Holidaymakers can now beat the queues at airport restaurants by using an app to search those nearest their gate and get their order in WEEKS before their flight, the Daily Mail reports.
- AirGrub allows users to search for restaurants and times to eat
- If flight is delayed or cancelled, orders can be cancelled and refunded
- Customers can order weeks in advance, or at the security queue
Whether there’s simply not enough time, or the queues are too big, getting food in the airport terminal is a challenging task.
But an app has been developed that allows users to order their meals in advance, meaning they can relax through security knowing their table is reserved.
AirGrub is a free app that people can use to choose and then pay for food from restaurants that are nearest them when flying.
Users select the airport they are flying from and then the time they would like their food, followed by what they want to eat
Flight information is entered, and then the user must specify a time to eat, and then a selection of restaurants available near to the departure gate is shown.
Users can browse the menu, select their favorite foods and at least one stress of the holiday check-in is eased.
Speaking to FoodandWine.com co-founder and CEO of Airgrub Surya Panditi said: ‘When we travel, we don’t walk around looking for which hotel to stay at, so why wait until you are at the airport to decide what to eat?’
The handy thing about the app is that orders can be put in weeks in advance, or even as you are queuing up in security. And the customer can choose whether they want to eat in the restaurant or take the meal onto the plane.
And just in case of the dreaded flight delays, there is a ‘contact’ area where customers can cancel orders and receive a refund.
There is no mark-up on prices, and the app is available to download now on the App Store and Google Play.
However, the only airport which has signed up so far is San Francisco in the U.S.
New York and Boston are believed to be in line to throw their hat into the ring, and it might only be a matter of time before the service is offered worldwide.