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Secrets of an Airline Pilot

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Ever wondered how you can be stranded somewhere due to weather when that somewhere has perfectly blue skies? Ever thought about how often turbulence causes crashes? Ever wanted to take a look at the cockpit but figured you’d somehow wind up on a no-fly list? Well, now you can learn the answers to your curiosities…

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The 10 Most Luxurious In-Flight Meals

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The difference between economy meals and premium cabin meals is laughable. You’re on the same plane going to the same place, but since you’re paying WAY more for that premium seat, you get to ditch the tray of reheated slop and instead get a full meal created (sometimes) by a celebrity chef on actual plates…

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Airlines Rake in HOW MUCH in Baggage Fees???

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We all know that airlines have decided to climb their way to profitability via ticky-tack charges like baggage fees and extra legroom seats, but did you know just how much the airlines are profiting from this business model? It’s unbelievable. According to a study by IdeaWorksCompany (sponsored by CarTrawler), the airlines raised $2.45 billion in…

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Your Airplane Food Nightmare Has Come True

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We here at Fly&Dine know (perhaps better than most) that food on airplanes is a touchy subject. Passengers complain about the quality — or lack thereof — on a regular basis. Airlines do their best, but with massive restrictions and increasing pressure on their bottom lines, spending money on top notch meals isn’t a huge…

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Costco Sold How Many $5 Chickens Last Year?!?

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In terms of brands that people love, Costco is definitely towards the top. From the cheap gas to the unbelievable deals on wine (Costco is the world’s biggest wine retailer) to the smorgasbord of free samples, Costco is a tribute to capitalism in every way. It’s the stuff that mid-60s Soviet leaders had nightmares about.…

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Fly&Dine Comes to Chicago Magazine!

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Growing up, my parents always had a copy of Chicago Magazine on the family room coffee table. As of this moment, I can proudly say I’ve made it (at least in terms of the Kessler family magazine library). My work has been featured before in a variety of places (not Variety, though) like The New…

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Um… Jetpacks are Real?

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I’m calling it. It’s May 2015 and we are officially living in the future. All of the hallmarks of our future world — with the glaring exception of the flying car — have seemingly come to fruition. Just look at these new developments: 1. Apple just released a product that is essentially a Dick Tracy…

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