What Happens To Doritos At 30,000 Feet

Ever wonder what happens to a bag of Doritos at 30,000 feet? Well, I’m going to tell you anyway. Since hardly any flights offer food (other than a pop and snack) anymore, I brought along a bag of Doritos on my flight to San Francisco in case I get a case of the munchies.

I didn’t open or look at the bag of chips until we were well on our way to the city by the bay. When I finally felt the need to munch on a few of the cheesy snacks, this is what the bag looked like. The passengers in the row behind us had a good laugh and ask for a picture of the Doritos. I did one better and made this video. That Flip Video camera sure comes in handy!

62 thoughts on “What Happens To Doritos At 30,000 Feet”

  1. Deborah says:

    I’m surprised they let you take the bag on the plane. I mean, we can’t take shampoo or beverages that weren’t purchased past security – what if you had sealed a detonator in that bag of Doritos?! 😯

    1. DeboHobo says:

      Now that is cool, you don’t have to worry about them getting crushed in your carryon bag. Talk a bout your self packing chip.

      I hope you are going to send the clip to Doritos. Perhaps we will see you in thier next commercial. πŸ‘Ώ

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        Oh no you just gave him another idea to get more publicity :p

        1. DeboHobo says:

          I’m sure he was all over that before I mentioned, but just in case. John I would like a finders fee should you get casted for a Doritos commercial. LOL πŸ‘Ώ

    2. Sha says:

      LMFAO oh come on. They let you take chips on a plane!

    3. MR. NICE GUY says:

      Hahaha. I’m sure John you will get paid to review Doritos at $1000. Lucky for you John πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    4. Googlelady says:

      Hey remember that those rules applies on different people, not all *Unfortunetly*

  2. Guillermo says:

    John… When you referred to food reviews in you weblog you were not talking about this, right? This is too much!

  3. John: Are you going to deduct( for 2008) the cost of the Doritos bag because you made a video on your blog? πŸ˜‰

    1. hahaha
      good joke,
      i don’t think john counts everything in terms of money πŸ™„

    2. Obviously πŸ˜‰ and the flight cost to show doritos at 30,000 feet.

    3. Robert says:

      Um, of course he is! The $1.39 that that Doritos bag cost him is going to save him about 15 cents on his business’s 2008 tax return.

  4. Sunduvan says:

    Hi everyone.. I made some review about John Chow blog especially in how he make so much money in his blog. You can visit my blog at http://freeblogreview.blogspot.com. Hahaha..so all of John Chow tricks in his blog are revealed there. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    1. Perhaps, but John reveals all of his tricks here, and he never went begging me to come here either.

      John, The wonders of the world never cease. Atmospheric pressure is a miracle. Love the post. I really enjoy the fact that you put so much stuff in your blog that isn’t about money. It’s a great way for us to find out who you are. Thanks bro.

  5. Very funny. Makes me hungry too.

  6. Tom says:

    Hi John,

    As an airline pilot, I can assure you even though the aircraft was at 30,000+ feet, the cabinet altitude was likely not higher than 3000-4000′ ft.

    1. Tom says:

      doh, cabin, not cabinet.

    2. Googlelady says:

      I want to get this opportunity to ask you (As a airline pilot) Why most airlines are not giving food? πŸ™„

  7. Infogle says:

    You are making every use of the flip camera.

  8. Ashley says:

    Funny I had a bag of pretzels on my last flight and nothing happened to them.

  9. lee says:

    At $30,000 per month, wouldn’t you be flying First Class? I’m puzzled here…

    1. Carl says:

      That would be a waste of money really. If John feels comfortable in that seat and the flight was not extremely long then that class is good. 😐

    2. And shouldn’t you be eating shrimp cocktail instead of Doritos? Eeeeww…

      1. Zac Johnson says:

        I was thinking the same… but from where John lives to CA it’s not that long of a flight. First Class is so damn expensive.

    3. John Chow says:

      It’s a short flight and I had the exist row seat. More than enough leg room.

      1. DeboHobo says:

        Even if it is a short flight John, you can still see How to Travel Like a VIP. For as little as hundred bucks the airlines will bend over backwards for you.

    4. Sha says:

      Eh, First Class is overrated. I used to get put in First Class when I flew by myself as a child. I actually preferred the regular seats because they felt cozy all around.

  10. KNau says:

    Lucky the bag didn’t pop in your carry-on or you would have been assaulted by the sky marshal πŸ™‚

  11. Doritos?! John, I thought you were a connoisseur of fine dinning. Doritos are toxic, especially of the Nacho cheese variety.

    1. Kiley says:


  12. adam says:

    John Chow flying coach? If I was such a baller I would be up in first class.


