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Here’s Why Flight Attendants Hate It When You Order Diet Coke On The Plane

We all know that feeling of getting on a plane and immediately wanting a tall glass of water. For some odd reason, many of us become parched when we sit down on a plane.

If you prefer a coffee over a water, or a water over a soda or even a soda over a juice, the number one drink flight attendants can’t stand to pour is drum roll please, Diet Coke and here’s why.

The reason for their disinterest in pouring a plastic cup of Diet Coke is because it takes too long to pour due to the pressure in the plane cabin.

According to the blog These Gold Wings, the pressure actually affects all soda but Diet Coke being the main culprit.

Digging even deeper into the issue,

“As you may know, the aircraft cabin is not pressurized to sea level, but rather to the equivalent of about 7 or 8 thousand feet. This means some passengers might feel a little light headed or that alcohol effects them almost twice as much as it would on the ground. It also means soft drinks foam up a lot more when poured out of a can,” according to the blog’s author, who goes by the name “Jet.”

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The author even included a video on the blog post showing how to pour a Diet Coke so that there’s less wait time for the customer and less stress on the flight attendant who’s pouring the soda.

“The worst culprit for this is Diet Coke. I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring. If all 3 passengers ask for diet coke I’ll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the diet cokes,” said “Jet”.

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So the next time you think about ordering a Diet Coke, do the entire service staff and the passengers waiting ahead of you a favor, and consider ordering a beverage that is non-fizzy or even just a regular Coke to help speed up the process!

You can pick up a fizzy bottle of Diet Coke when you land.