airport http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/11159/all en-US 11 Smart Ways to Get Some Sleep at the Airport http://www.wisebread.com/11-smart-ways-to-get-some-sleep-at-the-airport <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/11-smart-ways-to-get-some-sleep-at-the-airport" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000066482031_Large.jpg" alt="getting some sleep at the airport" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you have a ridiculously early flight and you have to be at the airport when it's still dark outside, the last thing you want to do is pay for an expensive airport hotel for a measly three-hour sleep. This is when your best option might just be to sleep in the airport. But you can't always do this, and some airports are less comfortable and accommodating than others.</p> <p>Here are some handy tricks to ensure you get a good night's sleep at pretty much any airport.</p> <h2>1. Check the List</h2> <p>Not all airports are created equal for sleeping comfort. SleepinginAirports.net has put together this handy list of the <a href="http://www.sleepinginairports.net/2015/best-airports-sleeping.htm">best 50 airports for having a snooze</a> in 2016. The list includes Singapore (SIN), Vienna (VIE), Tokyo (HND), and San Francisco (SFO).</p> <p>Conversely, you may also want to check out their <a href="http://www.sleepinginairports.net/2015/worst-airports-sleeping.htm">top 50 worst airports for sleeping</a> list to make sure that your planned departure lounge isn't one of the least comfortable on Earth.</p> <h2>2. Know the Amenities</h2> <p>If you're planning to crash at the airport, you'll want to make sure that you hit the hay with a full belly, a clean face, and a comfortable place to lay your head. Some airport seats have bars near them, which make sleeping on them nearly impossible. And some airports don't even have restaurants in the departure area. But other airports have reclining chairs, pillows, and even showers and beds, in some cases!</p> <p>Check online to make sure your airport has enough amenities for your stay. Sometimes you can do a simple Google image search of your departing airport to check what the lounge looks like.</p> <h2>3. Find a Cozy Nook</h2> <p>As more and more people have started sleeping in airports, security is cracking down. If you can find a good nook &mdash; behind a kiosk or next to a coffee shop &mdash; you may just get through the night without anyone bothering you. Just be sure to check the rules for the terminal beforehand, as some close down overnight.</p> <h2>4. Make a Hoodie Pillow</h2> <p>Hardly any of us actually travel with a goose down pillow, so knowing how to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/31-super-smart-travel-hacks">fold your sweater into a comfy cushion</a> could be the difference between a good sleep and a restless night.</p> <h2>5. Park 'n' Sleep</h2> <p>If you're driving to the airport, why not park your car in the airport parking lot and have a snooze until your flight takes off. If you've rented a car, consider keeping it until the morning before your flight.</p> <h2>6. Lock Your Luggage</h2> <p>It's hard to have a solid slumber when you're worried about your bags. Bring along a luggage lock and a cable or fishing line so you can tie your valuables to your chair, or your leg. Surely nobody will be trying to lift your luggage with all of the security around, but peace of mind will help you to sleep while feeling secure.</p> <h2>7. Choose Your Lounge</h2> <p>The arrivals lounge is often more comfortable than the departures lounge. If you get to the airport and you find that there's nowhere to sleep, no good restaurants, or no comfortable seats, consider checking out the arrivals lounge instead. Just make sure you set your alarm with enough time for you to make your way to the departure area before your flight!</p> <h2>8. Dress Warm</h2> <p>Most airports around the world are uncomfortably cold, even ones in the Caribbean and other hot climates. Always pack a hoodie for a pillow for comfort, plus some other warm clothing for airports and airplanes.</p> <h2>9. Get a Cot</h2> <p>While some airports frown upon people sleeping in terminals, others are capitalizing on this growing trend. There are now a few airports in the world that will actually <a href="http://www.sleepinginairports.net/airports-with-cots.htm">supply passengers with a cot and pillow</a> for a small fee.</p> <h2>10. Pay or Hitchhike Your Way to First Class</h2> <p>All you have to do is make friends with a person who has a first class boarding pass and ask if you can accompany them to the first class lounge.</p> <p>Every passenger in the first class area is allowed one &quot;guest&quot; for free. And said guest can enjoy all of the perks of the lounge &mdash; like drinks, food, and comfort &mdash; for free.</p> <p>I wouldn't recommend blowing up your air mattress and fluffing your hoodie pillow here, but you could pass out on the more comfortable chairs after some appetizers and a glass of champagne.</p> <p>If you don't feel like making friends just to get free drinks and food, some airports allow you to pay a small fee to enter nicer lounges.</p> <h2>11. Have a Backup Plan</h2> <p>You never know when your airport sleeping plans might be interrupted. I've personally been kicked out of airports for sleeping on the floor, I've been moved multiple times throughout the night, and was even told to wait outside in the cold while the airport staff sanitized the floor for three hours.