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Aug 4 - $28 beer at LaGuardia spurs audit of airport food and drink prices
 

 

This beer’s price was “lager” than life.

The company that operates restaurants and stores at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports is facing heat after it was caught selling a beer for $27.85 at LaGuardia Airport.

A traveler passing through LaGuardia, Cooper Lund of Brooklyn, called out the eye-popping high price in a tweet last month that’s since gone viral.

“Lol at all of this, including the additional 10% ‘COVID Recovery Fee’ that doesn’t go to workers,” he wrote alongside an image that showed a $27.85 Sam Adams Summer Ale as well as other lofty prices for other brews.

OTG, the company that operates many concession stands at the region’s airports and was responsible for the overpriced beer, countered that the ale’s price was listed incorrectly, and noted that the prices on the menu were for 23-ounce pours.

“Yikes. GOOD CATCH! That Sam Summer **price is incorrect** and has been updated. + note all other listed prices are for 23oz pours,” OTG tweeted.

The company also offered in the tweet to pay for Lund’s beers the next time he visited.

Michael Marchese, an OTG spokesperson, told THE CITY that the price on the beer at LaGuardia was “quickly corrected” to $18.15.

“Because of these posted-pricing hiccups, our in-house menu teams have been diligently working to ensure pricing across all restaurants are, in fact, rendering correctly,” he added.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has since ordered OTG to audit its prices, according to THE CITY.

“The Port Authority is committed to enforcing that all terminal operators and concessionaires adhere to cost parity policies throughout our airports,” a Port Authority spokesperson reportedly said in a statement.

“We know this market is expensive enough already, so we’re committed to everything we can do to ensure reasonable prices for our customers,” the spokesperson added.

Even after OTG corrected its prices, THE CITY noted, the costs remain curiously high and test the limits on the 10 percent airport price hikes approved by the Port Authority board last year.

The approval of those hikes came after the board voted in 2018 to increase the minimum wage for tens of thousands of airport workers to $19 an hour by 2023.

Terminal operators and concession management companies set their prices based on comparisons to locations in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, the Port Authority says.

But a review of prices by THE CITY at JFK and LaGuardia found that several items were going for much more in the airport than they were elsewhere in the city.







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 2 months ago '16        #2
BobbiHeadRagTop  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 2 months ago '08        #3
koopa24 
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After they made millions off idiots where’s the refund for pass sold beers
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 2 months ago '04        #4
skillahmang 
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In all seriousness shouldnt airport prices be cheaper?

Damn near have a consistent base of customers daily
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 2 months ago '16        #5
00010111  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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But $16 beer was okay?

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 2 months ago '16        #6
MulaAve  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Thats strange, I've had a beer at JFK a few times and never has it been over $13.

And this is all during Covid.

Never flew out of LaGuardia tho so

You'd think JFK the more expensive airport but LaGuardia did just finish up renovations so sh*t they probably need that bread back

But inb4 clowns who don't even fly try to compare airport prices with their local greyhound
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 2 months ago '16        #7
MulaAve  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 skillahmang said
In all seriousness shouldnt airport prices be cheaper?

Damn near have a consistent base of customers daily
Airports honestly don't make much bread



A good watch ( as is most of their videos )

Plenty of airports barely break even and ones owned by the government usually aren't profitable. IDK if LaGuardia is private but they need to make a profit if they are
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 2 months ago '20        #8
Bateman 
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This type of sh*t should be illegal

Same sh*t with these night clubs that charge $400 for a $30 bottle of Hennessy
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 2 months ago '04        #9
skillahmang 
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 MulaAve said
Airports honestly don't make much bread




A good watch ( as is most of their videos )

Plenty of airports barely break even and ones owned by the government usually aren't profitable. IDK if LaGuardia is private but they need to make a profit if they are
Airports and stores or restaurants are comp diff.

Stores and restaurants pay rent.
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 2 months ago '07        #10
God alone  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Matter of fact why isn’t airfare becoming cheaper? Flat screen TVs are like $100 now
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 2 months ago '17        #11
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 jlandryst said
This beer’s price was “lager” than life.
Stopped reading here
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 2 months ago '20        #12
WYH 
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 jlandryst said



This beer’s price was “lager” than life.

The company that operates restaurants and stores at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports is facing heat after it was caught selling a beer for $27.85 at LaGuardia Airport.

A traveler passing through LaGuardia, Cooper Lund of Brooklyn, called out the eye-popping high price in a tweet last month that’s since gone viral.

