New research answers an age-old question about whyairplane food is so terrible. As it turns out, it’s not the food- it’s you! Scientists say that human taste buds are affected by altitude and dry cabin air. When you’re on a plane at 35,000 feet, your sensitivity to taste is lessened. That explains why most airplane meals taste so…well, tasteless. Guess it’s not such a bad thing that you’re lucky to get a bag of peanuts on most airlines these days.