</p> <p>Always have a credit card ready, just in case you have to book a hotel for a few hours. Hopefully, you can snooze through the night without having any issues, but you never know.</p> <p><em>How do you sleep when stuck in an airport? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this post? 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This card has a $450 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees.</p> <p><a href="http://ct.wisebread.com/click.php?pg=164&amp;pid=51&amp;pp=2&amp;uv=xend"><strong>Click here to learn more and apply for the&nbsp;Citi&reg; / AAdvantage&reg; Executive World Elite&trade; Mastercard&reg; today!</strong></a></p> <h2>Citi Prestige&reg; Card</h2> <p><img style="float:right;margin:0 5px 5px 10px;" class="img-exempt" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/10.22-CitiPrestigeCard-191.jpg" border="0" width="154" height="97" /><a style="border:none;float:right;clear:right;margin: 0 5px 5px 10px;" target=" rel=" href="http://ct.wisebread.com/click.php?pg=164&amp;pid=53&amp;pp=3&amp;uv=xcardbutton"><img alt="" class="img-exempt img-button" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/apply-now.png" /></a>Cardholders of the <a href="http://ct.wisebread.com/click.php?pg=164&amp;pid=53&amp;pp=3&amp;uv=xname">Citi Prestige&reg; Card</a> receive $250 in air travel credits that will automatically apply to flight-related expenses, as well as up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check application fees. 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When you stay two nights or longer at a participating property, you receive a $100 hotel credit toward dining, spa, or other hotel activities. When staying at a Ritz-Carlton property, you can also receive complimentary upgrades on stays of up to seven nights. This card has a $450 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jason-steele">Jason Steele</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-credit-cards-that-offer-tsa-pre-check-and-global-entry-reimbursement">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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You reach into your pocket for your ID when you realize you don't have it. What do you do?</p> <h2>Don't Panic &mdash;&nbsp;You May Still Be Able to Fly</h2> <p>Take a breath, wipe the sweat from your brow, and approach a TSA agent, because there's a chance that you'll still be able to fly. Your chances will vary, depending on what other forms of ID you have, and whether you're flying domestically or internationally, but where there's a will, there's a way.</p> <p>If you're flying domestically, you're in luck. You'll likely be able to board your flight with little loss of time. If you're flying internationally, there is a chance that you'll still be able to fly, but there will be a significant amount of screening and questioning required before you are let through security without your passport.</p> <p>You can use many alternative forms of identification to get on a domestic flight. The <a href="https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification">TSA website</a> says that the following IDs are acceptable:</p> <ul> <li>Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)</li> <li>U.S. passport</li> <li>U.S. passport card</li> <li>DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)</li> <li>U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)</li> <li>Permanent resident card</li> <li>Border crossing card</li> <li>DHS-designated enhanced driver's license</li> <li>Airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)</li> <li>Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID</li> <li>HSPD-12 PIV card</li> <li>Foreign government-issued passport</li> <li>Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card</li> <li>Transportation worker identification credential</li> </ul> <p>According to a poll conducted by The Points Guy, some people have also made it through security with credit cards, smart phone photos of an ID, library cards, Costco cards, business cards, and many other forms of photo ID. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paying-while-traveling-which-is-the-smartest-option?ref=seealso">Paying While Traveling: Which Is the Smartest Option?</a>)</p> <h2>If You Don't Have Any Other Forms of ID</h2> <p>Don't worry! In the event that you are checking in without any form of valid identification &mdash; whether you lost it or simply left it at home &mdash; you may still be allowed to board the plane.</p> <p>The TSA officer may ask you to fill out a form and include your registered address, first name, middle name, family name etc.</p> <p>Typically the officer will bring you to a private screening room to have you fill out the form and answer a series of questions. The inquiries are theoretically ones that only you would know the answer to. Some questions you might expect to hear include:</p> <ul> <li>What is the make and model of your car?</li> <li>In which state was your social security card issued?</li> <li>What are your home and mobile telephone numbers?</li> <li>What city were you born in?</li> <li>What is your passport number?