Food & Drink Stories

During a flight a few years ago, I had an aisle seat and an Asian guy in his mid-20s had the window seat (middle seat was empty). At the gate before boarding, it was clear that he didn’t understand or speak English well. A half-hour into the flight, I noticed he was fast asleep, head […]

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As a veteran traveler for both business and pleasure, I am self-employed (and very thrifty). Premium Economy is about the most I would shell out for a flight. However, as my cousin works for British Airways, on the way back from JKF to LHR I was treated to the lofty heights of Business Class!

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Many years ago my wife and I arrived at Auckland Airport for our long-awaited trip to Hong Kong, flying direct on Air New Zealand. We had planned, skimped and saved for this trip for years, having previously been to Hong Kong many years earlier, and were eagerly anticipating our flight and holiday ahead of us. […]

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Prison Food

December 29, 2010

in Food & Drink Stories

For a short while in 2002-2004 (can’t remember exactly when) Lufthansa started cutting costs on food. As a regular traveller at the time I was used to the free sandwich and free drinks offered on the Manchester-Frankfurt route. OK, it wasn’t the greatest food in the world, but to a hungry traveller it was pleasant, […]

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The Refill

November 16, 2010

in Food & Drink Stories

I was young at the time; I won’t give a date (as I finally hit the age where I choose to ignore those details). I boarded a Delta flight (757) to Dallas in my first EVER First-class upgrade. It was then that I realized my co-worker Manny was on the flight–a few rows behind me.  […]

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A few years ago I was travelling on Malaysian Airlines from KL to Australia. The flight was full as there had been a major sporting event on in KL that finished earlier that day. I was seated in the last row by the window. Dinner service started and a few rows ahead I could hear […]

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My wife and I were flying American Airlines from Oahu, Hawaii to Chicago, Illinois after our honeymoon. Prior to our flight we took the time to buy some food at an airport kiosk so as to have something to eat on the way back. We were told that the flight would provide the opportunity to purchase […]

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I was on a Virgin Atlantic flight from Orlando to London. There was bad turbulence due to weather, so they announced that the food and drink service would be delayed. After about an hour and a half, they announced that the drink service in economy would be cancelled because the drinks were falling off the […]

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Four years ago, I was returning back from Beijing to San Francisco with my mother. She had joined me on a business trip as she had never been to China and my father was not a big traveler. So this trip had been a big treat for her and it had gone very well. To […]

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I fear that I may have been a passenger that accounted for fellow passengers experiencing a “flight from hell.” I had 11 hours to kill before my flight in Anchorage, Alaska with no car and a mile or more walk from the airport before I could find any place to hang out. I checked my […]

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Last summer I went on vacation with my roommate and her sister. I was flying back from Florida to Seattle and let me tell you what a horrible trip that was. I got up half way through the flight to go to the bathroom. I was wearing a pair of white Bermuda shorts and a […]

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So here I am newly married whisking my new bride off to beautiful northern Japan where I am stationed. The take off out of DFW was uneventful. Then as we headed northwest the air turbulence began. I assured my new bride that this was to be expected and as a world traveler I knew it […]

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