February 2017

1 Feb

Did You Know how noise inside an aircraft affects the taste of food?

All of us have experience of bad taste of airline food. Have you ever thought why it tastes like that? Don’t blame airlines for that, it is definitely not their fault! There is a scientific explanation for this phenomenon. A study at Cornell University in 2015 measured how people perceive taste in noisy environments. They found that when the subjects were exposed to noise level of 85 decibels – that equals the level of noise of the engines inside an aircraft – sweet flavours were dampened and savoury ones heightened. In addition, the dry recycled air inside the aircraft cabin...