American Airlines Passenger Claims Severe Burns AA Serves Hot Coffee???

8/3/2016 7:21 AM PDT

American Airlines Sued ... Passenger Claims Severe Burns

EXCLUSIVE

American Airlines just got sued by a passenger who claims she was severely burned when a flight attendant spilled scalding hot coffee on her ... which begs the question -- when did airlines start serving hot coffee? 

Amanda Frankel says she was flying from Charlotte, N.C. to Baltimore when she was burned by "scalding hot liquid." She says she suffered "great pain, agony and mental anguish" ... and there's no end in sight.

The lawsuit's surprising for sure ... because most airline coffee tastes like lukewarm piss. If the allegations are true, AA flight attendants need to be more careful ... but kudos on the java!