6th Aug 2012, 11:03
......not that it's any great surprise....
From a tender released by Auckland airport:
Auckland Airport wishes to identify a supplier, or suppliers, who can support our desire to improve retail spend, operation management, the passenger experience and, in the future, improve airline on time performance.
7th Aug 2012, 00:39
Obviously the order of mention of desires is also the order of priority for the airport managers
7th Aug 2012, 20:19
Just spent quite a bit of time in the States (and at airports) it is clear that the primary focus is facilities & infrastructure that enables business getting done. While there is retail, it is not the prime focus and you certainly don't get the arse raping you get at Australian airports.
Free Wi-Fi, yes! Free. You wouldn't do your banking in it but it enables getting all info you need in a new city. Reasonably priced parking not the shonky bullshit!t that goes on at Aus airports. And retail that is, wait for it, functional & priced no differently to the shop down the street. God help the U.S. if they allow any Australian companies into airports.
7th Aug 2012, 22:54
700 ml bottle of Tanquerary No 10 Gin 40 proof (mmmm, smooth) at Dan Murphy: AU$74.
1 litre bottle at 47 proof at Sydney airport duty free: AU$54. A good deal you might say. But...
1 litre 47 proof at LAX DFS duty free: US$31- or around AU$29. Someone, somewhere is making a bit of money out of this game.
Then again Walgrens in Tucson had a special on Amsterdam gin( not bad but not Nr 10 standard) at US$4.99 a bottle
7th Aug 2012, 23:02
1.75l Bombay Sapphire Gin $32:99 Stater bro's.
Airports: When you (government) whore yourself to organisations like Macquarie Bank, game over. Cosy little monopolies with the promise of jobs for washed up politicians.