Food And Alcohol At New York Airports Are About To Go Cheaper After After $27 Beer Goes Viral

According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, all concession pricing cannot exceed 10% of “local, off-airport street prices” in the future. 

Airports will also be required to serve “lower-priced food and beverage options to give a wider range of value for customers” under the new regulation.

Following those complaints, the Inspector General found that a total of 25 clients had been overcharged. Each has since got a reimbursement.

“All airport consumers should expect policies limiting the pricing of food and beverages at concessions to be followed and enforced,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole in a statement.

“No one should have to pay such an extremely high price for a beer.” 

“And now that these updated standards are in place, all airport consumers and concessionaires should expect strong proactive enforcement moving forward,” he added.

Similar types of retailers and products based on portion size, preparation, and other characteristics, as well as brand and quality, will now be used to decide airport concession costs

Furthermore, each year, airport concessionaires must submit a complete inventory of all products to the Port Authority for review and approval.

Regardless of cost, there are a few meals to avoid at airports, including potentially stale salad bars and very salty foods like French fries and pretzels, which can trigger swelling at 35,000 feet.