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Favorite airport restaurants

la-carreta-coffee-shopAirport Restaurants That Really Are Worth The Trip by Paul Brady originally appeared on the Conde Nast Traveler website June 27, 2013

The past few years have seen a marked improvement in airport dining around the world—in-terminal food truckslocal fare, and even high-end bistros that wouldn’t be out of place in London, New York, Paris, or Tokyo, four of the world’s best food cities.

But would you actually fly to an airport simply for the food? Believe it or not, some jet-setters do, and they’ve shared their airside experiences here—in the hopes that no passenger will have to suffer through yet another sorry, soggy sandwich.

Heather Poole, flight attendant for a major carrier and author of The New York Times bestseller Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama and Crazy Passengers at 30,000 Feet:

“Because flight attendants only get paid for flying time in the air, it’s in our best interest to stay off the ground. That said, the only airport I don’t mind having a three-hour sit between flights is Miami International. That’s because of La Carreta, where the Cuban food is so good. And it doesn’t matter what time the flight back to New York might be, I always make a stop at Cafe Versailles for café con leche. I need the caffeine just to get through the boarding process—and depending on how long of a day it’s been, I might also grab a guava pastry to go along with the coffee.

San Francisco International is my second favorite airport because of The Plant; I crave their wasabi burger on my days off. In Chicago, I’ve actually prayed passengers would deplane faster just so I’d have time to run over to Tortas Frontera for the taqueria salad. Oh my gosh it’s so good!”

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Photo of the day: After being told he would have to check his bag, Bob’s shoe-throwing temper tantrum ended when the overworked gate agent knocked him on his butt.

Photo courtesy of Heather Poole (ME!)

Caption courtesy of Roger

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Video: Heathrow terminal 5 flash mob – best one yet!

Imagine being greeted after a long flight like this!  

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Passengers: Frank and Ted are ready to board – twenty minutes early.

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Photo of the day: What did the big bag say to the little bag? Be-atch, stop sitting on me!

Photo courtesy of me! (Heather Poole)

Quote courtesy of Nicholas Ortiz

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Photo of the day: Flight attendant standing in the snow at JFK airport

In all my years of flying out of New York, I’ve never seen anything quite like this before.  The gigantic snow pile took up three regional jet gates at JFK airport today.  The flight attendant standing in the snow is over 6 feet tall in heels!  And she hopes to make it back to Cincinnati tonight…  Yeah, right.   

Photo courtesy of @SawaJane

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Photo of the day: As part of the new TSA pilot program, Bob gets a sticker for his bag each time he passes security screening without a bag check.

1st runner up:  Paul (@Flyingphotog) “As Carmen Miranda yelled at the poor Agent behind counter in the baggage office, another traveler made off with her roller bag.”

2nd runner up:  Cowin Myundies – “This is my baggage. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My baggage is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My baggage, without me, is useless. Without my baggage, I am useless.”

Photo courtesy of Heather Poole (me!)

Caption courtesy of Mike!

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