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What’s the Deal with Airplane Breakfast?

Maybe the subtle success of an inflight breakfast exists simply because it is one of the few moments in air travel where the golden age novelty of flying carries over. In the same way that the roadtrip trifecta of charred black coffee, greasy eggs, and a desert sunrise will satisfy a specific kind of hunger during a weary traveler’s diner pit-stop, an airplane breakfast provides fulfillment only in effect with its environment, within the passenger’s momentary context. Even the most jaded traveler is capable of being faintly, fleetingly impressed by waking up at 40,000 feet to a full meal, and looking out the window to observe the patchwork of land and miniature urban systems that make up a country so very far from home.

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