September 20, 2023 at 9:22 am

‘I finally realized why.’ A Flight Attendant Talked About Why Drinks Like Ginger Ale Taste Better on Planes

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@akredwine

You learn something new every day!

And you’re about to learn something that just might change the way you travel in the future.

A flight attendant posted a TikTok video that went viral and she talked about why ginger ale tastes so much better when you’re up in the air during a flight.

In the caption, the woman wrote, “For years I’ve gotten on planes and requested Ginger-Ale knowing that I don’t drink it anywhere else. I finally realized why.”

Source: TikTok/@akredwine

She explained it in the video and said, “It seems like it tastes different because it does.”

She then quoted a magazine article and said, “The dryer air and cabin pressure dulls our sense of smell making certain foods and drinks taste a bit different than they do on the ground.”

Source: TikTok/@akredwine

She continued, “Sweet and salty flavors are affected the most. The air inside of an aircraft cabin is about as thin and dry as it is on top of a mountain peak, and our particular beverage service starts above 10,000 feet.”

She then added, “It gives off a more refreshing and sophisticated taste. It’s one of the few things that tastes better at 10,000 feet.”

I think I know what I’ll be drinking on my next plane ride.

Source: TikTok/@akredwine

Check out her video and see what you think.


For years I’ve gotten on planes and reauested Ginger-Ale knowing that I dont drink it anywhere else. I finally realized why. 💁🏾‍♀️ Source: #airlines #flightattendant #travellife #travelhacks #seagrams

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Now let’s see what people had to say.

This person said they always get ginger ale when they fly.

Source: TikTok/@akredwine

Another individual has a million-dollar idea.

Source: TikTok/@akredwine

And this TikTokker is right on the money.

Source: TikTok/@akredwine

Sounds like a delicious hack to me!