Comfort food and flying


Does it surprise anyone that, despite airlines trying to offer healthy snacks, most people would rather go for a quarter-pound microwaved cheeseburger? I'm not big on red meat, but I do tend to lean toward salty, fatty, carb-laden snacks when traveling. Maybe it's a reward for putting up with all the hassles? Or a lot of us subscribe to the notion that calories eaten on the airplane stay on the airplane?

I'm guessing you see something similar when it comes to F&B at a conference—people may say they want a light salad for lunch, but when given a choice, they opt for the mac and cheese...

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