Here’s Why Diet Coke Takes The Longest To Pour On An Airplane

If your buns have ever touched the seat of an airplane, chances are you’ve received a beverage from the drink cart that makes its way down the aisle, making sure your thirst is quenched during your flight.

While you make your choice between the usual water, soda, tomato juice, or ginger ale, it seems that Diet Coke, specifically, takes the longest to pour and get to your impatient hands.

An attendant from the These Gold Wings flight blog, said that the carbonation, combined with altitude makes Diet Coke a bit of a hassle to pour, as the bubbles take forever to go down and get a proper pour on the first try.

The blogger stated that she has to get started on other passengers’ drinks as she waits for the bubbles to go down on the Diet Coke.

There was a study conducted by the Illinois State University that concluded Diet Coke was more fizzy than regular Coke, according to

Just out of curiosity, we did a pour test on both sodas in the Foodbeast office. While we were able to fill up a glass with Coke on one try, for the Diet Coke, we had to wait on the bubbles to go down a bit before being able to completely pour the whole can, with a difference of around three to four seconds having to pass before we could resume pouring the Diet Coke into the glass again.

The blogging flight attendant did provide a video for a method she uses to try and cut the time, but it seems a bit unsanitary as it requires the surface of the can touching the poured drink.

At least now you know, if you’re on a plane and ask for a Diet Coke, you’re probably going to be the last one in your row to get your drink.

By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.