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Why You Should Never Ask for a Diet Coke on an Airplane
It's the one drink order that will undoubtedly annoy your flight attendant. Here's why.
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At this point, experienced travelers (and germaphobes) know they should never ask for a cup of coffee or tea on an airplane, but this week, Travel + Leisure revealed that there's another drink order that annoys flight attendants intensely: Diet Coke.

The reason for their displeasure with the low-cal cola? It takes too long to pour.

According to flight attendant blog These Gold Wings, the pressure in the plane cabin affects all soda, but none so much as Diet Coke. "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 affects 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," explained the blog's author, who goes by the pseudonym "Jet."

"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."

The writer even went so far as to say, "Pouring diet coke is one of the biggest slow downs in the bar service."

That's as good an excuse as I've ever heard to buck your diet mid-flight and order a can of regular Coke. Your flight attendant will thank you.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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