Is Airport Food Always This Bad?
I just paid 4.10 euros ($5.90) for half a focaccia sandwich and a cup of coffee near the gate to the airplane for the second flight of my trip.
The price was outrageous, and the sandwich was barely mediocre. But given the value of my time, plus the hassle of going through security again, it wasn’t sensible for me to go to the main part of the airport to grab breakfast.
My demand is quite inelastic, and the near monopolist at this smaller airport is taking advantage of that. I know that the price in the main part of the airport is lower for the same quality food, and the average quality is better too. I wonder: is this generally true?
The only exception I’ve ever encountered to this rule is the superb Wolfgang Puck restaurant inside security in the American Airlines terminal at O’Hare Airport.