There may actually be a reason people seem to love tomato juice at 30,000 feet in the air. A 2014 study found the noise level of planes can impact taste, making rich umami flavors a draw for passengers. Another industry-funded study suggested the air pressure and humidity levels on a plane make bold drinks taste better, as noted by Mental Floss.
Tomato juice has been saved, but United passengers are also bidding farewell to Sprite Zero, Jim Beam, Courvoisier, and Amaretto, reports the Chicago Business Journal. Sprite Zero was having a tough day Thursday, realizing it can't inspire the same kind of passion people feel for liquid tomatoes.
h/t Mental Floss