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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Paul October 25, 2012 - 3:16 pm

“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?

matt October 25, 2012 - 3:43 pm

I happily violate just about all of them. From the article, I’d thing my flights would be unbearable.

Bgiagg October 25, 2012 - 5:29 pm

@matt they might have been unbearable to your seat mates or anybody in 5 yard radius around you.

Truthiness October 25, 2012 - 7:26 pm

And I break many of these rules everytime I fly. . .

deltaplat October 25, 2012 - 8:17 pm

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. 🙂

chris October 25, 2012 - 8:22 pm

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.

Daninstl October 26, 2012 - 6:48 am

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.

jj October 29, 2012 - 7:36 pm

the people that work at that mcdonalds in ewr are as rude as they get..


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