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DFW Airport: A Foodie’s Dream Connection

If you think the only meal the Lone Star State has to offer is sweet iced tea and brisket, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) will make you think again! As the second largest airport in the U.S., DFW’s restaurant directory is impressive.  Whether you’re craving authentic Texas BBQ, modern Chinese fusion, or gourmet cereal (yep—they have that), DFW has you covered. You will fly out of DFW feeling full, satisfied and feeling like you’ve been to a local gem. Here are 8 picks that make our mouths just water:

  1. La Bodega Winery (Terminal A, Gate A15)
    Sit back and relax outside the buzz at this lovely winery. Enjoy a glass of Texas-made wine plus cheese tray pairings while you contemplate your next flight. The wine tastes so good that you might get carried away, so don’t forget to hydrate before boarding your plane!
  2. Raeta Grill (Terminal D, D33)
    Grab a tasty margarita and experience “airport Texas” at Raeta Grill. This legendary cuisine based restaurant uses the highest quality ingredients to combine Mexican and Southwestern spice dishes. Be sure to try the chicken-fried steak, tenderloin tamales, and the tortilla soup for a hearty meal that will leave you posting pictures on your Instagram account!
  3. Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Terminals B, Gate B27 & Terminal D, Gate D28)
    Get down and dirty at this family-owned Fort-Worth barbecue chain. Cousin’s has been serving customers with its heavily grilled meat for nearly 30 years. Jump off your flight or arrive early to experience one of Texas’ best barbecue joints.
  4. Cereality (Terminal C, Gate C6) 

    Did you miss your favorite breakfast in your rush to the airport? No problem! Take it to the next level, leaving your taste buds crying, “More custom crunchiness!” after each spoonful of custom-made cereal. Featured on Food Network’s hit show, “Unwrapped,” this eatery serves your cereal hot or cold.
  5. M Lounge (Terminal D, D23 *outside security)

    Ease your mind after a business meeting or long flight at this upscale venue. M Lounge will serve your favorite cocktail, wine, or microbrew along with mouth-watering sushi. Just because you are stuck in the terminal doesn’t mean you can ‘t have a sophisticated meal at this airport a-list venue.
  6. Cool River Café (Terminal D, Gate 25)
    Locals know this place well.  The elegant and warm atmosphere accompanies an extensive bar and wide selection of world-renowned wines. Fill up on Cool River’s grilled salmon, fantastic steaks, or primerib quesadillas.  Fusion at its finest.
  7. Tigin Irish Pub (Terminal D, Gate D20)
    Unwind from your flight at this traditional Irish pub. Catch a Premier league game while sipping on a pint of Guinness or savoring one of Tigin’s delicious dishes.  They taste as good as they look.
  8. Grand Met (Terminal D, D23 * outside security)
    This fab restaurant is connected to M Lounge, offering Mediterranean and Pacific Rim inspired multi-course meals. Sitting at this bar may make you forget that flight and think you are in a hot bar so mind your watch.  Grand Met is located at the Hyatt, a top choice for lodging at the DFW airport, so if you happen to be spending the night-relax and enjoy!

Tell us your favorite spot to FlyInStyle on Twitter or Facebook and we may feature it in a future post. Bon Appetit!

 

Free Wi-Fi: Where, When, and Why!

how-to-get-free-wifi-in-airportsIf you know anything about the term #FOMO—the Fear Of Missing Out—you know how real it is when you DON’T have access to the Internet (Note: FOMO is not to be confused with travel separation anxiety). I, more specifically, experience MAJOR email #FOMO when traveling. What if while I’m sans connectivity my bank sends me a ‘fraudulent activity alert’ email? How will I ever know who wants to connect with me on LinkedIn?! Torture, truly. Thus, (free) Wi-Fi has become a staple, and fortunately, airports are picking up on this fact.

Mikey Tierney reports in an article that of the nation’s 30 busiest airports, 12 offer free Wi-Fi! And why the gradual switch to demonetizing internet access, you may wonder? “A pleasant experience for travelers, which can include Wi-Fi, could spawn fresh businesses,” Tierney writes, and “some lost revenue [on Wi-Fi] would be recouped through more spending at airport establishments.” So money saved on W-Fi is money spent on…shopping. Hey, we’re not complaining!

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Airwatchdog.com does a great job of compiling a comprehensive list of U.S. and international airports that offer free Wi-Fi. Their list also includes airports that still charge for access and their prices. However, you should always double check the list’s accuracy—although it says Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport charges $4.95 per day for access, as of late, it’s actually free!

