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Story Links From My Other Writing Jobs

While post one isn’t a story I wrote for AirwaysNews.com, our #FlashbackFriday feature is one of my favorites. Correspondent Luis Linares did this great post — complete with wonderful photos — celebrating the 15th anniversary of JetBlue.

And speaking of JetBlue, every year for the past four years, I have been one of three judges – along with Henry Harteveldt and Brett Snyder — of the airline’s annual anniversary cake decorating contest. JetBlue’s Blue Tails blog reports on this year’s winner and runner-ups.

After a recent United Airlines fare glitch that posted prices as low as $50 roundtrip (which were not honored), my friends were asking me how they could score these deals in the future. It became a column for the Travel section at About.com.

We’ll end this with this little exchange on Facebook. Read my original post on great airport restaurants here. And read my review of One Flew South here. Enjoy!

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Story Links From My About.com Air Travel Page

Regular readers know that I’ve cut back on posts here because I’m in my second year as the Air Travel Expert for About.com. It suddenly occurred to me that maybe you guys might be interested in some of the posts I’ve done over there, so I’m going to highlight three posts a week going forward.

Post one is my primer on how travelers can snag those rock-bottom air fares caused by airline “glitches.” In this post, I offer links to web sites, Facebook groups, air travel forums and folks on Twitter who are the ones that get the word out about fares like the Christmas present from Etihad that thousands of folks took advantage of.

With all the bad weather and flight cancellations that follow it, I wrote a post of 10 things travelers can do when they’re faced with delays and cancellations. Tip – smartphones are key in this process.

Finally because I’m a girl who loves a good meal at the airport, check out these five restaurants that are so good they actually make you forget you’re dining in the middle of a terminal. And there are many more than five — I could have written a post just on the great selections in JetBlue’s JFK Terminal 5 alone!


Best of Aviation Queen: Top 5 Airport Restaurants You MUST Try

Editor’s note: I’ve just returned from the Women in Aviation convention and I’m still catching up. So please enjoy this best-of, which originally appeared on the blog Jan. 31.

One of my traveling friends recently had a layover at Houston Intercontinental.  She had time to kill, so she was looking for somewhere she could have a nice glass of wine and a good meal.  She told me she stumbled on Le Grand Comptoir in Terminal C.  She called it a lovely oasis with great food and a wonderful selection of wines by the glass. The restaurant is the brainchild of concessionaire SSP America, and also has a location in Terminal C at Newark International Airport. I haven’t had the chance to eat at Le Grand Comptoir, but I’ve been to plenty of other restaurants I’d love to recommend!

  1. Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar, London Heathrow Terminal 5: I am a fool for smoked salmon, and the stuff served here didn’t disappoint.  The caviar wasn’t half bad either!
  2. Nonna Bartolotta’s, General Mitchell International Airport Concourse D:I had some time to kill at the airport, and after touring the Mitchell Gallery of Flight Aviation Museum (I’m just nuts about aviation museums) it was time to eat.  This place was near my gate, and I’m SO glad I stopped in. The food was good enough to make me think I was sitting at one of the original outlets in the city.
  3. Acme Oyster House, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport West Terminal:  This is NOT one of my favorite airports.  But it does have an outlet of this iconic New Orleans restaurant, and the food is just as good.
  4. Harry & Izzy’s, Indianapolis International Airport Concourse A: When I used to work for Rolls-Royce North America, I went to Indianapolis regularly to visit our aircraft engine plant.  Most times, the evening would end at St. Elmo Steak House, regularly on the list of the top steak places in the U.S. A version of that venerable restaurant is at the airport, sans steaks, but complete with the world-famous shrimp cocktail.
  5. Berghoff Cafe, Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal 1: Some advice before you go-make sure you’re really hungry, or not going on a long flight before eating here.  The portions are large and although it has many German favorite foods, there’s also sandwiches and pizza.

You know what I’m going to ask — what are the restaurants YOU must try?

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