That’ll Be $26.60 For One Beer & Fries At LaGuardia Airport
Oh, and that doesn't include tax. Would you pay that amount? I'm guessing the answer to that headline is "No." How about $27.85 for a 23 ounce bottle of beer? Definitely not.The Binghamton Airport does not sell beer, but if they did, I'm guessing you wouldn't be paying that much for a bottle of your favorite brew.
Get this - according to The City website, a person who was traveling through LaGuardia Airport in New York CIty recently tweeted that $27.85 beer price from an airport vendor sign, along with an order of fries for $10.90.
Those prices were apparently a mistake and were quickly changed to the correct price. Okay, that's fine. Mistakes are made and quickly corrected. But the correct prices listed are $18.15 for the beer and $8.45 for the french fries.
Wow. Would you pay those prices for that beer and/or french fries while waiting for your connecting flight? I certainly would not. That's a lot to pay for one bottle of beer and an order of fries in my opinion. Do you agree?
Many of us have traveled through the three major airports in the New York City area - LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark as a hub to get to a destination elsewhere. And I'm sure you've noticed high prices on all products for sale, whether it be for alcohol, food or any kind of merchandise for sale. I can understand there would be a bit of a difference between Binghamton and New York City, but these prices seem way too high. But there is a reason.
The City notes that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey allows the three New York City area airports to charge up to 10 percent more than 'street prices'. I'm not sure what street they are referring to, but I'm guessing it would be what you would pay for the same product in a New York City business.
I get that they have higher costs including merchandise, labor and rental space that cause these higher than normal prices, but for me, I'll pass on purchasing items from these big airports whenever I'm traveling through to my final destination.
via The City
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