Many sites are sharing a video of a man cooking a steak in a bathroom of a regional jet on what appears to be a Delta Connection flight. Occasionally someone lights up a cigarette in a bathroom and some have been known to try to hook up in one too. While rude behavior on commercial flights isn’t uncommon, lighting a fire in a toilet to cook a steak would be a first. This video first appeared on TicToc before it was removed. Here’s our disclaimer…don’t ever try this. It is dangerous and dumb, even if it is just a prank.
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
Here’s the deal though. This video is clearly a fake. All bathrooms are required by the FAA to have smoke detectors. If he was really cooking a steak, the smoke detector would have gone off. Flight attendants and passengers also would have seen and smelled smoke in the cabin too.
What this appears to be is a pretty elaborate prank with a flickering fake candle and an uncooked steak along with a partially cooked one as props. It’s still really gross but it appears to be designed more as a commentary on the lack of food and drink options on airlines in light of the pandemic. Creative? Sure. Dangerous? Not in and of itself, but it is still a new low for passenger behavior just to get some likes. Either way…yuck!