A man posted a video to TikTok where he cooks a steak in a Delta lavatory. He puts a Sterno can in the toilet, lights it, and places an aluminum grilling sheet over the seat. Then he puts the raw steak on the sheet and pours white wine over it to marinate (perhaps it’s an old steak he’s trying to hide the spoiling flavor on, a good piece of meat should never require this!). He plates it and returns to his seat. There’s no question he should be banned from the airline, and probably charged with a crime if this really happened as-shown, for lighting a fire in the lavatory.
This so damn MUSTY!!!!!! Cooking a steak on an airplane toilet during a panny?????? pic.twitter.com/GDXNbdcSK6
— chelsea boot stan account (@TheBrunchBoot) November 27, 2020
Southwest Airlines retweeted this, but subsequently deleted their tweet.
We have no words. Other than please don’t even think about cooking a steak on one of our flights.
In another since-deleted tweet, Southwest says that the video’s maker says this is all a stunt and ‘fake’.
Well, good news everyone, @MarcusMonroe let us know this video is fake.
But again, just to reiterate, you can’t cook a steak in a lav. Thanks and wear a mask!
The idea is way worse of course than making a grilled cheese sandwich using an iron in your hotel room. But would you believe this isn’t the worst thing I’ve seen in an airplane lavatory?
A year and a half ago I considered writing a blog post about this video but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Warning, if you click on it you will never be able to un-see it.