  13. Hahaha… now this is why I read John Chow!

  14. I can’t believe John is flying coach either. How much is first class anyway? Whenever I fly, I’m always envious of the leg room that the people in first class have.

    – Dave

  15. Paolo U says:

    You’re starting to experiment now.

  16. Vega says:

    No words. Dumbest video ever. John Chow looks stupid juggling around a Doritos bag full of air. If you have ever been on a plane and it feels like your face is about to explode.. ItΒ΄s the same effect. John Chow is laughing to the bank on you idiots

    1. pennyblogger says:

      maybe your negative attitude is what’s keeping you broke brotha….

      p.s. he doesn’t just get paid for clicks, he gets paid for eyeballs too, so you’re not helping your cause.

  17. Wade says:

    I can’t believe how many people throw a hissy fit on him not flying first class. Just because you make a lot of money, doesn’t mean you can’t save money when you can. It is a how a lot of people have extra money, penny pinching. Obviously a short flight isn’t worth first class. He is an average person just like the rest of us.

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  18. Simon Lau says:

    That’s pretty cool! I may to try something like that on my flight to the UK!

  19. Hannah says:

    I’m actually only surprised John didn’t take first for the leg room, but having the exit seat makes up for that. I have no problems with economy, but I’m well aware it’s mainly because I’m 5’4. If my legs were a few inches longer I’m sure I’d be begging for a business class upgrade!

    1. Robert says:

      I can’t believe he wasn’t flying first class.

  20. Sha says:

    I can’t believe some people are making a big deal about John not flying First Class either. I think it’s rather silly to have the mentality that just because someone makes good money, it automatically means they should buy/use expensive things. I guess some people didn’t see his other post about the way to spend money.

  21. zombie games says:

    Damn it John you could have played Zombie games instead! πŸ˜†

  22. zombie games says:

    LOL The Chowster is back, when you know you are bored eat Doritos

  23. Verbal says:

    Maybe that is why John has more money than us. He spends it wisely.

  24. Chetan says:

    The flip video camera comes handy everywhere lol πŸ™‚

  25. You can take food through security, as long as it’s in a sealed container/bag. I just flew to Vegas from Canada and took along chips, fruit and a chocolate bar without a problem. Pretty much the same idea coming back into Canada. Just no liquids/gels or banned items.

  26. Robert says:

    Watching that video, I realized how stupid viral videos can be. But I also realized how addictive they can be. When you have a brand (like John Chow), you have a heavy cult following that doesn’t care about silly videos like this one. They follow your every move, and that illustrates the value this blog has.

  27. Pyjammez says:

    Glad it didn’t bang really loudly and scare everyone into thinking there’s terrorists on board!

  28. Wil says:

    Funny that people are getting defensive about others questioning why John is flying economy, one of the main reasons for this blogs existance is because of the desire to make money and live the good life. Why would the head honcho with all of the money he makes fly economy? It’s a perplexing question. In addition one would think that John would be astute enough to realize that flying 1st class greatly increases your opportunities for networking with people that matter.

    1. Sha says:

      Again, who says that just because someone makes that kind of money, it means they should spend it on things like this? God forbid they want to fly economy & not First Class. Oh, the horror.

      Like I said above, I’ve flown First Class myself & actually prefer economy. Maybe John is the same way & if he is, there is NOTHING wrong with that.

  29. You know, if you fly JetBlue, they serve Doritos at 30,000 feet. πŸ˜›

  30. You sure know how to make stories. You are a good story teller john

  31. David Cheong says:

    😯 before the video clip last, i thought the doritos pack will pop up, who know, john you go pop it up and ate for yourself. Leave some for me man. πŸ™‚

  32. seola says:

    That is funny, I like dorrittos, but I think they have too much artificial colors

  33. Dr. Teeth says:

    lol, there are lot of funny comments out here.
    I think John should start a forum ASAP.

  34. I was expecting to see the Doritos go all over the place, haha… 😈

  35. Joy Smith says:

    I miss flying. That was funny that the bag inflated with air. Just shows you how many doritios are really in that bag.lol Now I am even hungrier than I was before!!!!

    1. Dr. Teeth says:

      even i am hungry, lol.
      doritos doritos!

  36. Clickaton says:

    Was something amazing supposed to happen, lol?

  37. pkchukiss says:

    Oh! I love popping stuff, like the facial towel packets they hand out at restaurants. I would most likely have popped the bag if this happened somewhere else other than on a plane.

  38. Who would hav ethought that one bag of chips could have caused such controversy! I am sorry John but I think I have enjoyed reading the debate in the comments more than the blog post this time!

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