12 Reasons You Should Stop Hating On Travel Food

No more sad sandwiches for you, brave traveler. Nowadays, you can eat great, whether you’re stuck in an eight-hour layover or you’re a mile high. Let Hyatt take care of the hotel part.

1. Virgin America

Virgin America / Via Flickr: jseita

Passengers on Virgin America can order food from their seats, which is neat. You know what’s even neater? This is what the food looks like.

2. Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Headed up by Chef Rick Bayless, Tortas Frontera lets travelers indulge in the Mexican food Bayless is so well-known for throughout Chicago.

3. Air China

Air China / Via Flickr: fukagawa

Offering a combination of Chinese and Western cuisines, Air China boasts that they switch up their menu every month. The variety should hopefully help you get through your million-hour flight. That’s how long it takes to get to China, right? A million hours?

4. Air France

Air France / Via Flickr: mrmystery

This airline does not mess around when it comes to meals. Pasta, protein, bread, wine, what looks like an entire pie — in an age of $11 stale airline sandwiches, Air France is a breath of fresh air.

5. Los Angeles International Airport

Umami Burger is an incredibly new addition to LAX, and it’s part of a larger effort to schwank-up the eateries in the super busy airport.

6. All Nippon Airways

All Nippon / Via Flickr: jseita

Seeing as flights from the U.S. are usually headed towards Tokyo (meaning a 14-hour flight), it’s fortunate that the food is s’darn good. I mean, look at this thing. It’s beautiful.

7. China Airlines

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A little presentation can go a long way. Tablecloth, tiny salt and pepper shakers, cloth napkins, nice glassware… big yellow drops of sauce? Yes, please. Plate devoted to butter? Yep. China Airlines nails it.

8. Newark International Airport

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What’s almost as good as eating oysters at the world-famous Grand Central Oyster Bar in Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal? Eating oysters at the Grand Central Oyster Bar located in the Newark Airport. Seriously, it’s a great spot.

9. Japan Air

It’s no small wonder that Japan Air’s Yelp page is full of people raving about the food. Offering a wide range of Japanese dishes, you’re not gonna be complaining about a lack of variety.

10. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

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Shoyu is an upscale noodle and sushi spot in the Minneapolis airport. Looking to kill some time during a layover? Sit down, order some delicious Japanese food with the iPad they give you, and you know what? Hold on to that iPad for a while. Play some games. Check your email. Totally fine.

11. Singapore Air

Singapore Air / Via singaporeair.com

Known for their attention to detail when it comes to food, Singapore Air will straight up make your child a birthday cake if you ask them nicely.

12. …And All Nippon Airways. One more time.

All Nippon / Via Flickr: jseita


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