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Ongoing History Daily: Music and airline food

You’ve probably noticed that airline food tastes really bland. Why?

Part of the problem is the altitude. One of the first things to go at high altitudes is your sense of smell and taste. The other problem (says scientists who study this sort of thing), is the drone of the engines. Somehow, that noise also impairs how food tastes.

One way to make airplane food taste better is to use noise-cancelling headphones. But British Airways is going one better. On many of their flights, you can access a special “Sound Bites” playlist on their inflight entertainment system. This music is designed to go along with the meals you’re being served on your trip.

Listen while you eat and not only will you be entertained, but theoretically, your airplane food will taste better.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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