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World's Most Important Travel Innovations: Airplane Meals

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Airplane Meals

The first boxed meal was created for Continental Airlines in 1978 by Harvey Alpert and his company, Oakfield Farms Solutions. It consisted of cheese, crackers, raisins, a chocolate bar, a napkin, and a knife, all shrink-wrapped in a wooden box—and it was free. —Aimee Lee Ball

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