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Ex-flight attendant says it’s the only way to avoid ‘horrible’ food on a plane

A FORMER flight attendant has revealed how passengers can avoid ‘horrible’ meals on long-haul trips.

The cabin crew even explained how meals are prepared in “huge factories in Europe.”

Airplane food is often disappointing, thanks to a combination of preparation and how your taste buds respond to a flight

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Airplane food is often disappointing, thanks to a combination of preparation and how your taste buds respond to a flightPhoto credit: Getty

With 12 years of experience as a flight attendant, Justin Barnes shared on Facebook his insider knowledge of why airline meals are so bad and how to avoid disappointment.

He said: “Airlines have to deliver thousands upon thousands of meals a week. Economy meals are generally made in huge factories in Europe that produce, freeze, and then ship millions of meals a year as cheaply as possible.

“The higher quality meals are prepared in huge commercial kitchens at airports and then chilled so they’re a little fresher.”

Therefore, the best way to avoid a garbage meal is to simply avoid it.

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He added: “Your food will never be great. It can sometimes be good, or at best edible, or it can taste downright awful, dry, and like sh*t.

“So my advice is this. Pack tons of snacks, drinks, sweets, fruit and whatever else you can think of in your carry-on.”

Poor tasting airplane food isn’t always the chef’s fault though, it’s also your taste buds that change on flights.

The air on airplanes is extremely dry, which can dry out your nasal passages and make your taste buds less perceptive.

Think about your last cold – your sense of smell is weakened, so is your sense of taste, and that’s what happens when your nose dries up on a plane.

In addition, the low cabin pressure decreases the oxygen levels in your blood. This means the part of your nervous system that responds to smells becomes less sensitive, making your sense of smell even worse.

However, there is a way to make your airplane meal tastier.

An Oxford professor has revealed that wearing noise-cancelling headphones while eating can actually improve the taste of your food.

Professor Charles Spence, a taste and food expert, said that the sound of the engine on an airplane can make food taste up to 10 percent more bitter.

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Another travel expert has revealed how British tourists can bag a dream holiday on a budget with five simple tricks.

Meanwhile, an airline pilot recently explained why passengers should never take their shoes off during a flight.

The best way to avoid a garbage meal is to simply avoid it

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The best way to avoid a garbage meal is to simply avoid itPhoto credit: Getty

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