</li> </ul> <p>You might even be asked for the <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2008/11/25/how-i-got-through-airport-security-with-no-id.html">color of your house</a>. After answering as many questions as the TSA officer can throw at you, you will be required to sign a document stating that you answered all of the questions truthfully, and then you will likely be ushered to the front of the security line to continue with the regular security check-in process.</p> <p>Typically, this additional screening won't take more than 30-45 minutes, but it is still a good idea to arrive at the airport extra early &mdash; probably four hours or so &mdash; before attempting to fly without ID.</p> <p>If you cannot answer (or refuse to answer) the security questions correctly, the TSA officer may not allow you through security. In this case, you will not board your scheduled flight, but you may still be able to board another flight at a later date when you find your lost (or obtain a new) passport. You can do this without completely forfeiting the cost of your ticket.</p> <h2>Determine When You Lost Your ID</h2> <p>If you lost your ID days before your flight, go and file a police report for your lost or stolen ID. You can then present this to the TSA officer as a form of ID. This will often better your chances of getting on the flight and is recommended for anyone who has no ID at check-in.</p> <h2>How to Fly Internationally Without ID</h2> <p>You may get through the departure gates without an ID, but the real problem may come at the immigration counter when you land at your destination. It is actually up to the receiving country to decide whether or not they will let you in without a valid passport.</p> <p>The TSA agent at your departing airport may or may not help you with contacting the receiving country before your departure. If you just fly with your fingers crossed, you may end up being turned back at the immigration table when you arrive.</p> <p>If the gods are smiling on you and you manage to get through immigration at your destination airport, head straight for the embassy and file for a replacement ID to avoid more bureaucracy and hassle when you leave the country.</p> <h2>Did You Lose Your ID Abroad?</h2> <p>If you lose your ID overseas, you can get a speedy replacement at the local U.S. embassy. To help speed along the process, come with receipts or confirmation of your exit tickets, a police report of the lost ID (if possible), a photocopy or scan of your lost passport, and two passport sized photos.</p> <p>Typically, a replacement passport can be issued within eight days or less, depending on current demand at the embassy and your particular situation.</p> <h2>Tips to Prevent This Disaster In the Future</h2> <ul> <li>Always carry many forms of government ID in your wallet (in case you lose your passport).</li> <li>Spread all forms of your ID out in different parts of your wallet and luggage. That way, if you lose your wallet, you'll still have some backup photo ID in your suitcase.</li> <li>Take a photo of all of your government issued ID and save it on your smartphone.</li> <li>Carry your passport, wallet, and boarding passes in one envelope placed securely in your purse or carry on. Leave other ID in your suitcase.</li> <li>Never leave your luggage containing your ID unattended at the airport.</li> <li>Arrive at the airport early, just in case.</li> <li>Double check! It's simple and easy to say in hindsight, but always check your documentation before leaving your home or hotel.</li> </ul> <p>If you're flying internationally, you may be in a bit of trouble, but don't panic. Try your best to work through the issue in a calm and composed manner. Yelling, cursing, and overreacting won't help your situation.</p> <p>If worst comes to worst and you are denied the flight, contact your airline right away and explain what happened. Generally, airlines will allow you to transfer your ticket to another flight at a later date. You may have missed your holiday, but you don't have to lose out on your flight cost.</p> <p>Good luck!</p> <p><em>Have you lost your ID right before leaving on a trip? How did you handle the situation?</em></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this post? Pin it!</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div align="center"><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fwhat-to-do-if-you-dont-have-your-id-at-the-airport&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FWhat%20to%20Do%20If%20You%20Dont%20Have%20Your%20ID%20at%20the%20Airport.jpg&amp;description=What%20to%20Do%20If%20You%20Dont%20Have%20Your%20ID%20at%20the%20Airport" data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="above" data-pin-color="red" data-pin-height="28"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_red_28.png" alt="" /></a> </p> <!