3 Things You Didn’t Know About Airline Food

Have you ever had the experience of eating a meal on an airplane? While some people love the excitement of being served one of these often strange meals, others can’t stand the taste of the food that air carriers serve to travelers.

Whether you like it or hate it, it’s undeniable that airline food is interesting. Here are three things that you probably didn’t know about it.

They’re Often Over-Salted

Traveling at high altitudes can dull people’s senses of smell and taste. For this reason, airlines often over-salt and over-season their foods to make them not taste so dull. If you were to eat an airplane meal at a normal altitude, it would probably taste way too salty!

“Fresh” Food Isn’t Possible

While airplanes in the 21st century have tons of cool tricks up their sleeves, the ability to prepare fresh food isn’t one of them. All airline meals are prepared on the ground hours (or even days) before takeoff and are merely heated up onboard.

You Might Be Able to Get a Second Meal!

Do you find yourself hungry or wanting more after eating lunch or dinner on your airplane? If you’re brave enough to ask, you might be served a second meal! Airplanes often carry excess food due to passengers that decline their meal or a lack of occupied seats.