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New York Airports Will Be Banned From Charging Up to $28 For a Beer

Grabbing a drink at the airport bar is a necessary and simple pleasure for many. It takes the edge off the stress of flying or serves as a deserved moment of chill from the usually hectic airport scene. But what’s not chill? Paying $28 for a beer at the airport bar.

That’s what travelers at La Guardia Airport had to pay for after a tweet from a customer revealed that a Sam Adams Summer Ale Draught costs $27.85 in a viral tweet. The alarming tweet then prompted the state’s Port Authority Office of the Inspector General to audit the menu prices of New York airports.

The price audit lead to a new policy that caps beers in New York airports at local, off-airport “street prices,” plus a 10% concession.

“Nobody should have to fork over such an exorbitant amount for a beer,” declared Kevin O’Toole, Port Authority board chairman, in a statement.

OTG Management, which owns restaurants at La Guardia, JFK and Newark airports, stated at the time that the $28 Sam Adams beer was a mistake.

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