Everyone has their go-to beverage on an airline. For some reason, a lot of monsters in the world love ordering tomato juice while flying because it tastes different at altitude. People find themselves ordering beverages they wouldn’t normally drink on land because the ‘free’ in-flight beverage service is one of the last perks afforded to travelers these days.
Speaking with These Golden Wings, a flight crew member explained why Diet Coke is the most hated beverage of flight attendants across the planet. Apparently, when Diet Coke cans are opened while the plane is flying at 35,000 feet in the air the fizzy bubbles are insane compared to the carbonation back on land. This makes pouring Diet Coke into those tiny ass plastic cups pretty difficult for flight attendants, and they reportedly hate this beverage above all for that reason:
‘I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring,’ one cabin crew member told These Golden Wings.
‘If all three passengers ask for diet coke, I’ll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the diet cokes’. (via Metro)
Solution? Give the passenger the entire fucking can of Diet Coke. Is it really that precious that they can’t afford to spare an extra serving? Most airlines offer unlimited free sodas and juices to passengers anyways, the passenger just has to ask for it repeatedly. If they’d just change policy and have the flight attendant ask the passenger if they’d like the whole can each time Diet Coke was ordered I think everyone would be a lot happier.
The experience of flying has gotten considerably worse over the course of my lifetime. I remember back when I was a kid I’d get to go into the cockpit and meet the pilot. They’d give me a set of wings to pin on my shirt. It was peanuts and pretzels galore. People actually dressed like humans and weren’t complete monsters to one another. If the airlines would stop worrying about trying to be as inhumanely efficient as possible, they could do things like give the customer the full can of Diet Coke and have happier customers and employees. Flying doesn’t have to be a miserable experience for all parties involved. (h/t Metro UK)