Tragically underrated comedy writer Erma Bombeck once wrote that, “Some of the best fiction writers got their start writing airline menus.”
Most people—and certainly most underrated comedy writers—agree that airline food is bad. Luckily a food delivery app wants to make sure that you never fly hungry again and won’t be tempted to eat whatever it is the airlines are serving. AtYourGate is a food delivery service that will bring you food while you loom around the boarding gate, even though you’re sitting in Row 44. The delivery team doesn’t have to bring your loaded baked potato through security, though, because for better or worse, the app only lets users choose from options within the airport. To use it, just download the app, browse the options, make your selection, and they will run it over to you, usually within 20-30 minutes.
AtYourGate has just announced it is landing in the New York area, making it easier for passengers flying through Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, and Terminal 7 of John F. Kennedy International to decide whether it’s worth paying someone to bring them an Auntie Anne’s pretzel. (New York and New Jersey airport travelers who download the app qualify for free delivery on their first purchase by entering the promotion code AYGFREE. There is no minimum order requirement. )
The app is still pretty new, with only New York City, San Diego, and Minneapolis St. Paul airports onboard, but if it rolls out nationwide, folks traveling through Portland International Airport (hello, Country Cat) or O’Hare (where Rick Bayless has a torta restaurant) may never eat airplane food again.
KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Tabung Haji, which has been one of the biggest casualties of the volatile equity market, is lowering its appetite for risk this year by trimming its exposure to equities in favour of fixed income.
The troubled pilgrims fund, which currently invests about 50% of its multi-asset portfolio in local equities, is targeting to trim its exposure to just 30% to 40%, said its group managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Seri Zukri Samat. He did not give a time frame.