Why is tomato juice so popular on bord an airplane? / explained by CAPTAIN JOE

Tomato juice! Todays question is a classic passenger question :) Sent in by youtube Follower "Sandra S.“: "Joe, why is Tomato juice so popular on airplanes?" That is a great question and I had do some weird research to find an adequte answer. Unfortunately there is not just one answer when it comes to tomato juice on board an airplane. A survey has found out that many passengers order the aromatic red drink because they say it calms their stomace during the flight, cause many passengers get nauseous as soon as the enter the plane. Another source said that it´s just a "thing" like popcorn at the cinema. The cinema is mostly probably the only place where popcorn seems to be the "thing" to eat during a movie and you don´t need cutlery for it. So comes the airplane with tomato juice. Another said that a lot of passengers drink the red vegatable drink cause many airlines don´t serve meals anymore, so they drink the juice instead cause it tastes like cold tomato soup and satisfys like an entire meal. But the statement that really caught my attention, is the reduction in salt tastyness up in the air. Scientist have found out that with increasing cabin altitude your taste sense, especially the on responsible for salt, decrease dramatically. They´ve tested on volenteers who drank tomate juice on ground, and then put them into a pressure chamber to simulate flight conditions, and again let them drink tomato juice, and nearly every test person was claiming that the juice tasted poor in flavour, but adding a teaspoon of salt, made the juice taste as if they were on ground. Similar with all the hot meals on board a plane, cooks use up to 30% more salt when preparing the meal due to the loss in salt taste with increasing cabin altitude. This is my personal explantion and answer to this question, but it still remains a myth if you ask me. Why was it tomato juice in the first place, not carotte juice or any other vegatable drink. One thing for sure, it´s definitely healthier to than a glass of coke. So I hope I´ve answered another aviation-related quesiton for you, this was definitely a fun one to answer, so if you want to see more videos like this, subscribe my channel, give me thumbs up and spread the word. Thanks for watching Your captain Joe INSTAGRAM FLYWITHCAPTAINJOE: https://goo.gl/TToDlg MY WEBSITE: https://goo.gl/KGTSWK Equipment I use: Camera: http://amzn.to/2nEHPDM Microphone: http://amzn.to/2nff2oF Lights: http://amzn.to/2nEPGkU

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bratha nice: well damn it thats why we are meant to live and make friends with gravity not running away from it

Ziadkarson: There is a problem in the title. It is spelled "board" not "bord"


Sorry, my inner grammar Nazi can't handle it.

Jakub Ziółkowski: 2:21 you look like Mark Webber lol

Aaron nutter: tomato is my favorite fruit...
don't call it a vegetable

Ali Haleem: Is he a real pilot?

King Mondo: That last explanation regarding the tomato juice was really interesting. I've heard that the body also retains a lot of water, especially during long-haul flights, so that might also be related.

Hurley Cape town: Its good for a hangover thats why,virgin mary.

Albert McMuffin: Hey Cap Joe, could you explain a bit on cost index? thx :) xo

Lard Butt: The only reaon i clicked on the video is to see if he has an explanation for bord. lol

Lard Butt: BORD lol

JoeAnim IDN.: Who knows that trainer pilot is better than a common pilot?

SummerMonsoonRain: I think most passengers are drinking bloody marys, not just plain tomato juice :)

Jaden5s AJ: A tomato is a fruit

Hastag: If you are from Germany, your English is pretty amazing! Respekt!

Luis Eduardo Nogueira Pereira: Vegetable? Tomato is a fruit ...

J van der Kaas: I would normally never be seen a mile of the stuff as I absolutely hate tomato juice but for some weird reason, I seem to tolerate the stuff when offered it on planes.

Nour BACHA: Very funny. Thank u a lot for performing all these weird researches and giving as possible answers :)

niccatipay: So during the duration of the flight and after meals, I think that is is safe to say that many passengers are salty.
I just love your videos!

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David Bilia: Tomaaaaaato not tomato

Robert Feather: What a waste of time

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