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Flight attendant reveals why they hate it when passengers order a Diet Coke in the air

Flight attendant reveals why you should NEVER order a Diet Coke on a plane: ‘We hate serving it’

  • A flight attendant has shared why a Diet Coke is the worst drink to order in the air
  • Posting to TikTok the hostess said Diet Coke takes much longer to pour
  • She showed a side by side comparison with a regular Coke in the now viral clip
  • When poured into a cup of ice, the Diet Coke fizzed and took longer to settle
  • Some commenters were surprised whereas others were unsympathetic 

A flight attendant has revealed why a Diet Coke is one of the most frustrating orders passengers can ask for in the air. 

Posting to TikTok, the American airline hostess said Diet Coke ‘takes too long to pour’ compared to other soft drinks. 

In the clip, that has racked up more than 340,500 views, she poured a Diet Coke and regular Coke side by side with the diet version’s fizz taking much longer to settle. 

 

A flight attendant has gone viral after revealing the reason why a Diet Coke is the most frustrating thing a passenger can order while in the air compared to other soft drinks.

In the clip, that has racked up more than 340,500 views, she poured a Diet Coke and regular Coke side by side with the diet version's fizz taking much longer to settle

In the clip, that has racked up more than 340,500 views, she poured a Diet Coke and regular Coke side by side with the diet version’s fizz taking much longer to settle

‘This is why flight attendants hate serving Diet Cokes on the plane…it takes too long to pour,’ she wrote in the clip captioned ‘Flight attendants problems’.  

Hundreds in the comments were surprised to learn Diet Coke fizzed more than regular sodas while in the air whereas others had no sympathy for the stewardess’s minor pet peeve. 

‘So this is why they just hand me a cup of ice and the whole can of Diet Coke,’ one person said while second quipped: ‘Y’all really complaining about pouring a coke into a cup?’

Why does Diet Coke fizz more on a plane? 

Whenever a soda can is opened, the CO2 begins to go from a state of high pressure inside the soda to a state of low pressure in the open air. 

It does this by forming bubbles or fizz. At increased altitudes a higher differential between the soda and the air expedites this process meaning the soda both bubbles more and goes flat faster

The reason for the difference between the ‘fizz’ in Coke and Diet Coke is the same reason Diet Coke exists: It’s the sugar. 

Sugar both increases viscosity and surface tension, allowing regular Coke to form larger bubbles that are weaker and pop faster. Diet Coke, on the other hand, forms smaller, stronger bubbles that pop much slower.

Source: Bonham Forshage/BravoTV

‘Why you gotta pour it? Just give the cup and the can. Done,’ asked another.  

‘Give the can and a cup with ice to the pax and they can pour it themselves,’ agreed a fourth. 

‘Try pouring it slower over the ice. I get you’re in a hurry but if it’s slow enough you don’t need the 2nd or 3rd pour,’ another suggested. 

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