69roadrunner wrote:Speaking of the food court, I wish there was a "menu" restaurant and more of that world class Peruvian cuisine. Wonder why there isn't?
carloso wrote:While that is good news for Peru, I have a few bones to pick with JC:
1- Cab drivers harassing you and following you around.
2- ID checks at the door? Never seen this anywhere else in the world. Also, security guards make you go out the door and come in from a different door, instead of just walking through the airport, for unfathomable reasons.
3- Is it me or is JC way more expensive than it ought to be? Having a meal there is a small luxury compared to many good airports out there. I've had cheaper and better fare in Japan. 7 bucks for a Cuzqueña?
4- Personal pet peeve of mine, not exclusive to Lima: no water fountains.
That being said, I think it's waaay less stressful than say, LAX. Just small and compact and never too crowded.
I don't mean to poop on JC, but I've been nurturing and grooming these petty grudges for too long to not let them out given the opportunity. Hope they keep improving it.
Now Bogota Airport was far more affordable and more comfy and less crowded - out of the two airports - Bogota was a lot nicer, more comfortable and had more places to go and eat and everything was priced in COP.
windsportinperu wrote:Alan, the consensus from everyone is that the food inside the Airport is very expensive.
The good news is that in the future Jorge Chavez Airport will be transformed into an Airport City, a unique idea in LATAM. This will offer more options including all kind of restaurants and this could drop the prices noticeably
billybob72 wrote:I am not as familiar with JC as I am with other airports but last time I was there (not long ago...) and the food court had their prices in dollars and not soles and it wasn't bloody cheap! A bottle of Inca Kola and a packet of crisps was nearly 10 dollars!
NB: Agree with Carloso's point about coming in and out of different doors at the entrance and the ID checks - I am sure there are good reasons behind it though but I have never seen it at any other airport.