With So Many Airport Shops Still Closed, One Man Has Taken It On Himself To Sell You Snacks

Comedian Steven Wright once said that he was kicked out of a movie theater for bringing his own food. His argument, he said, was that concession stand prices are outrageous. And besides, he hadn’t had a barbecue in a long time.

Airport concessions can be high-priced. But the bigger challenge is that so many of them remain closed as concessionaires struggle to find employees (and the airport works hard to keep wages down). That means fewer places to buy snacks and long lines for the places that are open.

One man has stepped into the breach, sensing an entrepreneurial opportunity. He picked up snacks at a warehouse store, and was selling them on Saturday at the Dallas – Fort Worth on board one of the airport’s orange Terminal Link buses outside security. According to reader Joe R. each snack was $2 cash.


Credit: Joe R.

Steven Wright also joked, “I met this wonderful girl at Macy’s. She was buying clothes and I was putting Slinkies on the escalator.” If I see an unlicensed vendor on an airport shuttle selling slinkies you can bet I’m using one on the way up to the DFW airport Skylink.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Good for him. That’s achieving the American dream. Now, if we can only get him to do that at KBL.

  2. He could earn a fortune by selling his tasty snacks just outside any American Express Centurion Lounge entrance. Unfortunately, due to the new AMEX lounge policy to deny lounge access to premium cardholders, many hungry AMEX members are refused entry when they arrive at the lounge more than three hours before their nonconnecting flight. Therefore, AMEX platinum card members are now not worthy of receiving their previous Centurion lounge access privileges.

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