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><script type="text/javascript" async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <div align="center">&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/What%20to%20Do%20If%20You%20Dont%20Have%20Your%20ID%20at%20the%20Airport.jpg" alt="What to Do If You Don't Have Your ID at the Airport" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nick-wharton">Nick Wharton</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-do-if-you-dont-have-your-id-at-the-airport">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-things-i-learned-from-renting-out-my-home-on-airbnb">13 Things I Learned From Renting Out My Home on Airbnb</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eat-these-6-foods-to-stay-healthy-while-traveling">Eat These 6 Foods to Stay Healthy While Traveling</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/23-airport-hacks-to-remember-before-your-next-flight">23 Airport Hacks to Remember Before Your Next Flight</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-credit-cards-that-offer-tsa-pre-check-and-global-entry-reimbursement">Best Credit Cards That Offer TSA Pre-Check and Global Entry Reimbursement</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-8-worst-and-best-airport-buys">The 8 Worst and Best Airport Buys</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel airport lost ID lost license traveling what to do Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:31:24 +0000 Nick Wharton 1686191 at http://www.wisebread.com The 8 Worst and Best Airport Buys http://www.wisebread.com/the-8-worst-and-best-airport-buys <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-8-worst-and-best-airport-buys" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000015958604_Full.jpg" alt="woman airport" title="woman airport" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your defenses are down when you enter the airport. You've got money to burn, time to waste, and you're in a state of euphoria because you'll be on a tropical beach in less than five hours. But, beware, ye of many impulses: Airport buys can make you broke if you're not careful. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-secrets-from-the-worlds-most-frugal-frequent-travelers?ref=seealso">25 Secrets From the World's Most Frugal Frequent Travelers</a>)</p> <p>So here's a list of what to watch out for at the airport (hint: most things), along with a couple items that are okay to dive into.</p> <h2>Worst Airport Buys</h2> <p>Plan ahead and you can avoid most of these pricey concourse purchases.</p> <h3>1. Personal Snacks and Drinks</h3> <p>While you should avoid bottled water altogether &mdash; it's bad for the environment and tap water is free, ya know &mdash; I understand that sometimes you need it. To avoid this impulse buy, add a water bottle to your packing list and keep it in your carry-on so you can fill it from the fountain when you're past security. If you forget your water bottle, remember this tip from Aaron Deutsch, founder of <a href="http://www.tellthem.co">TellThem.co</a>.</p> <p>&quot;If you need a bottle of water at the airport, my tip is to buy it from McDonald's, not the news shops&quot; he says. &quot;McDonald's typically charges $1.50 to $2 while the news stores charge $2.50 to 3.50. Small savings but nice!&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Healthy food is hard to find at the airport, and usually I bring what I need for the kids,&quot; adds Sandra Magura, author of the children's book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1564924122/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1564924122&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=XEQGDXVVM2DKADWI">HippoDuck &mdash; Trouble at the Airport</a></em>. &quot;But on those unexpected delayed flights sometimes you run short. When I did, I was forced to get something from one of the convenience stores. I ended up buying a granola bar for my two-year-old. He loves them and so do I. What I don't love is the $4 price tag that went along with it. I can buy a box of six at Walmart for $2. They got me that time, but I will be sure to pack extras on the next trip.&quot;</p> <h3>2. Wi-Fi</h3> <p>Airports are increasingly jumping on the free Wi-Fi bandwagon or offering personal tablets for free use when you're in the terminal, but there are still hubs that require you to pay for Internet service if you want to get online while you're at the terminal. Most of us can use our phone networks to do what we need to do, but if you need more capability or a bigger screen that can only operate with Wi-Fi, do some detective work before purchasing.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">Pop into a few bars and restaurants to see if they offer it, or a Starbucks.</span></p> <h3>3. Headphones</h3> <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">If you forgot your set, ask your airline's attendants if the flight offers headphones. Instead of buying a $200 pair of Beats just because you see it at the wirport vending machine, find out if there are pairs for available on your flight, which usually only cost about $2.</span></p> <p>&quot;There is no reason that a set of headphones cannot have a permanent home in the side pocket of your carry on bag,&quot; adds John Z. Wetmore, producer for <a href="http://www.pedestrians.org/">Perils for Pedestrians</a> television. &quot;It takes very little planning to avoid overpriced last-minute purchases. Packing checklists are your friend if you have a tendency to leave things at home when you pack at the last minute.&quot;</p> <h3>4. Neck Pillows</h3> <p>You want to guess how many neck pillows are in my closet? Three! It seems like my husband buys a new pillow every time he flies, and those three aren't even counting the ones he's lost over the years. That's <em>hundreds</em> of dollars worth of <em>neck pillows</em>.