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(NJ.com)   Airport beer prices take off   (nj.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Price, price of a large can of premium beer, revised policy, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Port Authority Office of the Inspector General, Airport  
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2647 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 May 2022 at 12:19 PM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-13 11:07:40 AM  
If any current pressing issue would have been embraced by our nation's founding fathers, you freaking better double dutch believe this one would be.
 
2022-05-13 11:14:19 AM  
This probably contributes to the 'drunk dude and karens' at airports.

"27 dollars...Fark that, I'll go to the Applebee's and buy a couple of 5 dollar pitchers and store it-----IN MEY BELLY"
 
2022-05-13 12:25:47 PM  
Who would pay that much for a beer? That is ridiculous. I will not even pay $8.00 at Disney. I sure as hell not going to pay $27.00.
 
2022-05-13 12:29:18 PM  
Why is this tagged "scary?"  They are going to cap the price to make it less expensive.  Last time I checked, that was a GOOD thing...I hate this planet.
 
2022-05-13 12:30:16 PM  
If the prices are clearly listed, who cares?

If you can't make it a few hours without drinking, you might be the one with an issue.
 
2022-05-13 12:31:16 PM  
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2022-05-13 12:32:34 PM  
I will trade you this airport beer for 6 gallons of gasoline.
 
2022-05-13 12:34:34 PM  
Everyone freaks out when capitalism is used for its intended purpose.
 
2022-05-13 12:39:57 PM  

big pig peaches: If the prices are clearly listed, who cares?

If you can't make it a few hours without drinking, you might be the one with an issue.


Someone in the Twitter comments noted that this company, which is also charging a "10% covid recovery fee" on top of the already inflated price, also got 8 million in PPP loans in 2021.

It's more about shining a light on a company that maybe should have its contract to provide services at the airport reviewed, and probably canceled, in favor of a company that isn't going to rip off the public coming and going.
 
2022-05-13 12:41:53 PM  

daffy: Who would pay that much for a _____?


Someone who likes beer and someone with more money than you.
I'm not arguing markets shouldn't have regulation. Predatory lending, usury, etc., but it's a questions with an obvious answer and it's one of many answers markets provide-- like an inflation basket and how pervasive are unequal distributions of wealth.
 
2022-05-13 1:05:13 PM  
JFC people just take a handful of Xanax like an adult
 
2022-05-13 1:05:45 PM  
It doesn't matter if it's gasoline, baby formula, beer, or concert tickets.  Price-gouging is a destructive practice that needs to be curbstomped when it rears its head.
 
2022-05-13 1:13:43 PM  
EVERYTHING edible/drinkable at the Newark airport is outrageous.  A burger the size of a McD regular burger is $15.  No fries or anything.  A sandwich (same as a 6 inch Subway) was $16.  It's gotta be Mafia-run, that's the only way they can get away with it.
 
2022-05-13 1:15:44 PM  

Not again 5: EVERYTHING edible/drinkable at the Newark airport is outrageous.  A burger the size of a McD regular burger is $15.  No fries or anything.  A sandwich (same as a 6 inch Subway) was $16.  It's gotta be Mafia-run, that's the only way they can get away with it.


More likely kickbacks to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
 
2022-05-13 1:16:50 PM  

big pig peaches: If the prices are clearly listed, who cares?

If you can't make it a few hours without drinking, you might be the one with an issue.


Agreed.  As long as it isn't an essential item I don't care what they charge.  If they were charging $27 for a tampon or small pack of diapers, my outrage meter would start to twitch, but you can easily go a few hours without beer.
 
2022-05-13 1:21:33 PM  

Not again 5: EVERYTHING edible/drinkable at the Newark airport is outrageous.  A burger the size of a McD regular burger is $15.  No fries or anything.  A sandwich (same as a 6 inch Subway) was $16.  It's gotta be Mafia-run, that's the only way they can get away with it.


That's not just EWR - a flight of mine got delayed out of Palm Beach Airport, so they gave me a $20 coupon for dinner (and I think a second one for breakfast the next morning, but that's irrelevant).

I was a little distracted when I went to Burger King (thinking it would be cheapest and I might be able to get a meal and a half off one voucher), and didn't realize that a regular combo was like $17 until after I'd paid.

You're a captive audience (gotta get there an hour or two before the flight - three if you're flying internationally!), and you're not allowed to bring in outside food. They charge that much because they can, and no one's stopping them.

// people here usually point to higher fees to operate a business in the airport, and they're probably not wrong
// but surely there is some way to reduce costs for everyone (even if it means Port Authority doesn't make as much this y- why are you laughing?)
 
2022-05-13 1:34:34 PM  
This is America? Enforcement like this sounds like some utopia America that would exist if Republicans didn't.
 
2022-05-13 1:52:58 PM  
The day I pay 15 bucks for a draft Mic Ultra will be the day the TSA can pry it from my cold, dead, hands.
Miller Labe, biatches.
I'm not sure what that means, but it works sometimes.
 
