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
BonnieSaysFOWA: 0:06 how can he speak American English so well?
Neil Vance: When I was a kid in the 70's we were told to save and suck a Barley Sugar sweet for take of .... Or was it the landing?
Deepak Malviya: Can you tell me about spoiler function and why is it used?
Damian Jez: To the scientists out here, is there a difference in salt tastiness between 8,000ft and 36,000 feet, considering that the cabin is pressurized to the air density at about 8,000 feet?
Damian Jez: Am I the only one who noticed that Captain Joe mentioned that tomato juice is a vegetable drink but in reality it is a fruit drink?
HCLee: I didn't know people actually ask for tomato juice before watching this video!
Took China Airline a few times and they served coffee, tea, apple juice, and coke/soda.
TheXtreameGamer: Aaaaa You called a Tomatoe a vegatable! It is a fruit
John Catty: While an increase of tomato juice comsumption might have been noticed since the airlines dropped full meal service on board the tomato juice was already loved by passengers even before. The scientific explanation you mentioned at the end of the video might be more likely. I know also people that order the juice on flights today - although they would never buy a bottle in a supermarket :-) - because it is common on flights just as you explained popcorn in a cinema.
Phillip Lee: If ever on Lufthansa flight, order their tomato juice. It comes with a packet of celery salt and pepper. The best drink in the planet, bar none, and I could not duplicate it anywhere.
Jack Mitchell: What does all of the markings on the runway mean?
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
Team 2: The only reaon i clicked on the video is to see if he has an explanation for bord. lol
Team 2: BORD lol
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