Airline meals take off on social media
September 17th, 2012
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Business Traveller is a monthly show about making the most of doing business on the road.

We've all seen it before - you're in a restaurant and the person at the table next to you has their camera phone out and is happy-snapping their chosen dish before uploading it to one of the many social media sites out there.

Food lovers the world over are now taking their cuisine-capturing antics to the skies as airlines find more and more of their dishes are ending up online.

Airlinemeals.net is one such site that travelers are posting their pictures to and with over 26,000 photos and counting of more than 600 flight operators, the industry is taking notice.

Ten years ago Marco 't Hart was in a long-distance relationship which saw him flying every six to eight weeks. On one such flight he took a picture of his food at the behest of his inquisitive parents.

Weeks later curiosity lead him to the internet to see if others were doing the same and he found around 20 images. After seeking the image owners permission, he thought it would be fun to put the pictures on a website and airlinemeals.net was born.

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  1. Mildred

    Yeah... but the you only get plates like the ones above if you're flying international and/or business class. Although the Delta (or is it United) Mediterannian Tapas box in coach class is pretty decent taste wise, it's all in little packets.

    September 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply

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