When The Onion Satirizes Travel & It’s Not Very Far From The Truth

The Onion is a U.S.-based satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. Some people love it, some hate it. Either way is fine to them, I’m sure, as long as you keep clicking on their site ;-).

A while back, we discovered that The Onion has posted several articles about Disney parks and, like most satirical pieces, the articles were outlandish but very often based, in varying levels under the surface, in truth.

The Onion has also done a bunch of pieces on travel in general, many of which may or may not give you a chuckle:

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Step Aside, Chick-fil-A; There Could Be A New Chicken Sandwich Restaurant At Airports

There’s been plenty of controversy about airports approving restaurant locations serving chicken sandwiches. Unless you’ve been avoiding social media for the last week, you know that there’s a new entrant in that market and it could make airport concession companies think twice about which franchise they want to open.

Up until now, if you were going to open a chicken sandwich franchise, Chick-fil-A was the only game in town. While the restaurant chain has a share of loyalists who are addicted to their sandwiches and sweet tea, there’s also a number of people who refuse to patronize the company due to the social and cultural views of its CEO and other executives. That’s not even to mention what you should do if you’d want a chicken sandwich on a Sunday.

If you think about it, this was the only type of food where there was no other available mainstream option.

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Worried About Eating From A NYC Food Cart? Don’t Be. The Dep’t Of Health Is Now Grading Them, Same As Restaurants

“Don’t get a hot dog from a food cart! They let dogs pee on their food!”

As a native New Yorker, that’s what I grew up with. Of course, it was never that bad (well, I hope not, LOL! But I also grew up sniffing my hot dog buns for traces of pee smell. What can I say…I was a naive child.), and food carts and food trucks on the streets have been routinely inspected for years. But for the past few months, they’ve also been getting grades, just like NYC restaurants do.

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What Not To Watch On A Plane, China’s Doing WHAT?, An Odd/Important Thing To Do When You Board, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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The Delta Techs Who Turned A Jet Engine Into A Barbecue Grill

Nothing says summertime like a barbecue and some members of the Delta Airline TechOp team in Atlanta apparently wanted a good one. They also had the time and know-how, and they even had some spare parts on their hands, so they started tinkering.

When they were done, they had a two grills made out of parts from a Pratt & Whitney PW2000 jet engine from a 757.

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