Given the questionable reliability of air travel these days, there's a chance that that booking fee is going to include a no-expenses-paid, overnight vacation in an airport terminal. Or there's always the missed connection or five-hour layover option. The situation can be especially depressing when escaping the airport is not an option.
Fret not, stranded travelers. There is some solace to be found in the food court, of all places. Some airports feature local restaurants, which offer travelers a chance to taste regional culinary favorites without even having to leave the airport. So, whether it's thanks to chicken wings at BNIA or barbecue at AUS, logging a few extra hours in transit can be that much more bearable.
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