So since you’re getting deals on airport Wi-Fi, go ahead—download our free FlyInStyle App and find more exclusive deals on your favorite airport shopping!

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Passengers to FlyInStyle with their Favorite Brands and Shops!

FlyInStyle went live in the App Store in March 2014! You can now download it and give it a try on your next airport trip. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flyinstyle-shop.-dine.-save./id827100646?mt=8 . We will have the Android version following shortly. The FlyInStyle App helps travelers connect with their favorite brands and retailers for instant deals, product launches, happy hours & more. I am so happy to share this news; we hope it will be the first of many announcements to come on improving the passenger experience at the airport. Please enjoy an excerpt from a recent press release below:)

No more lame-over layovers! Make your wait-time fly by!

FlyInStyle opens a mobile communication platform for airport brands & retailers never before seen in the industry, allowing them to reach their consumer in innovative ways while increasing consumer understanding in the airport. It is the first airport app of its kind, specializing in improving the airport experience by showcasing offers & events in retail and restaurants. Eventually we will have a better understanding of how mobile can influence buying decisions. In the airport, as passenger traffic increases and people turn more and more to their mobile devices for entertainment, the opportunity to engage passengers will continue growing. FlyInStyle allows its beta merchant partners to publish content in any airport globally in minutes and determine the duration of each offer and event, so efforts can be highly targeted. The focus in the first half of 2014 is in the Americas as the company ramps up with exciting offers, deals and events while building its user base. They also have sights set on engaging high potential demographic targets like Brazilians and have accelerated expansion of multiple language support. The company is pushing merchants to publish global offers to give the passenger the best possible experience in the app for their entire trip. FlyInStyle is working alongside its brand and retail merchant partners on driving awareness, downloads, and usage during the trip through activities at the airport and online. FlyInStyle is in beta testing with select brand and retail partners but will gradually add more merchants throughout the beta period. Stay in touch at http://flyinstyleapp.com/!!

iPhone App is NOW AVAILABLE

The Fly In Style iPhone app is now available from iTunes AppStore !!

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The Best of the Best Airport Food-Bon Appetit!

The Best of the Best Airport Food-Bon Appetit!

Delicious food can be found in the airport! If your in the mood for a mouth watering grilled cheese topped with caramelized onions and spiced ripe tomato soup it can be found at Gate 55, Terminal 2 in San Francisco International Airport (SFO). How convenient, huh!

Don’t stop there Cat Cora’s Kitchen can add to your cheese fantasy with cheddar, feta, and grilled sourdough yummy! Perfect to keep your appetite satisfied for a long time. Airport food has gone above and beyond with celebrity chefs’, sit in restaurants, farm-fresh ingredients, and expense-account-quality wines. This new trend has quickly caught on to social media sites. In addition, surveys can help you find healthy food in the airport. These eateries help create an image and identity that will stick with the airport traveler.

Gourmet treys have become a major hit through airport dining because they’ve appealed to all expense-paid business trip customers. Several travelers are expert food critics and travel to find the best of the best so why not start at the airport. To make it easier, the check-in and security provide ample time to scope the airport for the perfect restaurant to enjoy. They hope to create a more local environment at the airport not just a pit stop.

Higher quality food equals an expected increased revenue, which leads to the replacement of fastfood into traditional restaurant businesses. OTG Management, which operates in 10 airports across the United States and Canada, says that this replacement has boosted sales-up to 50%. Travelers tend to veer towards eating out, which can be transferred to thinking they will do the same at an airport.

Travelers like a sense of adventure. Taste of Milly City Tavern in Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport has none other than bison tartare on a seasonal menu. He supported his menu item with the statement, “ We operate restaurants inside of an airport, not airport restaurants.”

Restaurateurs have more restrictions however in the airport. They have limited storage and cooking space, their customers want their food quick, they must screen any delivery, and an open-flame is usually a no-no. They claim their higher prices are similar to regular prices at any other restaurant back home.

Roger Berkowitz chief executive of Boston’s Legal Sea Foods was one of the first and opened at Logan International Airport two decades ago. Initially, he didn’t want to open a restaurant in the airport because the other food he found to be expensive and ok in taste. He said, “I didn’t want that kind of image.” But the airport lured him in with a good offer. In his mind, he felt he should offer inexpensive food, but pleasantly found out that people who travel didn’t mind to spend money. His menu included delicious irresistible lobster rolls, crab cakes and tuna burgers that could quickly be made. He griddled the fish.

The best spot to put your airport restaurant is by airlines with delays and cancellations. As a restaurant owner you can sign a license agreement with a concession operator and put them in charge of any regulation and requirement. , unlike Berkowtiz who wanted control over the restaurant.