“Lol at all of this, including the additional 10% ‘COVID Recovery Fee’ that doesn’t go to workers,” he wrote alongside an image that showed a $27.85 Sam Adams Summer Ale as well as other lofty prices for other brews.

OTG, the company that operates many concession stands at the region’s airports and was responsible for the overpriced beer, countered that the ale’s price was listed incorrectly, and noted that the prices on the menu were for 23-ounce pours.

“Yikes. GOOD CATCH! That Sam Summer **price is incorrect** and has been updated. + note all other listed prices are for 23oz pours,” OTG tweeted.

The company also offered in the tweet to pay for Lund’s beers the next time he visited.

Michael Marchese, an OTG spokesperson, told THE CITY that the price on the beer at LaGuardia was “quickly corrected” to $18.15.

“Because of these posted-pricing hiccups, our in-house menu teams have been diligently working to ensure pricing across all restaurants are, in fact, rendering correctly,” he added.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has since ordered OTG to audit its prices, according to THE CITY.

“The Port Authority is committed to enforcing that all terminal operators and concessionaires adhere to cost parity policies throughout our airports,” a Port Authority spokesperson reportedly said in a statement.

“We know this market is expensive enough already, so we’re committed to everything we can do to ensure reasonable prices for our customers,” the spokesperson added.

Even after OTG corrected its prices, THE CITY noted, the costs remain curiously high and test the limits on the 10 percent airport price hikes approved by the Port Authority board last year.

The approval of those hikes came after the board voted in 2018 to increase the minimum wage for tens of thousands of airport workers to $19 an hour by 2023.

Terminal operators and concession management companies set their prices based on comparisons to locations in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, the Port Authority says.

But a review of prices by THE CITY at JFK and LaGuardia found that several items were going for much more in the airport than they were elsewhere in the city.









"It was caught" lol any fool can see the outrageous prices.
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 2 months ago '15        #13
Louievv 
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 skillahmang said
Airports and stores or restaurants are comp diff.

Stores and restaurants pay rent.
You think stores don't pay rent for space in airports?? Are you stupid
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 2 months ago '11        #14
darealvelle  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Spend $18 on a lager, not even an IPA, but a lager.
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 2 months ago '13        #15
jrockex 
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last time i went to the airport it was $7 for a cup of coffee
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 2 months ago '19        #16
unit321  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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I don't even drink beer. But if I did, I would wait to land, go to a grocery store and buy multiple bottles for the price of one at the airport.
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 2 months ago '06        #17
jester2trife 
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Beers at my bar in LAX are $15 a piece and people line up like cattle to buy them. Supply and demand. You dont like it? Take your cheap a*s to the water fountain.
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 2 months ago '15        #18
PolygonMafia 
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 Blak King said
Matter of fact why isn’t airfare becoming cheaper? Flat screen TVs are like $100 now
Captive marketplace with little competition and tons of demand. Plus physics - still gotta get weight up and engines haven’t improved that much in the last 30 years + Fuel prices.
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 2 months ago '21        #19
Still2Highh 
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Vegas prices not even that crazy..
Foh

 2 months ago '20        #20
GunRack 
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 skillahmang said
In all seriousness shouldnt airport prices be cheaper?

Damn near have a consistent base of customers daily
Nope. Nobody is leaving the clean zone behind security to get a beer from the 7-11 down the street. They have a captive market and can charge damn near whatever they want. Also, a ton of business travelers using corporate cards who don't give a sh*t about price.
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 2 months ago '20        #21
Abso 
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sh*t try yankee stadium
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 2 months ago '15        #22
CZNM22  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 2 months ago '15        #23
majorpain1963 
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 skillahmang said
Airports and stores or restaurants are comp diff.

Stores and restaurants pay rent.
Those bars and restaurants are paying tenant fees too.

Prices are going to be generally higher than street prices because

A) limited options
B) business travelers make up the majority of domestic travel

 2 months ago '15        #24
majorpain1963 
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 Bateman said
This type of sh*t should be illegal

Same sh*t with these night clubs that charge $400 for a $30 bottle of Hennessy
Lol you're paying for the "service" not the bottle.
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 2 months ago '15        #25
majorpain1963 
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 GunRack said
Nope. Nobody is leaving the clean zone behind security to get a beer from the 7-11 down the street. They have a captive market and can charge damn near whatever they want. Also, a ton of business travelers using corporate cards who don't give a sh*t about price.
This man gets it.
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