Travelers prefer dining at airports instead of on the plane

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.traveldailynews.com/page...er-dining-at-airports-instead-of-on-the-plane

    Travelers prefer dining at airports instead of on the plane

    While the airlines may not be making money on food service, airport restaurants are: According to a survey conducted by GO Airport Express, a Chicago-based ground transportation provider, just 2% of travelers say they purchase food on the plane.

    The company, which provides airport shuttles to and from O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport, polled travelers nationwide; more than 400 people responded.

    The number one response to the question on dining preferences when traveling, 55 percent of participants said they eat after going through security. Twenty six percent reported they don't spend any money on food while going from point A to B; they eat before they leave or after they arrive at their destination. Eight percent responded that they bring their own food; four percent said they eat before they go through security and another four percent purchase food to eat while on the plane. Several others commented that time and circumstances dictate where and when they eat while traveling.


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  2. uggboy
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    Does not sound like a big surprise to me!;)
     
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    ya think?:D
    I am in the 8% group for the most part but now that Rick Bayless has opened torta restaurants in both 1 & 3 terminal of my hometown airport ORD, I find myself dining after security more & more, especially due to the rocking margaritas served.;)
     
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    I think having elbow room as one devours food is a big factor here...
     
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    And not trying to balance food on what feels like a 5"x5" tray while cutting meat with a knife that's duller than a 2-hour documentary on the history of the thimble...
     
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    Not surprising to me either, although 2% is an awfully low number. That would mean that only 3 people on a 150-person plane are ordering food. On my SFO transcons, a lot more than 3 order the meals.

    That said, I usually bring food on, especially after a visit to get NY deli.
     
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  7. More than half of Travelers prefer to eat at the airport after passing through security rather than on-board a plane.
     

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