Eight Foods You Should Never Eat Before Flying as per Smarter Travel

Have you seen Smarter Travel’s article on the eight foods you should never eat before flying?

  1. Fried or Fast Food
  2. Alcohol
  3. Cruciferous Vegetables
  4. Carbonated Beverages
  5. Sugar-Free Gum and Candy
  6. Legumes
  7. Garlic
  8. Airplane Provided Water, Ice, Coffee, and Tea

Check out their article for the rationale behind each of the above.  I definitely violate #2 (some wine early in flight), #4(I usually clear the business class cabin of club soda), and #8 (airline provided water).

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  1. “And keep in mind that alcohol has a bigger effect on your body at higher altitudes!”

    umm isn’t that even more of a reason to drink?

  2. This is not even really an article. They just want you to click through multiple pages so they can get ad revenue.

    Drinking alcohol makes flights WAY more enjoyable. Just be sure to drink even more water than usual, too. And get an aisle seat so you can get up to use the lavatory frequently. 🙂

  3. And you wonder why Qantas served a dinner with cabbage and a breakfast with beans on a ttanspacific flight. Still ate them with the wine, booze and scary plane water. If it made me sick, nothing massive jet lag couldn’t hide.

  4. I may be dumb but I doubt that much of the bottled water is refilled from the airplane tanks but I could be wrong. I usually carry some water on board anyway but on a long flight I’m not going to carry that much water with me.

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