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If your Diet Coke ordered on a flight took ages to come, there’s physics behind it

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Washington, Jan 29: Did you ever feel that that after ordering a Diet Coke while on a flight, you had to wait for eternity to get the drink served to you? You might have felt impatient and angry with the flight attendants who you noticed of serving people who ordered after you their drinks. But your Diet Coke took a long, long way to reach you.

If your Diet Coke ordered on a flight took ages to come, there’s physics behind it

It's not that the flight attendants forgot your order or they gave less importance to you as a passenger.

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There is a valid reason for this delay.

According to a popular post from 2013 in flight attendants' blog 'These Gold Wings', the reason for the delay in serving Diet Coke on a plane is pure physics.

Since the average cabin pressure in a plane is kept equivalent to that at an elevation of 8,000 feet instead of the sea level, soft drinks form more foam when poured out of container and it takes more time to make the glass full.

"The worst culprit for this is Diet Coke. I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring. If all 3 [sic] passengers ask for Diet Coke I'll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the Diet Cokes. As the infomercials say, 'There's GOT to be a better way!'" the anonymous blogger wrote clarifying that it is wrong to assume that flight attendants get upset when fliers ask for a Diet Coke.

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The blogger also posted a video to make it easier for understanding and showcased a unique way of pouring the soft drink without having to worry about the foam spilling.

"Pouring Diet Coke is one of the biggest slow downs in the bar service and on the shorter flights those precious seconds count!" the blogger added.

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