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In surfing, glassy describes perfect conditions; when there’s no wind or chop, and instead the surface of the water—waves and all—is smooth as glass. It’s easy, it’s effortless, it’s ideal.

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At The Glassy, we want all travel to be that way. We want you to be able to feel your best, no matter where you go. We want you to be able to keep up your habits (whether you can’t start your day without a smoothie or get anxious if you haven’t logged your miles) and not have to stress about it. We want you to be able to explore, adventure, discover—or just chill—without worry.

It’s intentional travel, made easier. And from hyper-curated wellness city guides to long-read essays from some of the best writers around, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Consider The Glassy your dream travel companion, no extra luggage necessary.

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Air Travel

Ask a flight attendant: Is the plane’s hot water safe to drink?


We've all heard the rumors.

by Kendra Mills | 09.21.2018

From getting on the plane without being forced to check your bag to finding something that’s actually edible (and TSA-approved) to eat, there’s more to flying high than just booking an aisle seat.

Cue Kendra Mills: Every month, the wellness-loving flight attendant for a major airline (sorry, our lips are sealed) answers your burning questions.

This month The Glassy’s asking: 

I’ve heard that the hot water never gets cleaned on planes. Is that true?

The potable water thing: Let’s talk about that. The hot water gets super hot—like, burn-you-hot initially—so you don’t necessarily have to think about germs as much.

But because I’ve heard that stuff about the water tanks never getting cleaned—and I’ve never actually seen them clean it—I can’t say that they do or don’t. I imagine they don’t, however, because that’s one more person that they have to pay.

That said, people do drink the hot water—pilots, flight attendants. But me? Not really.

Have a burning question you want to ask? Email info AT the-glassy DOT com with your Q.

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