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reverse osmosis water fountains should be provided at airports

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hejhej · 10/08/2015 15:28

They make you ditch any water and your only option is to buy bottled water that one creates more plastic waste and two means you have to buy vastly over priced water. Gets my goat. Family of four that's often 10-18 pounds extra.

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Egosumquisum · 10/08/2015 18:27

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ErrolTheDragon · 10/08/2015 18:28

Hopefully the OP is on her flight by now and sinking minatures of vodka.

Yeah, I'd have thought a filter to get rid of pathogens would generally suffice (unless the water was liable to have eg heavy metal contaminants) - though it wouldn't be nicely chilled. But then again, if you were allowed to carry your own water, if you were in a warm country after travelling to the airport and waiting it'd be pretty tepid anyway, wouldn't it?

HMSmostleaky · 10/08/2015 18:33

If you are travelling in a foreign country where the tap water is suspect, what would you be filling your lifetime guaranteed bottle with before you get in the airport? If drinking tap water bothers you and you don't want to buy disposable bottles then you should bring your own filtration system.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes · 10/08/2015 18:34

It wasn't that I CBA, but I was at work and only had a couple of minutes on MN at a break when I first posted, by the time I got back on it had been explained. To be fair I wouldn't have provided such a thorough explanation though.

hejhej · 11/08/2015 00:37

Thanks for making up that I demanded chilled water...

Just replace the ro with safe, that's all I mean.

Vouches are useless as everyone is issued them and the small section your locked in runs out of everything if its a big flight.

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Mamiof3 · 11/08/2015 00:45

I drink wine in airports

I have a friend who's obsessed with having a full water bottle at all times she carries one round bloody everywhere, when we go in a cafe or bar for a drink when out shopping or at a museum she produces the bottle and won't buy a coffee or tea or wine

BerylStreep · 11/08/2015 00:48

Can't just use the tap, no temperature control so you always get hot water that's yuck

I would interpret that as wanting chilled water.

I hope you have got through your flight safely though and en route to home.

MrsTerryPratchett · 11/08/2015 00:52

The airports here have water fountains, made to accommodate bottles, that count how many plastic bottles were prevented. A little counter in the corner tells you. I think it's nice.

Is reverse osmosis water that stuff the Thais call 'dead water'?

ilovesooty · 11/08/2015 00:54

Beryl so would I.

kickassangel · 11/08/2015 02:10

Loads of airports have water fountains. Take an empty water battle and fill it.

They also can't lock you in an area. They can be annoying about letting you out and in again, and make you do like a mini security thing all over again, but they haven't actually shut the door and turned a lock.

Btw, even if the only solution is 10 quid on water, then compared to the cost of flying, it's but a drop in the ocean. I think you need to accept that flying is an expensive luxury and just suck it up.

Everyone hates delays, and I always hate everyone and everything after being stuck on a plane, but You should probably chill over the water situation.

MidniteScribbler · 11/08/2015 04:12

Just buy one of the water bottles that has a built in filter, take it through empty, then fill it up when you get through security.

Why do people always jump to 'why aren't people providing something I want' when there is perfectly acceptable options available?

treaclesoda · 11/08/2015 04:29

I've read the thread, and sorry if I missed this, but when the op said 'you do know le has increased' , what is 'le' ?

BerylStreep · 11/08/2015 09:03

I think it means Life Expectancy.

HoneyDragon · 11/08/2015 09:12


It's poly juice potion, your friend is really Lord Lucan.

Mamiof3 · 11/08/2015 23:55



That explains a lot actually

lionheart · 12/08/2015 08:40

Love the idea of 'dead water', MTP. Smile

I think more water fountains is a good idea, especially if they can be properly maintained.

Hadn't herd of reverse osmosis but I have learnt something new today.

NoStannisNo · 12/08/2015 10:57

If you are travelling in a foreign country where the tap water is suspect, what would you be filling your lifetime guaranteed bottle with before you get in the airport?

Ha, good point!

sashh · 12/08/2015 11:03

I've been refused tap water from a coffee shop before. Is there somewhere that states they have to provide free water?

All licencesed premises in the UK have to provide drinking water free of charge. If they refuse they can lose their licence, I think coffee shops can refuse.

Yokohamajojo · 12/08/2015 11:15

But surely in Scandinavia, you can just drink the water from any taps eg. in the toilets? I do ;-) bring a cup and fill it up! problem solved

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