Unless the pilot decides to organize a giant meditation session, air travel is not usually the most relaxing of experiences. With this in mind British airline Monarch has had a rather bizarre idea of developing "anti-stress" snacks aimed at helping passenger relax at the airport. The snacks highly "original" recipes have already been tested on several European flights.
Stress can be worse than bad weather
Fear of flying, fear of the unknown, what if you don't like where you are going ... for some holidays can be as stressful as they are relaxing for others. With this in mind British airline Monarch has developed an amazing menu for anxious travelers. Presented in the form of small snacks, these "anxiolytic" recipes have been proposed on several flights traveling around Europe. There is nothing particularly innovative in this idea - food plays a vital role in the fight against stress. There is, for example, ice cream with immunity boosting licorice, rice cakes with lavender, chamomile tea or a cereal bar with mushrooms and tomatoes. Other snacks will be distributed during trips between London Luton, Naples, Gibraltar and Malaga to assess their effectiveness by passengers in search of peace and calm.
According to a study of 2000 British holidaymakers, stress would be much more likely to ruin a holiday than the prospect of spending the week in the rain. Obviously, rain can also cause stress and anxiety, but it is another story...