Restaurants and stores at New York’s three major airports are reportedly facing an internal audit — after someone tweeted an image of a LaGuardia bar charging nearly $30 for a glass of Sam Adams beer.
Plus, Delta apparently won’t require its passengers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least not yet). Ed Bastian explained why.
Those are some of the day’s travel stories I thought you, too, may find interesting.
Not a Hoppy Camper: Traveler Posts Image of LGA Bar’s Beer Menu
Twitter user Cooper Lund posted this picture of a beer menu inside a LaGuardia airport bar:
lol at all of this, including the additional 10% “COVID Recovery Fee” that doesn’t go to workers pic.twitter.com/Bq9rHJqek7
— Cooper Lund (@cooperlund) July 7, 2021
That’s right. $27.85 for a 23 ounces glass of Sam Adams Summer Ale Draught. (For reference: Total Wine sells a case of 12 cans for about $17.)
Mr. Lund’s tweet caught the attention of The City (“a nonprofit, nonpartisan, digital news platform dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York.”)
Their Jose Martinez and Aria Velasquez write:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently asked for the audit after OTG — which runs restaurants and stores at LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark airports — was flagged on Twitter by travelers outraged over a $27.85 Sam Adams Summer Ale and a $10.90 order of fries.
A spokesman told The City that the prices were “incorrectly posted” and “quickly corrected.” He also blamed them on “posted-pricing hiccups.” (It’s tough to get hiccups unless you’re able to afford the beer…)
A shop owner near JFK told Mr. Martinez and Ms. Velasquez, “We sometimes get people who stop by on the way to JFK and get stuff here…They say it’s too expensive.”
Delta CEO: COVID-19 Vaccines Won’t Be Required for Domestic Travel
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline won’t require COVID-19 vaccines for domestic travel. Why?
He told CNBC that “It’s very difficult for us to come in and mandate a vaccine that isn’t even federally approved yet, the authorization hasn’t been final yet, so stay tuned.”
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