Woman sues airline claiming she was refused water

Lina Di Falco says she asked for water several times.
Lina Di Falco says she asked for water several times. Photo credit: AAP

An Australian woman is suing after claims she was not given enough water on a flight from Melbourne to Dubai.

Lina Di Falco said she felt dizzy and in pain on the 2015 Emirates flight and had asked for water several times, AAP reports.

Di Falco told the Supreme Court in Victoria on Tuesday she also broke her ankle on the flight.

She said her ankle had always ached since the incident.

Emirates is being sued by Di Falco for damages. Ron Meldrum QC, her barrister, said she was an "adventurous" traveller prior to the incident.

The barrister representing Emirates, John Ribbands, reportedly told the court there was a drinking fountain on the airline, which was not seen by Di Falco.

Di Falco said, referring to the incident, "The confidence I had for myself, it's all gone", AAP reports.

The trial was expected to resume on Wednesday.

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