The mayor’s office of Chicago wanted to include celebrity chef Rick Bayless at the opening in O’Hare International Airport, but weren’t successful. However, Mr. Bayless’s Frontera Restaurant now have three licensed locations at O’Hare.

Urban Taco, a sit-down restaurant in Dallas-Fort Worth International, configured a plan to make quicker but healthy food. The licensed business owner, Gina Puente, reduced the amount of fat and salt placed in each dish to make a healthier option. The company also mixes its ingredients to accommodate the limited amount of space that is available.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport chose to showcase local restaurants throughout their airport instead of chained restaurant businesses. Can you believe there is no Starbucks to be found!

The Salt Lick, is a well liked local barbecue place cook their meat at a different location, Driftwood, Texas then reheat to serve. They sold more than 55 tons of brisket at Austin International airport. In 2013, their best sales totals were posted.

SFO hasn’t reached as a high of a sale on the regional level, but close. The National chain make up only 5.5% of current sales. This is due to higher-quality food being more expensive so the average bill is higher.

Here are some favorites to name a few Urban Taco’s chicken tinga and Dos Equis Amber barbacoa tacos at DFW, Legal Sea Foods has chowder and crab cakes in Boston or Philadelphia, barbecue beef rom Salt Lick and you can top it off with Amy’s Mexican vanilla ice cream.

An amazing meal can be found at 8e Ciel the salade gersoise at the airport in Toulous, France. Any duck creation on greens is about $26. They also have regional cuisine controlled by chef Michel Sarran. I love French food!

If you are in the mood for an American favorite you can find a hot dog roller at Dallas Love Field. Make sure you try the char-dog at Gold Coast Dogs at Chicago’s Medely Airport.

Bon appeit!

 

For more information and check out the video: http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702303465004579322690270418718-lMyQjAxMTA0MDEwNjExNDYyWj

 

Top 10 Business Travel Apps for Mac

Top 10 Business Travel Apps for Mac

These cool apps  are very helpful. Also, be on the look-out for the new Flyinstyle app that will make a great app addition! You will be able to find your favorite brands, get duty-free deals sent to your phone, buy ahead, and even check-out whats happening at the current airport your in or anticipate and find out whats going on at the next airport.

Arrivals and Departures ($4.99 in Mac App Store)

Step 1 in any travel plan is when you arrive at the airport. Next, you have to deal with checking-in, and then you wait and keep track of the screen. However, you can get distracted, and it can be tiresome to look back and forth. Wouldn’t it be much easier to have it on something portable and easily accessible like your laptop.

Arrivals and Departure app- This app is all-around great! You can get info on the flight, an interactive map, search it and check the status. To add to that you can get your information 2 days ahead of time.

Keynote ($19.99 in Mac App Store)

Keynote is perfect for presentations and helps you prepare. Too further that point, it has a set of themes, transitions, and animations etc. To top that off, it can be accessed by remote with the use of an iphone or ipod! The keynote remote is now free from the iTunes App Store. For the remote, you will need to use it with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Passport Photo Studio ($8.95; Demo Version is Available)

You can easily take a photo that can be used for documents. It can save you time and money, instead of going to a professional photographer. You also can easily adjust and change the picture to meet the requirements for say a passport picture. Beyond that think of all the other ways you can use it like for a professional resume picture, a badge, or a case. You are also able to print the picture.

B1 Free Archiver (Free)

Most people make copies and scan their professional documents like birth certificate, passport. Carrying around these copies isn’t the most safe way because those copies can be lose or stolen no matter where you carry them. There is an even better way to protect them. You can get a password-protected archive. This is possible because of B1 Free Archiver- a compression and decompression tool, which encrypts files with 256 bit AES encryption algorithm. Once you set up the password, you don’t have to fear access because it’s no longer an open file.

Wunderlist (Free; Available on Mac App Store)

This app is basically your own personal to-do list that can help you organize and prioritize what you have to do. When your traveling, it can remind you of things you have to do to prepare for a meeting, or souvenirs you need to get, even places that you want to check out and see and information on them. You can separate your business/work life from your private life.

Clear Day(0.99)

When you travel, weather is an important factor, if your not prepared for a big rain storm you can ruin your outfit for an important business meeting or preparation.

With Clear Day app, you can get helpful weather conditions for whatever city you select. If you’re traveling for pleasure, this will help you get the whole family ready and dressed for the right temperature.

iStumbler (free)

When you struggle to find Wi-Fi, on your business trip, it’s a must have. You might need to share files, get on the Internet, or email. Of course, you need to find the strongest Wi-Fi signal. iStumbler is perfect for that.

