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Why does a rolled sandwich in Miami Airport cost $9.49?

Seems very expensive by ANY standards. Why is the government not watching out for the people in this obvious case? It is not free enterprise as the stores have a monopoly.

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I was told that the rent in airports is very high. Everything in
airports are way too expensive though.

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It's not a monopoly, you do not have to buy food at the airport, it would be a monopoly if the airport was the only place to buy food in Miami

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Bull. I cannot leave the airport while in transit and notice that there is no cheaper food shop in the airport. That is not coincidence. There is a lot of tax on air tickets. $9.49 buys a big breakfast in most places in the US and Canada. So I leave the airport and tax a taxi where? More cost. Be reasonable.
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Nonsense. When you enter the airport area and then check in you are "lost forever" from the outer world for many hours, AND HAVE TO BUY the articles, you can find only in the airport. That is far from fair. And that is what I call zero competition or monopoly.
In the today's world you should be able to buy what you want, when you want it, where you want it for a fair price. Why do you think that business men are so eager to get a shop or a restaurant exactly in the airport?
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so the government could take our money and the people become broke asses

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cause its miami duhh

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All the airports are all doing it but Miami take the cake, or sells a slice it for $20 ha ha. I am going to start complaining to the airport managers and gov. reps.
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I really want to wish RobinDay GOOD LUCK with his new campaign "complaints complaints - complaints"
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There are some places that it is expensive to eat, and I'm not talking 5 star restaurants. Airports, amusement parks, state fairs. Why, because they can and people still pay. Rent may be higher at airports, but that is not the whole reason.

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But it is not a fairground but a government monopoly
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Airport's are generally overpriced due to convenience.

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Where is the convenience? Free the enterprise.
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I have in my long life never - I'll say it again - "NEVER" experienced convenience in any airports. Excuse me for laughing.
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Ok Bedini.. Hop the tarmac, across the runway, over some fields, down 2 miles then get back to me. ; )
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Make that 4 miles. ; )
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Hi, Bubblious! Now I can see it from your site. To avoid "Hop the tarmac, across the runway, over some fields, down 2 miles then get back to me. ; ), you have the marvellous opportunity/solution just to go into one of the airport restaurants, order a nice meal, pay a nice price and be happy. That is the convenient thing about. it. And you are so right. I have my way to look at it, and you yours, and we are both in title to have it.
Have a nice day.
Bedini
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As a matter of fact, you have yourself answered your question. There is kind of monopoly in airports. I travel a lot. From Denmark to Boston - From Copenhagen to Maine, from DK to Germany and France, and I see the same tendency all over the world. I have simply asked the staff in a bar in Copenhagen airport, why I should pay a "fortune" for a ½ litre of beer. They answered me with regrets, that it is not possible for the customers to get, what they want, outside the airport within a distance of 4 miles. Also they said, that there were only 3 bars in the airport, and they had long ago agreed on a price. It is completely illegal, but no one does a damn thing about it.

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Two reasons, both related to location: a) you are a captive audience (not a lot of choice) b) the airport charges them a lot of rent.

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Cuz they are trying to rip you off

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Because it's an airport and when your hungry you'll spend anything.

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And don't you think that's wrong? They (the shop owners and chefs, and coffee shops and bars) speculate in your need for human necessities, knowing damn well, that they are the only suppliers? They claim their prices, and you have to pay. You can hop, dance, scream and complain, you must pay the prices, they charge and require, the prices of which are often 50 % higher than on the general daily market.
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I encourage everbody to contact airport management and the Dept of Transport about this.
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Some airlines dump you in the airport and don't even give you the lunch they have on hand the one You PAID FOR! Hear me American Airlines, April 16 2013 Miami?
Thousands stranded overnight.
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Basically they have a captive audience willing to pay the price. If you think ahead you make sure you eat a decent meal ahead of time. and don't need to eat at the airport.

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Yes, they have a captive audience, but not all of the audience are willing to pay the price... they are forced to. You are so right, that you could eat ahead of time, but really! should that be necessary? Eating on your journey (also eating and drinking in the airport) is part of your travel experience. But I can't argue with you, because you are right.
Have a nice day.
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Air travel used to be a fantastic adventure for all ages. Imagine people "dressed up" to travel. Suits and ties and dresses and over coats. But over time the airlines lost their luster and started jacking up prices and reducing service. The airports also saw a chance, especially after security implementations, to vastly increase revenue. No it should not be the way it is but it is unfortunately.
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One airline tried to charge me $5 for a bottle of water. I refused. Pirates.
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