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The Choreography on the Ground That Puts Meals in the Sky


Millions of people got on planes between Christmas and New Year’s — braving bad weather, armrest hogs and an epic Southwest Airlines meltdown.Frustration is often a part of flying during the holidays, but if an airline gets things right, the food it serves can take the edge off a long day of travel. If not, a bad meal just compounds the misery.What does it take for that tray to make its way to you?Gate Gourmet, a global airline catering company that provides meals to flights out of more than 200 airports, let The New York Times backstage at its operation at Newark Liberty International Airport. In the company’s vast New Jersey building, on any given day hundreds of employees are engaged in …

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