Whether real or not, cooking a steak over an open flame in an aircraft lavatory is no laughing matter. That said, the thought has certainly crossed my mind too…
Man Grills Steak In Delta Lavatory
In a now-deleted video on Tik Tok, Marcus Monroe live-streamed himself going into a lavatory onboard a Delta regional jet, lighting a Sterno (flammable hydrocarbon jelly supplied in cans for use as fuel for cooking stoves or keeping buffets hot), then proceeding to cook a steak over the toilet. He then emerges from the lavatory and walks down the aisle with a beautifully grilled steak.
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
At the end of the video, he added, “Tap to see if I got banned from the airline.”
Southwest, for reasons that elude me, re-tweeted the video with the caption:
“We- We have no words. Other than please don’t even think about cooking a steak on one of our flights.”
Southwest has since (wisely) deleted the tweet, which led to outrage among travelers saying it would encourage copycat behavior.
Monroe, apparently a serial-prankster, now claims the video was fake. So does he have a prop Delta lavatory just sitting around? Maybe he had two steaks…one raw, one cooked. But he still lit a fire in a toilet on an airplane. One Mile at a Time and Johnny Jet think he should go to jail…I do think he should be banned from Delta and other airlines for this foolish prank.
Not that he can be blamed for wanting to enjoy a hot steak on a regional jet…
I sincerely regret the confusion and difficulty caused by the original bathroom video, which I’ve removed. As a comedian, I intended only to make people laugh, but I recognize that I went about it the wrong way. As this video shows, the illusion was created by a lighting effect. pic.twitter.com/ck5Uxc3zZS
— Marcus Monroe (@marcusmonroe) November 28, 2020
A Personal Confession
Ok, confession time. True story. When United Airlines introduced sandwiches to its first class menu, it instructed flight attendants not to heat them (it has since changed policy and the sandwiches are now served warm). I have a mini toaster oven that easily fits in my carry-on bag.
During my last trip to Chicago, I pulled it off the shelf and was prepared to bring it along. While I don’t use Tik Tok, I also thought it might stir some amusement…and clicks…if I used my toaster oven in my first class seat to warm up the sandwiches for myself and anyone else who wanted them warmed.
Good thing I decided to consult the carry-on limitations beforehand. The following items are prohibited (among a long list of others):
- heating devices, such as blow dryers, bottle warmers and curling irons
In retrospect, that could have caused a diversion and perhaps a forfeiture of my lifetime MillionMiler status. So glad I just left it at home!
Now, a toaster oven onboard may be dangerous, but I’d say lighting an open flame in the lavatory toilet is far more dangerous.
I know publicly is exactly what this guy craves, but I cannot help but to give it to him. What an amusing but stupid stunt! But folks, please: leave your open-flames at home.