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Terminal 2 park pod launched at Heathrow
22 Sep 2014

Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport has become home to a week-long park pod attraction, in place until September 24th.

It's designed to celebrate the fact that Heathrow is the world's sole airport to give passengers the chance to access on-board picnic products from each of its eateries.

At the park pod, passengers can take in things like birdsong and a newly cut grass smell.

On-board picnics can be bought throughout the year at 118 Heathrow Airport eateries, including The Perfectionists' Café by Heston Blumenthal and many more.

According to Heathrow, head of food and beverage, Ben Crowley, "on-board picnics not only give our passengers the freedom to choose when they eat their meal, it also provides them with an unparallelled selection to choose from."

He explained that, with picnic products on offer at 118 places in the five airport terminals, passengers "are spoilt for choice".

Whether they would like to eat sushi, pizza or caviar, there is an eatery in the airport that will put it in a package so they can take in onto the plane with them, he added.

Heathrow research suggests that 70.5 per cent of passengers have a desire for flexibility when it comes to their in-flight dining.

A third of men would like to eat on a flight pre-cruising altitude, with nearly as many women in the same position.

A top ten list of dishes Brits want to eat in the air put pasta at number one, with 16.5 per cent of respondents voting for this.

Pizza was second, at 14.5 per cent and fish and chips made it into third place (ten per cent).

Nearly as many people (9.5 per cent) voted for bangers and mash, while curry was in fifth position (nine per cent), followed by a burrito (4.5 per cent), noodles (four per cent), sushi (four per cent) and burgers (four per cent).

Spanish favourite paella came tenth with three per cent of people opting for this dish.ADNFCR-408-ID-801749984-ADNFCR

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