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Travel Guru Reveals Why You Should Never Eat on a Plane

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A travel expert has revealed to Bloomberg why you should never eat aboard a plane.

Melissa Biggs Bradley knows a thing or two about air travel. She is the founder of luxury travel firm Indagare and logs around 200,000 flight miles a year. So what is her secret to avoiding jet lag? It’s the same secret cabin crew know and implement – avoid eating!

Biggs Bradley told Bloomberg, “I eat nothing on flights. I’ve talked to a lot of stewardesses about it, and it’s a stewardess secret…Basically, at super high altitude, your digestive system shuts down completely,” she revealed. “Someone said to me it’s like being under anesthesia. So when you get off the plane, everything restarts and [your digestive system] has so much more work to do and so it makes you more tired.”

Melissa told Bloomberg she eats a couple of hours before boarding the flight and then it’s “nothing but lots and lots of water.”

For some of us going without food for long haul flights is just out of the question and if that’s the case experts suggest packing protein rich snacks like nuts, string cheese, or even fruit smoothie pouches to stave off hunger.


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