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Old 03-17-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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When we fly out of Midway, we eat AT the airport. It beats fighting the traffic around the airport and the prices are fairly close to what you pay on the outside. Plus, they have branches of several of the better restaurants in Chicago (Pegasus, Manny's, Lalo's, Millers Pub, etc.).
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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All this makes those 55 PB&J sandwiches at the Detroit airport in the 60's sound cheap.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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It depends a lot on the airport. The smaller ones often have eateries within walking distance. Burbank is a good example with a Dennys and other eateries close by. Unfortunately, with the larger airports, it is usually not practical to go outside unless you have a car handy. When I am travelling - which I do frequently for work - I usually take a couple of cereal bars with me .... bought in bulk at Costco ... and that usually tides me over till I am out of the airport.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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The airport we always fly out of is Glasgow and their restaurants are normal prices. Can't say the same on return trips.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I've been noted to, after clearing security, to fish through the trash for an empty water or soda bottle, go to the restroom, use some soap & water to rinse it out thoroughly, go to a water fountain, fill it up, and save me $2-3 dollars for a fresh bottle of water.

The last time I was in LAX, a couple years ago, they did have the dollar menu there at McDonald's. I was shocked!

There are greedy airport food stands, like here in Las Vegas, but I've found many bargains at various airports around the country.

I always take bags of nuts with me when I travel, always takes the edge off, just a few peanuts or cashews.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:31 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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I've been noted to, after clearing security, to fish through the trash for an empty water or soda bottle, go to the restroom, use some soap & water to rinse it out thoroughly, go to a water fountain, fill it up, and save me $2-3 dollars for a fresh bottle of water.

That is just wrong on so many levels.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I've been noted to, after clearing security, to fish through the trash for an empty water or soda bottle, go to the restroom, use some soap & water to rinse it out thoroughly, go to a water fountain, fill it up, and save me $2-3 dollars for a fresh bottle of water.

The last time I was in LAX, a couple years ago, they did have the dollar menu there at McDonald's. I was shocked!

There are greedy airport food stands, like here in Las Vegas, but I've found many bargains at various airports around the country.

I always take bags of nuts with me when I travel, always takes the edge off, just a few peanuts or cashews.
Ok that is just gross, I'd pay the $2 or $3 for a bottle before I'd fish an empty out of the garbage..... I just couldn't, no way

You're pulling our legs...right

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Old 03-19-2010, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Grove City/Columbus
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I used to work at airport retail, and their mark up was between 45-65%, depending on what it was. If you figure in just regular markup (in a supermarket its around 35%) and then the crazy high rent they have to pay, it's nuts. But you gotta have mags, candy, water, and t-shirts, and people are going to pay it.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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I've been noted to, after clearing security, to fish through the trash for an empty water or soda bottle, go to the restroom, use some soap & water to rinse it out thoroughly, go to a water fountain, fill it up, and save me $2-3 dollars for a fresh bottle of water.

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There is nothing to keep you from carrying an EMPTY bottle through security. My wife does that all the time.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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There is nothing to keep you from carrying an EMPTY bottle through security. My wife does that all the time.
So take your own empty through security and not fish in the garbage for some one elses....I'm gagging here
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