Why is airport food so bad?

Many reasons why airport dining is terrible, The Economist reports
There are many reasons why airport dining is so terrible, The Economist reports. There’s not much competition, with a limited number of places to eat, and a large, captive clientele. Passengers do not simply opt for an alternative airport because the food is better there.
Also airport restaurants tend not to depend as much on repeat customers as local eateries do, keeping service levels low.
A lack of space negatively affects the experience. That goes for the kitchens too, limiting the choice of food on offer. And there’s constant surrounding noise from passing crowds and loudspeakers, and the people around are often anxious and in a rush.
But there are exceptions, The Economist points out. Singapore’s Changi airport, for example, has plenty of space, the choices are wide and the food is usually excellent.
A new ranking of restaurants in American airports by market researchers AirportXP puts Tampa, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis St Paul at the top – and Honolulu, Washington Reagan and Los Angeles at the bottom.
The Economist


Check Also

Dallas/Fort Worth, Iceland, Keflavik, airport, route, three, airlines, destination, USA,

Keflavik adds three links to one destination

Three airlines are launching routes between the Icelandic airport and the same destination in the US.

CFM, CFM56-7B, engine, blow, explode, inspection, FAA, order, directive, Southwest, cancel, flights, safe, American, United

US airlines cancel flights to check engines

A radical measure to immediately check engines follows a mid-air explosion last week.

British Airways, BA, Iberia, American Airlines, Finnair, oneworld, transatlantic, routes, flights, basic economy, seating, rules

Transatlantic oneworld flights add basic economy

British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair will launch a new ‘basic’ fare on some transatlantic flights.

Emirates, Ryanair, Flybe, Austrian, Virgin, British Airways, easyjet, American Airlines, airlines, load factor, PLF, fullest, planes, aircraft, environment, business, profit

Airlines with best and worst load factor

Flying planes full makes airlines far more profitable, and it’s better for the environment.

Delta, airlines, United, American Airlines, pay, pilots, bonus, wage, profit share, usa, captains

Airline gives employees $1.1bn

Delta Airlines is being generous, and people working for its competitors are not too happy.

Hurtigruten to explore distant new lands

Expedition cruises include Northwest Passage and Franz Josef Land