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April 17, 2005

AirlineMeals.net

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This great website had its origin back in 2001 after Marco 't Hart's mother asked him one day, after he returned from one of his frequent trips to Turkey to visit his then–girlfriend, "What do you eat on the plane?"

On his next trip he took a picture of his airplane meal.

A couple of weeks later, bored at work (unlike you right now — ha!), he found about 20 other online pictures of airplane meals and started to build a website.

In March of 2002 he expanded the original posting and asked for submissions and he was flying.

As of last Monday, April 11, the site had 11,560 photos of airline meals from 444 carriers.

More than 2.68 million visitors have browsed the pictures and meal reviews.

There's a Forum chat room where Marco opines along with a cast of other regulars; an airport lounge review; crew meal photos; an extensive gallery of menu photos; and a "Meal of the Week" contest whose submitter gets their photo posted on the site's home page for seven days.

At the top of this post is the current Meal of the Week: the picture was taken by Arne Scheehl aboard China Airlines last November 24 in Economy Class.

Jennifer Conlin wrote about her addiction to AirlineMeals.net in a story appearing in today's New York Times Travel section.

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