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Do You Dine in Airport Restaurants?

When PartySugar and I attended the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, we ended up changing flights around dinner time. Being a bit peckish, and always in the mood to eat, we headed straight for the airport restaurant to grab some food. When we got there I remembered a friend of mine who never eats in airports. She feels they're too expensive and overpriced. I agree, but sometimes you need food. What do you think? Do you eat in airport restaurants?

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keiraz keiraz 9 years
yeah, sometimes a cappuccino or something too :-)
mayara mayara 9 years
It depends. My husband and I love it when we have a long enough layover in Minneapolis to grab lunch, as there's this little fast-foody place we love that makes burritos with international flavors -- our favorite is the tofu Thai peanut.
maggieleigh maggieleigh 9 years
I do because I'm usually traveling for work, so it's not coming out of my own pocket :P.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Of course. When I am working, the airport is my second home.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 9 years
I do when we have to kill time and I get hungry, but I got a bad experience with this, once in Heathrow Airport I ate fish and chips from one of the restaurants and got food poisoning! Can you just imagine the torture I had to endure up in there in the plane? Goodness!
joannn joannn 9 years
I am from Singapore, where we have the world's best airport (or one of the best, hehe). The airport's practically a place locals flock to even when not flying. So I've definitely eaten pretty often at the airport. And we have so many choices, from fast food, food courts to high end restaurants.
emalove emalove 9 years
I have before, but only if I have time and I'm really hungry.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 9 years
Most of the time I will grab something fast but if I am really hungry I will go to a restaurant and grab a meal and a drink.
Marci Marci 9 years
I always bring my own food when I travel, so have never eaten a thing at an airport terminal. I'll get a speciality drink sometimes, but that's it. Some airports just have fast food, which is why I got into traveling with my own.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I've never eaten at one at all. But most of them do have simple resturants like Subway.
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 9 years
Depends on the airport. San Francisco, Chicago, and Heathrow to name a few have good restaurants. Cheers, Angela
EML13 EML13 9 years
Sometimes I'll pick up a coffee or a water, but I agree that they're generally too overpriced for me to consider. There was one time when the flight I was on was delayed for eight hours - from 9 am until 5 pm - so we had to buy breakfast, lunch, and dinner since we clearly weren't planning on the delay. That was a painful day for the wallet!
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
Always. I hate waiting, so eating is one fun thing I can do. I also always hit the duty free shops. The proof, I'm at the airport right now and just had a big breakfast. Next I'm going to shop. :)
Lolita29 Lolita29 9 years
NO, I get so nervous before traveling that I prefer not to eat .
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 9 years
Usually I'm on business travel, so it's covered. I would do it with my own money, anyway. Travel is hard enough without starving yourself. But I work hard to eat lots of veggies.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
Airports tend to have restaurants that I would never see at home, so it can be a nice treat. Besides, I REFUSE to pay $9 for a plain salad. If I don't eat before I go on the plane, I may not be eating for eight or ten hours, and I have had my healthy snacks (protein drink and a sugar-free granola bar) confiscated by TSA even though I had a letter from my doctor.
dmartinxoxo dmartinxoxo 9 years
Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant Plane Food in terminal five of Heathrow is totally brilliant. Mmmm.
will205 will205 9 years
i'm never in the airport long enough to grab some food - but i usually end up getting a drink and a magazine to pass the time :-) the food is always very expensive though - it's better to wait for the in flight snack, har har.
missdiorluxe missdiorluxe 9 years
I get a coffee during long waits and walk around. I never dine in though.
Lavinie Lavinie 9 years
i may not always dine at airport restaurants - but i do like going for a drink at airport bars... ;-) esp - if its me and friends going on a girls trip.
goaspen goaspen 9 years
not only are airport restaurants overpriced, the food is usually sub-par as well. when you were bouncing out of aspen you should have checked and checked out the restaurants where you can grab a quick bite. a lot of the time there is not even any food available in that airport and you have to wait until you get to denver - overpriced and disgusting food at DIA! fill up before next time.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I've only done it once...on Christmas Day, we were supposed to fly from Minneapolis to San Diego for a mission trip, but the flight was cancelled and we had to spend the night in Minneapolis. There were exactly zero restaurants open, so we got Subway food from the airport for dinner. Weirdest Christmas dinner ever, I think.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I eat at mcdonalds if I am starved... :shame:
Babycakes1234 Babycakes1234 9 years
Usually get a frap from Starbucks but I steer clear from everything else except a cocktail.
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