Impossible is absolutely NOTHING. A new restaurant in Chongqing, China took dining experience to another level entirely. Imaging dinning in an aircraft-inspired restaurant. Everything you see aboard the aircraft is in the restaurant but you won’t experience turbulence ( for those that have a phobia, you are covered). The windows are just like aircraft windows and the seats are well arranged. The waiters dress and communicate like the air hostesses. In fact, the waiters have the same skills, training and traditions of the hostesses.

A Restaurant Designed Like Airbus A380 Airplane Cabin
Restaurant designed like a flight. Here looks like the economy class – Image: laughingsquid.com

Before you ask me the ticket price, pls note that you are flying to know where and there is no need to pay for a ticket. All you need is to pay for the table and according to the restaurant manager; the most expensive seats go for $1,590 (It’s a luxury restaurant and not a place for jamboree hehehe). You can convert it to your local currency and do the maths yourself.

Would you like to go on a date in this kind of restaurant?

A Restaurant Designed Like Airbus A380 Airplane Cabin
The Ovoid shape tables that cost about $1,590 – Image: laughingsquid.com
A Restaurant Designed Like Airbus A380 Airplane Cabin
Waiter taking order from a customer – Image: laughingsquid.com
A Restaurant Designed Like Airbus A380 Airplane Cabin
A Waiter arranging the table – Image: laughingsquid.com


Last month we discussed the scientific reasons why passengers should drink tomatoes juice on the plane. We disclosed to you that it is approximately 30% difficult to detect salty and tastes on board. So today we are going to look into what a world travel expert has to say concerning eating food on the plane.

Some frequent travellers said that they are ready to eat whatever they want to eat either before or after the flight but can never eat aboard. One may ask WHY? Aside from the fact that some passengers complain that the food served onboard was bad, bland and lot more, the real reason why passengers should skit meal aboard is because of JET LAG.

One of the world travel experts Melissa Biggs Bradley, the founder of Luxury travel firm Indagare, reviewed to Bloomberg some travel secrets and tips she has acquired as a frequent traveller. Mellissa said that flight attendants do not eat anything at all. The only thing they do is to stay hydrated by drinking enough water. The reason why flight attendants do not eat on the plane is because the digestive system seems to slow down at high-altitude. That means, whatsoever thing you eat at high-altitude takes time to digest and that will make you weak and tired.

Why You Should Stop Eating Food On Planes – World Travel Expert
In-flight meal Credit Pixabay

Melissa Biggs Bradley who has experienced it said. I eat nothing on flights. I’ve talked to a lot of stewardesses about it, and it’s a stewardess secret. Ten years ago, it was [a cabin crew member] on Singapore Airlines on what was, at the time, the longest flight in the world (17 hours from Singapore to New York). She told me that her tried-and-true trick was not eating in-flight. Basically, at super high altitude, your digestive system shuts down completely. Someone said to me it’s like being under anesthesia. So when you get off the plane, everything restarts and [your digestive system] has so much more work to do and so it makes you more tired.

The Aviation industry is filled with lots of secrets and tricks. I would advise you take few minutes of your time when next you travel to chat with flight attendants, airport staff, pilots etc. There are tricks and secret you would learn from them that would be vital for you.

Have you been eating aboard or do you know about this secret? We would like to hear your own side of the story. Use the comment section to air your view.

As a frequent traveller, it must have come to your notice that the most popular juice served aboard is Tomatoes juice. So many people see it a norm while others think maybe that’s the only juice aboard.

Well, it might interest you to know that there is a scientific reason behind it. The big deal is all about the impact of cabin pressure on our senses. According to a 2010 study in Germany by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, it was found out that, it’s approximately 30% more difficult to detect salty and sweet tastes.

What this simple mean is that, at altitude (that is in the sky); our sense of taste is blunted or changes. That is why you see some passengers complaining that the food they were served was bad, bland and lots more. It is your taste buds fault. When you are aboard, the way you perceive the taste or flavor of food changes because of humidity, air pressure, hearing and sense of smell.


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SciShow reviewed that, the comfortable humidity levels for humans are in the 40 – 70 percent range but the airline cabins are pretty dry so the humidity level can drop to 20 percent or even lower. When pressure is low, blood gets less oxygen. Researchers found out that sweet and salty food doesn’t pop as much in the sky but other flavours taste basically the same and in some cases, even stronger than they do on solid ground.

Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” spoke to Business Insider about the subject matter.

He said: “You see them shooting off the trolley here there any everywhere and when you do these surveys you find that there are about a quarter of people who will order a tomato juice or Bloody Mary in the air and would never order it on the ground.

“If you give people tomato juice on the ground and on the air and say “well how does it taste different to you?” On the ground, it will tend to taste earthier. Whereas up in the air people will often report that it tastes a bit fresher a bit more acidic and is more liked as a result.”
Another benefit of tomatoes juice is that it can help airsickness.

Tomatoes juice is rich in Umami (savory taste) that’s why they taste better on board than on the ground. So next time you are fly, just ask for a glass of tomatoes juice. We would love to read your comment on this topic.

What kind of juice do you normally take aboard?

Sources: SciShow, Business Insider, Pixabay

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