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Let’s say you’re traveling to Chicago. You booked a flight on American and you’ll get into O’Hare around lunchtime. You have two choices: buy something overpriced from the plane or buy something overpriced at the terminal. How are you going to make your decision? Where are you going to get the information that will help you avoid walking around Lower Wacker lamenting the fact that you fell for the smoked turkey breakfast sandwich from the cart?

The answer is Fly&Dine. We’re here to give you everything you need to fill your stomach in the best way possible. In the case of your midday flight to the Windy City, we’ll tell you not to miss Tortas Frontera, Rick Bayless’s fast-casual Mexican outpost in the middle of Terminal 3. We’ll even tell you what to skip (Tortilla Soup, Queso & Jam breakfast torta) and what to hit (the short-rib dense Pepito, the fun custom Guacamole Bar) to get the most out of your experience.

Fly&Dine is here to take the guesswork out of eating in the air, at the terminal, and on the ground. If it has to do with food and air travel, we’ll cover it. You can expect the latest updates on airline menus, info on terminal food court overhauls, and lists of great places to eat near the airport, too. We want to be your one-stop shop for just about everything and we’ll do so with a sense of humor and a commitment to providing the most accurate information possible as soon as it’s released.

We’re in the middle of a foodie revolution when it comes to air travel. Gone are the days where dinner on a plane was roughly the same as a school cafeteria lunch. Stand-up comedians don’t have as much fodder for their tiny-pack-of-peanuts jokes anymore. Instead, airlines are putting more thought into their epicurean offerings than ever before. Celebrity chefs like Marcus Samuelsson and Neil Perry are overseeing menus. Airlines like Etihad are offering real chefs on-board their flights to cook whatever hits your hunger button. We’re in a new era of air-eating and Fly&Dine is at the forefront of the revolution.

I’m not the world’s most seasoned traveler, but I fly quite a bit. As a columnist for Bon Appetit and Food Republic, I’m constantly scouring the world for the latest and greatest in food and that means I spend a lot of time too much, really in airports and on airplanes. With more than a decade in the food industry and almost as long as a professional writer, I’m the right guy to help guide you on your quest to find the perfect meal.

So join me on this mission as we start to introduce the world to the best culinary air travel site that’s ever existed. With Fly&Dine, it’s all about the journey and the journey should always be delicious.

Your Captain,
Jason Kessler

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