SNN707 wrote:NolaMD88fan wrote:DJSNOLA wrote:
who would more pre security options serve besides airport employees working presecurity? couldnt they just give those workers passes to go eat past security is this is an issue ?
Glad to see the big gains in concessions revenue. It will definitely help keep the CPE lower. I'm still waiting to see what NK does when they finally decide to extend their schedule beyond early June. It should be happening soon, and I am hoping we get an international route announced.
It would serve very few people, that is why there isn't a restaurant before security. The coffee shop and Brother's convenience store should suffice for anyone waiting to meet an arriving passenger.
Any airport or airline employee will have gone through a rigorous enough review to access the food options post-security. Typically those workers switch between post and pre-security areas throughout the day anyway. They also have break rooms available for those employees that choose to save money and bring food to work.
On our last flight out, the restaurants/bar seating areas were packed, but so was the gate seating. I was watching several ppl who obviously were not eating or drinking, but just using the seating to wait for their flight. I'm a bit concerned that as pax counts rise over time, this will be more prevalent and the concessions will begin to take hits as ppl won't drink or eat if they cant sit.
JW, is there any usable free space on the concourse ground level that could be used for extra "overflow" seating? From some of the earlier drawings, it looks like it.
well considering that the United Lounge will at ground level there could always be some extra space below that . also I really think the opening the two lounges along with the mac store and spa, as well as vino volo and the huge market there that it will further spread people out.. that said i was never rude enough a person to go sit at a restaurant or bar and not eat or drink there at least some of the time i was there.. does anyone know what the protocol is on that? id certainly ask someone to leave if they werent a patron