Packing snacks is a great idea, of course, but at some point you are going to have to eat a meal in the airport, especially if you have to wait between connecting flights or there’s a delay. We discovered a huge range in the quality of airport food options. In Lincoln, Nebraska, for example, the only stop for a hungry traveler was a small coffee shop that looked like it was plucked right out of the 70s. In New York’s LaGuardia airport, however, we dined on fine French pastries and elegant pasta. Knowing what to expect beforehand is a must, especially if your kids are picky eaters, vegetarians, or have allergies. You can do your research online or download the GateGuru app, which lists (and reviews) food options at each airport. Sometimes the best food for your family is in a different terminal—and if you have a couple hours between flights, it may be worth riding the tram for that five-star pizza.