If you've ever thought that your drink or food tastes different on board an aircraft, you may be right. Studies have shown that loud engine noise may alter our ability to taste flavors, but the taste of Umami is not affected. So what is Umami? It's often called the "fifth taste". The others are salty, bitter, sweet and sour.
Some describe Umami as a savory flavor and that may explain your mid-air craving for tomato juice or a Bloody Mary. Tomatoes are rich in Umami and therefore drinks that are tomato-based, may taste better than others when you are in the air.
That doesn't mean that you should skip water in favor of a bloody mary but if you are planning a summer trip that includes air travel, you may want to give a tomato based drink a try while you are in the sky.