5:22 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wisconsin and Southern France
Programs: Delta Platinum, Delta MM; HH Diamond, Starwood Platinum, ICH Platinum Ambassador, Hertz Gold
Posts: 745
Is it normal to dump coffee in the toilet?

Flew MKE-ATL a couple days ago. Early flight. Several people had coffee before the flight left. As we were taxiing, I saw a FA take the remaining pot of coffee and dump it in the toilet and the pot touched the toilet seat. I thought it was disgusting. Is this normal procedure?
donnak is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 5:26 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: TPA
Programs: United - PG, Marriott Silver
Posts: 1,625
I see this all the time. We have FAs on here frequently, but I'm going to guess that it's actually a standard for hot water (which is really all coffee is) disposal.
houserulz77 is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 5:26 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ATL
Programs: Marriott Platinum, Delta Kryptonium Medallion, National Executive
Posts: 1,888
1) yes, i believe this is normal
2) how were you able to see the pot touching the toilet seat from your vantage point?
plagwate is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 5:37 pm
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wisconsin and Southern France
Programs: Delta Platinum, Delta MM; HH Diamond, Starwood Platinum, ICH Platinum Ambassador, Hertz Gold
Posts: 745
Because he had the door open to the toilet and I was sitting across from it in the 1st row of 1st class. It was clear.
donnak is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 5:40 pm
  #5  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Look up - On a ✈ DELTA ✈ jet NOW!
Programs: Blogger & Delta Diamond Medallion Million Miler
Posts: 4,174
Originally Posted by donnak View Post
Flew MKE-ATL a couple days ago. Early flight. Several people had coffee before the flight left. As we were taxiing, I saw a FA take the remaining pot of coffee and dump it in the toilet and the pot touched the toilet seat. I thought it was disgusting. Is this normal procedure?
It is only unsettling with the get the pot from the toilet before takeoff!
Renes Points is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 5:52 pm
  #6  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DCA
Programs: UA US CO AA DL FL
Posts: 50,269
Unless the lip of the pot touched the seat, who cares? Imagine what else touches the outside of a steel pot during the course of a day.
Often1 is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 6:00 pm
  #7  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SE US
Programs: Duke of Bombay, Delta Ham Sandwich tm, Delta's Glitch
Posts: 4,201
Probably the worst thing that toilet saw that day too...
Thomas Hudson is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 6:09 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Programs: DL DM, AA Platinum (Life), Emirates Gold,GHA Black
Posts: 451
Has been for the last 30 years of my flying experience. Why change now what works?
122554 is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 6:16 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL/LAX
Programs: DL PM, UA PS, Hyatt Globalist, Marriott Titanium
Posts: 4,899
I'd be worried if it were the reverse!
amolkold is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 6:21 pm
  #10  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 99,053
Originally Posted by 122554 View Post
Has been for the last 30 years of my flying experience. Why change now what works?
It's also standard for FAs to stick an unused bag of ground coffee on the lavatory door hook to improve the smell. AFAIK those ground coffee beans are disposed of rather than later being used to make coffee the beverage for passengers on the flight.
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 7:23 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 323
Least Concern

BBC News - Is the toilet seat really the dirtiest place in the home?
qvzn is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 8:11 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Programs: DL DM
Posts: 88
Not unusual to see the FA do this but not standard procedure according to the maintenance guy I sat next to a couple of months ago; at least on the 757's.
SATXFlyer is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 8:48 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 281
Originally Posted by amolkold View Post
I'd be worried if it were the reverse!
Kind of tastes like it though.
nittany987 is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 9:04 pm
  #14  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 99,053
Originally Posted by donnak View Post
Because he had the door open to the toilet and I was sitting across from it in the 1st row of 1st class. It was clear.
Why does it matter whether that coffee makes a detour through someone's body or not? It's ultimately the same liquid, just of slightly different color (and flavor I've been told).
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Jan 10, 13, 9:08 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs: Hilton, United, Gold DL
Posts: 988
Originally Posted by donnak View Post
Flew MKE-ATL a couple days ago. Early flight. Several people had coffee before the flight left. As we were taxiing, I saw a FA take the remaining pot of coffee and dump it in the toilet and the pot touched the toilet seat. I thought it was disgusting. Is this normal procedure?
Coffee needs to be placed there in the first place. Along with Chik-Fil-A
RacingJunkie is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread