Mile Cry Club: The science behind why we weep more easily on planes

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Have you ever cried at a film on a long-haul flight? If so, you’re not alone.

The prevalence of high altitude weeping is because your tear ducts are a tad more sensitive in the air than on the ground.

According to a study conducted by Virgin Atlantic, 44 per cent of male passengers confess they have “buried themselves beneath a blanket” to hide their damp cheeks during a flight. Women in the same situation were more likely to pretend they had “something in their eye”, the survey found. Understandable – it’s fairly awkward to start bawling in the company of complete strangers.

Overall though, more than half of the respondents said that, yes, they had experienced heightened emotions at 35,000 feet,…

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