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Is There Science Behind the Claim That Wine Tastes Differently at 35,000 Feet?

Is There Science Behind the Claim That Wine Tastes Differently at 35,000 Feet?

A lot has been written about the impact altitude has on taste. How being inside a noisy metal tube with lots of other people, at a lower air pressure and humidity than normal, greatly affects the ways we experience food and drink. In truth, most of this is based on guesswork and personal anecdote.

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Is Premium Economy Worth It for the Drinks? (LOL, Not On United)

Is Premium Economy Worth It for the Drinks? (LOL, Not On United)

Winter travel season is upon us. As seats in economy cabins continue to shrink, many airlines have introduced a new category, premium economy, to domestic and international routes. Premium economy fares are about 15 to 20 percent more expensive than basic economy, but they also offer extra legroom, free drinks — and the perks don’t […]

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Master Sommeliers Are Taking Airplane Wine Programs to New Heights

Master Sommeliers Are Taking Airplane Wine Programs to New Heights

Contemporary air travel is often an exercise in lowered expectations. First, airlines eliminated free checked baggage. Then, they stopped serving meals. Now a passenger can’t even get a tiny cup of coffee without paying a fee on some airlines. When will the madness end? Fortunately, several airlines have flipped the script and are investing in […]

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What Sam Adams’ Mile-High Tasting Stunt Tells Us About the State of Craft Beer

What Sam Adams’ Mile-High Tasting Stunt Tells Us About the State of Craft Beer

This Thursday 200 strangers were the first to taste an exclusive new Samuel Adams beer. The twist? We were 30,000 feet in the air. On a JetBlue flight from New York to Denver, Boston Beer Company co-founder Jim Koch hosted what he believes was the first-ever inflight beer tasting in history.

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Invite-Only Speakeasies, Master Somms, and Mixologists are Bringing Glam Back to Aviation

Invite-Only Speakeasies, Master Somms, and Mixologists are Bringing Glam Back to Aviation

The mid-20th century is fondly remembered as the ”Golden Age” of aviation. Intrepid travelers took to the sky with a sense of wide wonderment, sporting their Sunday bests — regardless of the day of the week. Even flight attendants were dressed to the nines. Destination be damned, getting there in lavish style was the name […]

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Flying High: The Craft Beers You Can Drink on Every Major American Airline

Flying High: The Craft Beers You Can Drink on Every Major American Airline

Craft beer is nearly everywhere in America. From chain restaurants to brew pubs to the grocery store, beer lovers have become accustomed to finding great tasting beer wherever they go — including the sky. Flying isn’t the luxury it used to be, but on many major American airlines, passengers can get premium craft beer whether […]

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And the Airline With the Best Beer List Is…

And the Airline With the Best Beer List Is…

We’re here to answer a few widely debated questions, starting with the following: At what moment does a vacation actually start? Is it that last minute you clock out and walk away from your desk, your long anticipated airport arrival, or the moment your plane lands at its destination? For us, the answer is simple: Vacation begins […]

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