 

The best part is it is free and it’s detailed. You can pick the best one by looking into the channel, frequency, geographic location, etc. You can really zone in on what is the best Wi-Fi choice.

Universal Translator (Free; Available in Mac App Store)

Imagine you are on a trip and you’re in need of a quick translation. It would be old school to pop out a dictionary and look it up. With the universal translator, you can!  So, you can properly express yourself in any business situation.

If you do a lot of foreign business, a desktop dictionary is a must. This app can translate more than 50 languages. In addition, you can translate a whole sentence instead of a bit, or piece of a phrase. If you need help to pronoun the word you can click the “loudspeaker” icon.

Yammer (free Version is Available)

Yammer is perfect when you need to keep in touch with co-workers if on a business trip. It’s a social network that filters out people you work with compared to a bunch of people like family, friends, etc. To register, you use a corporate mail, fill the emails of colleagues, pick company department photos, and add your photo. The basic version is free, but other versions out there.

Skype (Free Version is Available)

Is a plus for business travel if you have to hold a conference call with a group of people. In comparison to iChat, that is limited because not everyone might have it and you need a MacOS for it. Skype is a cross-platform that can be downloaded and accessed by many devices. The audio conference can be used amongst 25 people! While the videoconference, can be used for up to 4 people. If you pay for it, you can add 10 people to that video conference call.

It’s ALL work and a bit of play in Cannes

It’s ALL work and a bit of play in Cannes

We have some exciting news! Flyinstyle just  attended the TFWA Exhibition 2013!

OK so backtrack.. what exactly is the TFWA Exhibition?

TFWA is the world’s largest duty free event organized by the  Tax-Free World Association. This event is held event every year in the beautiful Cannes, France and showcases products from brands and companies from all across the globe! With over 3000 products on display, this is the perfect opportunity to meet with our partners and network with new ones to bring the brands you love to your favorite up-and-coming airport app! Everything from fashion & cosmetics, wine & spirits, jewelry & watches, confectionary & fine foods and more are presented from the finest companies all over the globe. Flyinstyle works hard to ensure you have the BEST available to you through our app.

And who is to say you can’t enjoy everything the French Riviera has to offer as well 😉 The luxurious hotels, sandy white beaches that are irresistible even in the semi-chilly late October climate, and let’s not forget the glamourous designer shops that pepper this seaside getaway. All in a day’s work!

We are just another step closer to bringing you deals from the brands you love and we love doing it!
Be sure to check in for the latest updates and fly in style!

Happy Travels:)
-Flyinstyle team

Up Up and Away: Flyinstyle Launches it’s Website!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new (and spectacular) website:FlyInStyleApp.com. The site and our mobile app will be the online shopping destination for airport passengers who wish to shop for merchandise and events at insider prices. Our aim is to provide passengers who are looking for a diversion from the time they set foot at the airport until they board their planes with a user-friendly and interactive website.

This site will be the launching point for many new and exciting features that we will be rolling out in the near future. Check out the screen caps below.

We hope you enjoy exploring our new website and would love to hear what you think by posting a comment below or contacting us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Safe Travels!

FlyInStyle to Land at an Airport Near You!

FlyInStyle to Land at an Airport Near You!

Hello fellow jetsetters flying in style out there in cyberland!

All news about everything FlyInStyle is now available with the launch of our consumer blog.

Just to refresh your memory, here is what we’re all about:

FlyInStyle is your airport entertainment director + a personal travel assistant in one landing! FlyInStyle is a travel app for iOS and Android to help you find things to do at the airport like instant deals, new product launches, happy hours & more.

 

Travelers are spending lots of time in airports these days….yet while airports are trying to bring innovation to passenger downtime, the travel experience still feels like a chore. Whether you’re a business traveler, a tourist, a parent, or just a plain bored frustrated traveler, FlyInStyle will allow you to customize your preferences to uncover exciting offers at the airport to not only pass the time, but look forward to it! FlyInStyle is the ONLY airport specific global shopping & deal app.  Your trip should be fun AT CHECK-IN!

Our team has been burning the midnight oil, consuming copious amounts of caffeine…to ensure that this app opens new horizons in your airport travel experience! After months of consumer feedback, customer meetings and plenty of development, we are almost ready to share what we have in store! Your time in the airport will be adventurous, productive and enjoyable-we’re committed to that! Finally you will have the opportunity to travel with ease without marring your inner wanderlust.

Don’t forget to follow the buzz on all of our social media platforms and spread the word!

 

Happy Travels:)

-The FlyInStyle App Team

 

 

 

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