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Why do so many people order tomato juice mid-air when they would never drink it at sea level? Our resident drinkhacker figured out why food and drinks just don’t taste the same at 30,000 feet. Here’s the breakdown:

In simple terms, your senses are dulled when you’re flying due to the air in the cabin. Dry air desensitizes the nose, which removes much of your sense of smell. The second punch comes from low air pressure in the cabin, which dulls your taste buds. Altogether, this means something that might taste lovely and delicate at lower altitude tastes awful in the sky.

For more, and to find out which cocktails are ideal for flying, click here.

Why do so many people order tomato juice mid-air when they would never drink it at sea level? Our resident drinkhacker figured out why food and drinks just don’t taste the same at 30,000 feet. Here’s the breakdown:

In simple terms, your senses are dulled when you’re flying due to the air in the cabin. Dry air desensitizes the nose, which removes much of your sense of smell. The second punch comes from low air pressure in the cabin, which dulls your taste buds. Altogether, this means something that might taste lovely and delicate at lower altitude tastes awful in the sky.

For more, and to find out which cocktails are ideal for flying, click here.

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    I just had the same reaction to the white russian. ugh. And weirdly, I love bloody marys, but never order them in the...
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    I always get whiskey and ginger. A white Russian on a plane is a TERRIBLE idea! All that mucus, uggh.
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    Oh my god this is why the only place I order a bloody mary is an airplane. I had no idea!
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    So I clicked on this to read about the Whiskey and Ginger but after reading the whole article it does seem to make...
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    Why do so many people order tomato juice mid-air when they would never drink it at sea level? Our resident drinkhacker...
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    For frequent fliers like us
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