14. Eating at the airport
- Price of your mistake: At least 10% more than street pricing
It’d be a mistake to plan to eat at the airport before boarding a flight as airports are notorious for cornering travelers with steep food and drink prices. Like stadiums and other venues, airports have consistently overcharged passengers who are killing time and out of options for food.
Los Angeles International is famous for charging $2 more for an airport Big Mac than the typical street pricing at nearby locations. Other airports admit to charging 10% higher prices at concessions for items, such as water, candy bars, and alcohol. It’s best to bring snacks with you in your carry-on or fill up on food before venturing to the airport.
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