Air Port Prices
Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:28 PM
My complaint are the prices on the airports of Turkey.
When I'm at Milas (bodrum) airport I have to pay euro 8 for simple fries and cola.
its really unbelieveable and I hear all tourists complaining about this.
Its really not a good goodbuy if you go home after a wonderful holiday in a wonderful and friendly country.
So...I have said this ;-)
Posted 04 September 2008 - 05:29 PM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:18 PM
Only when no body buys the stuff will they start to think. I believe though that the rents on the premises in those airports are very high - hence the very high prices.
Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:35 PM
I think you are right when you say the reason for the high prices is the very high rent for the shops. Perhaps we should protest to the airport authorities?
Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:50 PM
Taking food and drink is a great idea - but one time we stocked up at Tansas, only to have our drinks taken off us at security. I wasn't 100 percent convinced that this was an anti-terrorism measure..... we were certainly hijacked by the shop owners once we got in.
If it's any consolation, we once travelled to Istanbul and changed at Prague. The prices there were the same, if not worse. We paid £6 for 2 cans of coke.
On the way back, we paid to go into the VIP lounge. At £15 each, it was probably more economical as you could then have free snacks and drinks for the 3 hour wait. It was certainly more comfortable.
I doubt there is much incentive for them to lower their prices - they have a captive market. It's horrible to feel so powerless though.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:52 AM
drink through customs at izmir ,so outside the airport is a cafe with reasonable price ,the coach drivers and taxi drivers use it also we have used it, in the past.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:15 AM
i wasnt even allowed a bottle of water on the plane (in the uk) for some pills so i have to disturb people after we hd all settled in our seats to go and ask for a pot of water.luckily ive not had to travel this year but next will be different
Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:04 PM
I have now got an HSBC credit card so I can use their lounge free in the International terminal, and an AK Bank credit card which gives me free access in the Domestic terminal. At least I get free food and drink, as like you I usually have a minimum wait of 5 hours for my connecting flight.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:13 PM
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 10:31 AM
A few weeks of no customers at all would soon sort that problem out but there will always be a few people who will pay those outrageous prices.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:17 PM
My answer is don't go at all.
Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:33 PM
The answer is simple. Just don't buy it. Take a book and your own food instead. Or, you can do what I did, albeit inadvertently, order a coffee and then when they ask for the twenty three thousand lira or whatever it cost, look utterly dumbstruck and say "sorry, that's taking the ****", and walk away.
BTW - if you are using Dalaman airport don't forget there is the cafe/restaurant outside of the airport building. I hear their prices are 'normal'.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:59 PM
hope this helps