Crushing extra pretzels or peanuts over your meal can enhance the flavor. The study from the University of Manchester also found that loud noises like the plane's engine can make it harder to sense crunchiness.
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Go for meals that boast a lot of spice. Since the airplane tends to dull our sense of taste, that extra spiciness will make the meal more flavorful.
Last summer Danny Meyer's restaurant group Union Square Hospitality Group announced a collaboration with Delta Airlines. The executive chef of Blue Smoke, Kenny Callaghan and chef de cuisine, Jeffrey Held, are in charge of creating the BusinessElite Express Meals, which will be served on Delta's flights from JFK to Heathrow.
If you're traveling this holiday season you're bound to come face to face with airplane food.
Even though airplane meals don't have a reputation for being the tastiest, there are a few simple ways to enjoy them more. By ordering the safer bets and picking the right snacks you can improve your meal.
Check out the slideshow above for tips to deal with airline food.