Want to like the in-flight meal? Try headphones: Noise on planes can make the food taste worse
As most in-flight meals consist of re-heated chicken or pasta with insipid sauces, it might be assumed the dishes are beyond saving.
But it seems that what a passenger hears may be as important to culinary enjoyment as what is on the end of their fork.
For the white noise on planes makes the food served up by cabin crew taste worse, according to experts.
Professor Barry Smith, founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, carried out an experiment on British Airways return flights to Istanbul – both with and without noise- cancelling headphones.
The University of London academic found... read more
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