I passed through security, bought 2 small bottles of water for Jack's formula at $6.00 US at the store and had them taken away 2 minutes minutes later, only 10 meters from boarding the airplane. You never know what to expect in airports.
On a recent trip to and around Argentina my family and I passed through a number of airports:
- Ottawa, Canada
- Newark, New Jersey, USA
- Orlando, Florida (free WiFi)
- Sao Paulo, Brazil ($$$ WiFi)
- Montevideo, Uruguay (free WiFi)
- Jorges Newberry, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- El Calefate, Argentina ($$ WiFi)
- Salta, Argentina
- Iguazu, Argentina
- Miami, Florida, USA
- Washington D.C., USA
What I would really like to talk about is the stark contrast between the Sao Paulo airport in Brazil and the Carrasco airport in Montevideo. Sao Paulo is hot, smelly, poorly organized, has disgusting bathrooms, is ugly, has overpriced disgusting restaurants, annoying security placements, long walks between terminals and mediocre duty free stores. On the other hand, Carrasco has beautiful architecture with beautiful views, floors so clean that you can see your reflection, modern restaurants at respectable prices and an amazing duty free shop, calming music and most importantly it has happy people everywhere.
Carrasco also had a nice light show in the mezzanine, an upscale McDonalds restaurant (only coffees, deserts and homemade sandwiches) and FREE Wifi (I think Sao Paulo charges 10 USD / hour). Check out the pictures of Carrasco below. There are no other airports worth mentioning... they are all somewhere in between the two mentioned above.
(more pictures if you follow link)