Foods not to eat on a plane
For those of you who fly steerage like me, please be considerate of your fellow human beings and weary travelers. Traveling can already suck...don't make it worse!
- •CurryAny kind. Japanese curry, Indian curry, Thai curry, etc. Because you'll be burping it up for hours afterwards. Gross.
- •Brussels sproutsSure, they taste delicious but they smell like farts. It already smells like stale farts and jet fuel and you're just compounding the problem.
- •McDonaldsDo I have to say more? In that case - It's a plane, not a French fry grease trap.
- •Kim cheeDon't get me wrong, I LOVE Kim chee. But not for hours and hours in an enclosed tube 35,000 feet in the air with no escape other than a sad, yellow, deflated oxygen mask. Garlic and spicy chili in recycled air is never good.
- •SushiNow, I'm of two minds on this one. Fresh sushi, where the fish is very fresh (and therefore doesn't stink like the back alley of a seafood restaurant) is ok. But how fresh can airport sushi be? If you want to get really technical only buy airport sushi if you're flying on a Tuesday when the distributor has just made a fresh delivery but otherwise err on the side of caution.
- •MusselsShelled and in a clear ziploc bag consumed like soggy pistachios an hour into a 6 hour cross country flight. True story. How that woman didn't get food poisoning I'll never know. But I'm eternally grateful she didn't.