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Etiquette rules: what food is better not to take with you on the plane, even if it is very tempting

Alina MilsentLife
What food should not be taken on the plane

Airlines usually offer passengers a snack on the plane. These can be sandwiches and pastries or full three-course meals on long-haul flights.

However, some passengers prefer to take a snack with them in advance - airplane food doesn't always whet their appetite. Or a person is allergic to certain foods or has diabetes, so they always have healthy food with them. The Express has told us what food you shouldn't take on an airplane, even if it's very tempting.

Etiquette expert Joe Bryant and the SkyParkSecure team spoke about situations that have occurred in the cabin.

"The small cabin space combined with limited airflow makes overly flavorful food a definite taboo," Bryant said. "Once a woman brought a whole lasagna on a plane, which was a bit reckless and angered many passengers.

Of course, airlines can offer strongly flavored food themselves - it's out of the passengers' control. But taking cutlets, boiled eggs, or baked chicken on board is, firstly, rude, and secondly, selfish. Heated food will stink throughout the cabin.

No matter how tempting McDonald's may be at the airport, passengers will have to eat it before boarding the plane, flight attendants say.

A much better option is packaged snacks, such as cereal bars or smoothies.

By the way, as strange as it may sound, the taste of food in the air and on the ground is often different.

Rosie Panter, a travel expert at Dealchecker, explained this by the sensitivity of receptors and pressure changes: "The combination of dry air and cabin pressure changes can reduce the sensitivity of taste buds to sweet and savory foods by about 30 percent. This means that food on an airplane and on the ground can taste different." By the way, flight attendants say that tomato juice is especially delicious in flight.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the eight most common mistakes tourists make when traveling by plane.

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