2022-05-13 2:06:52 PM  
Last year I flew out of Des Moines, my flight was delayed 2 hours.
Went to the bar for a scotch.
No prices listed
$34

I wish the prices were listed
 
2022-05-13 2:16:46 PM  

aperson: big pig peaches: If the prices are clearly listed, who cares?

If you can't make it a few hours without drinking, you might be the one with an issue.

Agreed.  As long as it isn't an essential item I don't care what they charge.  If they were charging $27 for a tampon or small pack of diapers, my outrage meter would start to twitch, but you can easily go a few hours without beer.


Except, you try to bring off-airport food thru TSA, and those monkeys paw all through it.

I was flying cross-country last Xmas, and on the outbound flight packed a Jersey Mike's sub in my carryon backpack.  Which was stuffed to the gills because $50 was ridiculous for the first checked bag and I ain't paying $90 for a second one.

At the checkpoint, the dude says, "We're going to have to inspect that sandwich."

"It's a sandwich.  What the fark?"  I was already pissed because during my trip from home to the airport, they changed departure terminals and I didn't see it until I got off the bus.  Which means I had to hoof it across LAX.

"We have to open it and inspect it.  Is that OK?"

"Do I have a farking choice?"

"We need your permission."

"Dude, it's a farking sandwich.  Go ahead, I'm late."

It took three of them eight minutes to unpack the bag halfway, unwrap the sandwich, open it and peer inside its depths of prosciutinni and provolone.  "That looks good!" one remarked.

"Not anymore, not after you guys pawed through it.  It's my dinner."

They handed my bag and my stuff back to me, unpacked.  It took another three minutes to repack the damn thing.

On my way to the gate, I checked the price on a lame-ass turkey sandwich that was mostly bread.  It was only a dollar less than I paid for my Jersey Mike's.  The sandwich tasted even better after seeing that.

Gouging and consumer workaround countermeasures are SOP at airports.

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* #13 Italian substitute ham for more prosciutinni, Mike's Way with pepperoncini, extra meat extra cheese -- that's two meals for me
 
2022-05-13 2:19:26 PM  
I'm guessing most people who shelled out the money were paying with an expense account. And they were logging in said account they had the jalapeño poppers, gourmet burger, side salad, Diet Coke, fudge brownie, tip, and tax.
 
2022-05-13 2:21:29 PM  

big pig peaches: If the prices are clearly listed, who cares?

If you can't make it a few hours without drinking, you might be the one with an issue.


Oh please. I bet you got a across the board 48 hour ban on fark and ALL social media sites, SmartPhone apps and gamestationwhatever.

You'd be shaking like MJ Fox. Waiting to rehydrate a pizza.
 
2022-05-13 2:25:13 PM  
Last summer?
 
2022-05-13 2:34:12 PM  
They know they have you trapped.
 
2022-05-13 2:35:00 PM  
If the airport didn't charge freakishly high rent they wouldn't have to.

You can't charge $10 a beer if your rent is 50k A month for a tiny hole.  Businesses are very good and finding what the market will pay.   To high you get no sales, to low you get no profit....  oddly enough people will pay $27 a beer to make it the perfect price.   If nobody was buying it there business would close.
 
2022-05-13 3:07:38 PM  
I wonder how many of the "Well, can't you just hold off for 8 hours" are former..ahh..recovering Alcoholics...and AA members?

I mean just because YOU had a personal problem doesn't mean everyone does.
Here's a coin..have fun. I think some airports have AA meetings, and most have prayer rooms too. Which can come in handy if you have a screaming baby that needs low light and soft music.
 
2022-05-13 3:14:13 PM  

UNC_Samurai: It doesn't matter if it's gasoline, baby formula, beer, or concert tickets.  Price-gouging is a destructive practice that needs to be curbstomped when it rears its head.


Yep.
💯
 
2022-05-13 4:02:52 PM  

big pig peaches: If the prices are clearly listed, who cares?

If you can't make it a few hours without drinking, you might be the one with an issue.


 
2022-05-13 4:08:30 PM  
I like to drink.
I've never had a beer at an airport.
The last thing i want to have to do is use the airplane bathroom.

Just did Philly to Orlando and back, not sure the complaints about food.  I got a stacked non-subway hoagie to take on the plane for $10...  maybe they just had crap in whatever terminal you were in.  Sometimes you gotta wander to find a good place.
 
2022-05-13 6:33:59 PM  

ctighe2353: If the airport didn't charge freakishly high rent they wouldn't have to.

You can't charge $10 a beer if your rent is 50k A month for a tiny hole.  Businesses are very good and finding what the market will pay.   To high you get no sales, to low you get no profit....  oddly enough people will pay $27 a beer to make it the perfect price.   If nobody was buying it there business would close.


TFA says they only had 25 customers pay the inflated price before getting audited, so apparently not the perfect price.I'd venture that was dozen customers on an expensive account, and a dozen accustomed to just ordering a Mich Ultra without asking the price.

New "upscale" bar opened yesterday next to my office.  They had a food menu (prices seemed reasonable) but no beer menu, so I ordered a local draft because I recognized the tap handle.    Nine bucks.
 
2022-05-13 6:54:26 PM  
How much with my pilot discount?
 
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