TTS Traveling Tips: How to Save Money in the Airport
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, however sometimes you have a budget and have to stick to it even when you don't want to. To some that would mean a dreadful time sitting at the airport waiting for their flight. But fear not I have gathered some tips for you to be able to take the weekend trip you wanted to, without breaking the bank. Here are my top three ways to save money while traveling through airports!
Bring an Empty Water Bottle:
Airports always have water fountains and some even have water bottle fillers these days. The greatest thing about that is that you’re allowed to bring an empty water bottle through TSA. DIA implemented filtered water for bottles over a year ago and it’s RARE that you will see me pay for water in an airport these days! And thank goodness bottles of water in the Denver airport are almost up to 5 dollars a bottle. I don’t care if the water comes all the way from Aspen; I’m still not paying that much for it! Another great bonus to bringing an empty water bottle into the airport is that you are helping cut down on the high levels of waste that plastic water bottles and other containers add to.
Snacks are a Major Key:
Another thing that is overly expensive in the airports? FOOD! Everything from the snacks to sit down restaurants have prices that will cost you an arm and a leg. TSA allows you to bring snacks from outside the airport through; however the only catch is that you must pull the food out and place it in a bin like you would an electronic. I have gotten all kinds of foods through TSA and enjoyed it at the gate or other seating area. The kinds of foods I have gone through security are: chips and salsa, cake pops, pb&j sandwiches, chinese food, box of pizza, etc. Bringing your own snacks into the airport can save you TONS of money and hassle.
Do you Have ALL your Electronics and Accessories?:
Double and triple check before you leave the house that you have all the electronics and accessories that you will need for your trip. Plenty of times I have gotten to the airport only to realize that I do not have a charger, headphones, connector, or whatever necessary item I need to survive the flight. Each of those times I have caved and bought whatever the item needed was and paid a CRAZY amount for it. Two trips ago I vowed to never go through this cycle again; I created a “charging pack” where I bought a spare set of each item I might forgot and need on the trip and put it all inside a small bundle that never leaves my backpack. This way if I forget to pack a necessary item I will still have access to my backup set in the charging pack.
I love to travel, but I am not about the crazy amounts of money it takes to be able to travel sometimes. With these three tips I have been able to save myself $10 - $150 dollars each time I go to the airport. I am so happy to be able to share these tips and tricks with you guys and hope that you can find them helpful in your own travels. Stay Safe and Stoned Friends :)