[Why does food taste different on planes?](https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150112-why-in-flight-food-tastes-weird)


I think when flying in high altitudes your taste bud sensitivity significantly drops, so the food seems dry and/or tasteless.


Several factors on the plane including the background noise, pressurized cabin, and dry air suppress your ability to taste sweet and salty food by at least 30%. that's why Airline food tasted bad/different.


I honestly made this post as a joke, wasn't expecting actual answers.


There are less oxygen, or thinner air, when you get further up in the atmosphere. Less air leads to less taste in food. That's why toy see whinetasters slurp wine, to mix in more oxygen.


Jerry, is that you?


I don't know, but these airline pretzels are making me thirsty


It's pretty good on some airlines


Those little packs of peanuts are so hard to get into I mean Who are they trying to keep out of these things?


Where the hells the damn remote!


Not sure about the food but there was a small airline in the central region of the US called MidWest Airlines. They would handle the short hops like Kansas City to Denver, Wichita to Dallas, etc. They would bake chocolate chip cookies shortly after takeoff, the smell would permeate the cabin and make my mouth water. I discovered if you sat at the way back of the plane the flight attendant would offer the remaining cookies to the last passengers. Sometimes they wouldn’t make enough or people would ask for doubles during their walk through, it was a gamble you may not get any at all. More often then not I loaded up with a half dozen tasty, warm, gooey cookies to take home to the kids.