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Emirates sued over claims it refused traveller additional water

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Old Jun 11, 19, 12:28 am
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Emirates sued over claims it refused traveller additional water

I am not a lawyer but it seems a bit of a reach.
A woman is suing the airline Emirates, claiming she collapsed after being refused adequate water on a long-haul flight.

Lina Di Falco, 54, has told Victoriaís supreme court she suffers constant ankle pain from the injury she sustained on the 2015 flight from Melbourne to Dubai after being refused additional water.

Di Falco said she asked repeatedly for water after boarding the 15 March flight but only received one glass with her meal more than an hour after the plane took off.
https://www.theguardian.com/business...ditional-water
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Old Jun 11, 19, 12:35 am
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Sounds like the usual social media outrage generated by folks who don't want to take responsibility for their own actions / inaction. If water was a priority, a $3 bottle from the airport shop before boarding would solve the problem.

Oh the drama! Her pain was a 9-10 out of 10:

9 Ė Excruciating pain. Unable to converse. Crying out and/or moaning uncontrollably.

10 Ė Unspeakable pain. Bedridden and possibly delirious. Very few people will ever experience this level of pain.

Avoiding Two Common Pitfalls

When rating their pain, the most common mistake people make is overstating their pain level. That generally happens one of two ways:
  • Saying your pain is a 12 on a scale of 0 to 10.
    While you may simply be trying to convey the severity of your pain, what your doctor hears is that you are given to exaggeration and you will not be taken seriously.
  • Smiling and conversing with your doctor, then saying that your pain level is a 10.
    If you are able to carry on a normal conversation, your pain is not a 10ónor is it even a 9. Consider the fact that natural childbirth (no epidural or medication) is generally thought to be an 8 on the pain scale. Just as with the first example, your doctor will think you are exaggerating your pain and it is probably not nearly as bad as you say.
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Old Jun 11, 19, 4:20 am
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After returning to Australia from her holiday, the Moonee Valley city council employee was told her ankle was broken. She underwent surgery and did not go back to work for more than two months.
how long was this holiday that she had almost 10/10 ankle pain but didnít seek medical attention? What am I missing here?!
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Old Jun 14, 19, 9:07 pm
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As reported by the SMH she continued on her vacation and only complained upon her return https://www.smh.com.au/national/vict...11-p51wjt.html

She also claims she is highly active and a skier. Without shaming her she has cast this into the spotlight and one may question how active she may have been.

And then to claim it led to her divorce because she couldn't perform housework?!

To play devil's advocate it is possible she was in a window seat in Y, but still..
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Old Jun 16, 19, 5:21 am
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Quite frankly I do not believe this the idea that an airline would not give water is ridiculous
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Old Jun 16, 19, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by amnicoll View Post
Quite frankly I do not believe this the idea that an airline would not give water is ridiculous
You clearly havenít flown BA short haul. You have to purchase the water.
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Old Jun 16, 19, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by thijsseh View Post
You clearly havenít flown BA short haul. You have to purchase the water.
No, you get free water, but you have to wait for everybody else to be served first.
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Old Jun 16, 19, 7:47 pm
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I saw the article referred to a public drinking tap on emirates flights which I never knew existed. Does anyone know where they have them? (I’m someone who drinks a lot of water too)
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Old Jun 16, 19, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by sleepy_jean View Post
I saw the article referred to a public drinking tap on emirates flights which I never knew existed. Does anyone know where they have them? (Iím someone who drinks a lot of water too)
In the galley area, usually along the sides near the lavatories (not the center galley section itself). This is the aircraft's onboard water, if you really want to go for that. You can also just go to the galley and ask for water or help yourself (often mid-flight the smaller galleys are unstaffed and unused while staff are on break or meeting elsewhere on the aircraft, and they leave out a bottle of water and some plastic cups, sometimes also wine and juices.

The issue here I suspect is an extended period of pushback, taxi, holding for take-off, where all pax and staff must remain seated and belted in. I've been in this situation where I've been thirsty and it can easily be 45 minutes before one has a chance to get some water, and it is absolutely not the crew's or airline's fault.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by thijsseh View Post


You clearly havenít flown BA short haul. You have to purchase the water.
True I have not but she would still be able to get water even if it is outrageous that you have to pay

As I said I simply do not believe this to be true
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