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Why the frick is airport food so damn expensive? $10 for a damn apple covered in nuts and sugar glue? How?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's not even "food," anon.
    Clearly if you were worried about the cost of eating at the airport you would have posted the prices of an actual meal not an insanely unhealthy novelty.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Captive audience and all that shit. I'm totally in agreement with you, btw. My job pays extremely well but I still know the value of a dollar. LAX being the absolute worst offender for price gouging I've ever seen. At least they have a free filtered water fountain lol.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      But then the airline still makes you drink it all and carry the open empty container through, or get out of the boarding line to dump it in the bathroom before boarding. Delta then let me refill it with an 8 oz bottle of water. No kidding. I asked for more, and they gave me 16 oz more. Frickers, I got trapped in customs in Atlanta too, interrogated for an hour, all while dehydrated from drinking 10 bags of coca tea prior to entering Bogota and from not having had enough water to drink during the flight, so I snarked at the plainclothes tattooed black chick in a workout T-shirt with customs badge on neckchain and unremarkable middle-aged white dude in a busines shirt (also with customs badge on neckchain) who then kept me waiting while they read through my private journals and tossed my underwear all around. Strangely, after that I was waved through the Mexican border without searches twice, in BOTH directions, like I had passed the final test... of not planting drugs in my luggage.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hahaha
        Another "what has the EU ever given us" moment.
        We have fountains after security. Even if there are no fountains, tap water is awesome so you can just use any tap in bathrooms for a refill.
        And at many airports they use new scanners anyway, so they don't care about water bottles at all at those airports. Then again airport food is typically overpriced crap here as well. Lounge food is pretty alright.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >We have fountains after security. Even if there are no fountains, tap water is awesome so you can just use any tap in bathrooms for a refill.
          We do to, anon is larping they don't care you bringing on drinks to the plane as long as you got it/filled it after security. The only thing they actually care about you bringing on open, much like the EU, is open alcohol.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          refilling in the bathroom tap sounds gross as frick

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >We have fountains after security. Even if there are no fountains, tap water is awesome so you can just use any tap in bathrooms for a refill.
          We do to, anon is larping they don't care you bringing on drinks to the plane as long as you got it/filled it after security. The only thing they actually care about you bringing on open, much like the EU, is open alcohol.

          >they don't care you bringing on drinks
          This is patently false if you are flying INTO the United States on some airlines, such as Delta flying Bogota to Atlanta. You are not allowed to carry any large, opened container of liquid onto the plane, regardless of what it contains or where it was filled. Airliner security personnel at the boarding entrance insisted that I must either drink it or get out of line to dump it back in the bathroom, or throw it away. I probably could have hid it inside my carry-on bag, who knows.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you have lounge access the food is all free. SkyClub, Admirals Lounge etc.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Negative, it's included with your membership.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lounge food tastes better and is a more nutritionally dense meal unlike fast food which just makes you hungry for more. Also you get some pretty damn good food in there. Plus free bars.

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The same reason why amusement parts charge $7.99 for a water bottle and only have Dasani because it has salts that make you thirstier.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    $9 + israelite for a 500 calorie "artisanal" snack is not even exceptional in America these days. I live in a small tourist town in Colorado, you'd flip out over the prices everyone pays for sweet treats here. $8 for a tiny pie, no bigger than the ones they sell in Walmart for 50 cents.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's because airports charge rent in the form of a commission on your sales. So everything gets jacked up to compensate.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    About the only thing Portland, OR gets right is airport pricing. Vendors aren’t allowed to mark shit up extra at PDX

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >About the only thing Portland, OR gets right is airport pricing. Vendors aren’t allowed to mark shit up extra at PDX
      I've been pleased to see that this is a small but growing trend; a bunch of cities have legislation in place to impose limits on airport markups.

      I was in Rome Fiumicino on Sunday and was delighted to see that Italy's national control of coffee prices holds true even there--it was a delight to get a coffee for just EUR1.50 at an airport.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Such a delight!

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a can of orange juice for 8 USD in Qatar, first and last time.

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they know that: when they have you in the airport, you are essentially trapped. What makes it even worse is they take your liquids away. I have had many a 24+ hour, multi-leg journey only to be forced to pay €10 for a bottle of Evian due to being dehydrated and feeling like absolute shit as a result.

    Modern air-travel is demeaning.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      most airports I've been to have those water bottles fillers. what is your home airport?

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bidenflation. Everything is connected to gas prices. I'm just waiting for Trump to save us at this point.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      THAT IS NOT AN M-SHAPE

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