A Taiwanese stewardess was in hot water after she upset a business class passenger on a flight from Honolulu to Tokyo. According to newspapers in Taiwan, she was forced to remove her apron and kneel beside the passenger while the angry Japanese woman poured four glasses of water and fruit juice over her. The 'humiliation', ordered by the chief cabin attendant on the flight, came after the stewardess had accidentally spilt a drink on the passenger during turbulence. She was apparently told she had to endure the ordeal because it was a flight attendant's duty to serve the customer. She is now seeking an apology from the airline for her treatment during last month's incident, Taiwan's United Evening News reported yesterday. The bitter customer had insisted on the dramatic punishment even after the flight attendant had knelt at her side, apologising, for more than two hours. The report did not specify which airline the Taiwanese woman worked for. The incident occurred as the aircraft was making its way to Tokyo from Honolulu, Hawaii, the report said. The flight continued on to Taipei from Tokyo.