The Apple of My Ear "To avoid ear pain during flights, 
bring along an apple. When you feel the plane begin to descend—about 25 minutes before arrival—start snacking. The chewing and swallowing will 
keep ears in good shape. I’m a pilot, and it works every time!" —Capt. Mike Filippell, Tower Lakes, Ill. Budget Travel Monday, Nov 3, 2008, 9:00 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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The Apple of My Ear

"To avoid ear pain during flights, 
bring along an apple. When you feel the plane begin to descend—about 25 minutes before arrival—start snacking. The chewing and swallowing will 
keep ears in good shape. I’m a pilot, and it works every time!" —Capt. Mike Filippell, Tower Lakes, Ill.

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