30 Aug '11, 1pm

Have you cried on a plane before? According to people we've spoken to, it's almost natural to do so

Have you cried on a plane before? According to people we've spoken to, it's almost natural to do so

LAST week, Virgin Atlantic airlines started issuing an “emotional health warning” for their tearjerker in-flight movies. The Guardian reported that the weepy warning, which appears in films such Water For Elephants, will advise passengers “to keep a box of tissues handy and make ready with the call button if they need a shoulder to cry on”. Before you snigger, crying on the plane is actually very common. Virgin Atlantic’s Facebook survey showed that 55 per cent of passengers experienced heightened emotions while flying; 41 per cent of its male passengers had even buried themselves in their blankets to hide their waterworks from others. Travellers whom we spoke to also confessed to being more emo on the plane while watching a movie. Explanations ranged from how the lack of oxygen, or hypoxia, causes you to be more emotional; to how recirculated air makes your eyes dry hence...

Full article: http://www2.todayonline.com/top-stories/the-mile-high-cry...

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