Woman pushing a cart on an airplane

The Boozy Beverage You Should Avoid Drinking Mid-Air

By Jenna Busch


As some travelers may have heard, a bloody mary tastes better on a flight, as extra background noise increases the intensity of umami taste. However, this taste comes at a cost.
Bloody marys have a high sodium content, which can cause your body to retain water, making you uncomfortable. Flight attendant Sue Fogwell always avoids them.
Another flight attendant, Andrea Song, told The Sun that she avoids the drinks while flying "because a bloody mary mix contains 12-times more sodium than a soft drink."
If you still choose to have a bloody mary, drink water to rehydrate your body. However, bring a water bottle instead of drinking the water on the plane, as it may be dirty.