Interesting Facts About Air Travel That You Didn’t Know

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Most people know by now that flying is the safest mode of transportation, but there are so many other interesting things about air travel that every avid traveler should definitely know. Here are a few surprising facts about travel you didn’t know.

About Flying

Flying at high altitudes can have a strange effect on our taste buds because our taste bud sensitivity is reduced in a pressurized cabin. This is the reason why most airplane food smells and tastes different and the reason why chefs need to add more sugar and salt to our drinks and food.

Airplane Air Is Dry

It’s no secret that airplane air is extremely dry which is why we’re usually very thirsty and our hands get dry during flights. The air in the cabin must be kept below 20 percent humidity which means that airplane air is actually drier than the Sahara Desert.

The Tail Is The Safest Place

High altitude and cabin pressure won’t only mess with your taste buds, they can also affect your mood. Lack of oxygen, dehydration, and even tiredness can all make us weirdly emotional, so it’s not uncommon for people to cry during flights.