A TRAVEL expert has revealed a seemingly secret luxury airport restaurant run by a major airline.
Rachel Chang gave the insight into a Conde Nast Traveler column after she was invited to the United Airlines restaurant at Newark Airport in New Jersey.
Journalist Ms. Chang first heard about Classified, which is hidden behind a secret door near Gate C120, from a friend before nabbing her own coveted invitation.
“As one of the airline’s ‘most valued customers’, I was ‘one of the select few’ to receive an invitation to the ‘modern’ restaurant, which they described as a ‘fine dining space, away from the crowds in Terminal C.'” You wrote.
After a botched entry attempt after a flight, Ms Chang returned weeks later to take a look inside the exclusive eatery.
What she found at the entrance was “an innocuous black door at the back and swung it open for me.”
Inside was a 32-seat dining room with white curtains, rust-colored chairs, ornate lighting and ceiling lights.
Ms. Chang raved about the service, but still had to spend $32.09 for a country omelette.
“It’s not bad for an airport meal, but as a current MileagePlus Gold member, I could have gotten similar free eggs and potatoes in the lounge if it had been an international flight,” she said.
Ms Chang’s luxury experience comes after revealing where to get free meals at Heathrow Airport.
Another bargain option is for travelers to use Too Good To Go, which offers cheap bags of groceries, including at major UK airports.