http://www.onthesnow.com/news/a/16350/travel-news-15-hours-and-they-sell-us-crackers-and-cheese Anyone who has flown recently to reach the mountains for skiing or riding knows that on most flights there is no more free lunch, or breakfast, or dinner, for that matter. Here is my airline adventure to tweak your tastebuds. Maybe. I am on my way to a conference at Alyeska Resort, 40 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska, this week, concluding with the ceremonial opening of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Several colleagues are flying from Philadelphia International Airport on an American Eagle plane scheduled to leave at 6 a.m. E.S.T. for Chicago. We then grab an Alaska Airlines flight to Anchorage at 9:30 a.m. Central Time, then from Anchorage another Alaska leg to Fairbanks. With luck, we touch down in Fairbanks at 4:46 p.m., Alaska time. Again, with luck, that’s a total of almost 15 hours, not counting the time it takes to drive to the airport, park, and reach security at 4:30 a.m. Food is sold on the first two legs of the journey. Anchorage to Fairbanks is shown as 61 minutes, and no food is sold.