This Is How You Can Get More Free Food On Your Next Flight

TravelandLeisurePublished: March 5, 2018
Published: March 5, 2018

Something happens to a person at an altitude of 35 000 ft. We can easily become cranky, claustrophobic and agitated by the slightest higher tone of voice. We can become incredibly hungry or thirsty, sleepier than ever. You might be wondering why it happens but there’s a perfectly good explanation for this.

Most of these unpleasant symptoms have a lot to do with air pressure and lack of oxygen. Basically, the changes in air pressure can affect your ears and the lack of oxygen can make you feel dizzy and headachy. Also, low humidity levels on the airplane can dehydrate your body making you very thirsty, while the fluids in your body gravitate towards the lower parts of your body. If the swelling in your feet isn’t enough, you are more than likely to get a bloated stomach, because the air pressure likes to play tricks on the gases in your body. But don’t worry, flying on a plane isn’t all that bad and you’ll probably experience just a tiny amount of all of these symptoms which is absolutely normal.

You might not be able to control how the air pressure, lack of oxygen and humidity affects your body, but you can actually do something to satiate your hunger. If by some miraculous reason you get extremely hungry on a flight, you can actually ask for another free meal. While it’s not very common, it is possible for the staff to give you an extra meal, only if there is one left at the end of the food service. Smaller portions of snacks are more readily available, so you are more than likely to get another helping of those if you ask. And don’t forget to drink a lot of water because our body can easily mistake thirst for hunger. Have a safe flight!

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