</p> <p>I've never purchased a neck pillow in my life; it's always seemed like a huge waste of money to look so silly on an airplane to me. Instead, I bring my own travel-worn bed pillow from home (it's flat, so it's easy to travel with), or I ask for a blanket/pillow on the flight so I can cuddle up on the window or rest my head on the tray table. Much better than sleeping straight up with an inner tube around your neck, in my opinion.</p> <h3>5. Currency Exchange</h3> <p>The last time I traveled someplace where I needed to exchange currency, the dollar was worth half what it was at home &mdash; and that didn't include the fees that the service charged. That's a tough blow to take when you've saved for so long for something.</p> <p>DailyMail.com says, &quot;With so much else to sort out before you go away, it's tempting simply to purchase your foreign currency at the last minute in the airport departure lounge. But doing that means you'll pay significantly more than you need to, as airport bureaux de change offer some of the worst possible deals to walk-up customers.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;The alternatives? Pre-order currency. Earlier this week, buying &euro;500 on the spot at a Gatwick Moneycorp bureau would have cost you &pound;440.88. Had you ordered the &euro;500 online on <a href="http://www.moneycorp.com/">Moneycorp</a>&nbsp;to pick up at the airport, the cost would have been &pound;404.17.&quot;</p> <p>This is obviously an example from Europe, but you can apply the same principles in the United States when you're preparing for travel abroad.</p> <h3>6. Parking</h3> <p>Sometimes you have no other choice but to drive yourself to the airport and park. And you'll pay dearly for it. If you can help it, ask a friend or family member to give you a ride &mdash; slip 'em some cash for helping you save some &mdash; or use public transportation where available and convenient.</p> <h2>Best Airport Buys</h2> <p>Okay, not everything at the airport is a total ripoff.</p> <h3>1. Local Food/Beverage Souvenir Items</h3> <p>I'm not much for tangible souvenirs &mdash; just one more piece of junk I have to put out at the yard sale next year &mdash; so I prefer to preserve my trips' memories with photos that I can frame and local food items that I can consume when I'm home. For instance, I've purchased beignet dry mix from New Orleans and BBQ sauce from Memphis that bring back fond memories of each trip when I use them.</p> <p>Liz Dahl, founder of <a href="http://boomertravelpatrol.com/">Boomer Travel Patrol</a>, agrees that this is a best practice, especially on liquids.</p> <p>&quot;For me, the best buys are local products from the city the airport is located, especially the liquid items,&quot; she says. &quot;This is the place to buy those souvenirs, because you can take them on the plane with you at that point.&quot;</p> <p>The latter is a good point to remember if you're only traveling with a carry-on bag. You won't be happy if you have to give up a liquid item because you overlooked the rules while you were shopping.</p> <h3>2. Duty Free</h3> <p>If you're in the market for cigarettes or alcohol, you can score great deals at the duty-free shops. All other items, especially electronics and beauty products, aren't a very wise purchase as you usually can find them cheaper at home or online.</p> <p>Consider, however, that you're allowed to bring mini bottles of liquor onto your flight. That's right &mdash; according to <a href="http://blog.tsa.gov/2014/01/tsa-travel-tips-tuesday-traveling-with.html">The TSA Blog</a>, &quot;Travelers may carry as many 3.4 ounce bottles of liquid (mini bottles of liquor are 1.7 ounces) that fit comfortably in one, quart sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag. Comfortable means that the bag will seal without busting at the seams. One bag is permitted per passenger.&quot;</p> <p>That's pretty much an invitation to load up on the mini bottles at the duty-free shop.</p> <p>Of course, there's this stipulation: <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=03efb7c1b34301bf39ff6d98084cdd45&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=14:3.0.1.1.11.2.3.37&amp;idno=14">FAA regulations</a> state that &quot;No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage.&quot;</p> <p>But if you're savvy, you'll figure out how to make it work.</p> <p><em>Do you have other suggestions for best/worse airport buys? Let me know in the comments below.</em></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this post? Pin it!</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-8-worst-and-best-airport-buys&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%208%20Worst%20and%20Best%20Airport%20Buys.jpg&amp;description=The%208%20Worst%20and%20Best%20Airport%20Buys" data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="above" data-pin-color="red" data-pin-height="28"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_red_28.png" alt="" /></a> </p> <!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><script type="text/javascript" async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%208%20Worst%20and%20Best%20Airport%20Buys.jpg" width="250" height="374" alt="" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-8-worst-and-best-airport-buys">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/23-airport-hacks-to-remember-before-your-next-flight">23 Airport Hacks to Remember Before Your Next Flight</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-6-things-will-make-your-next-flight-more-comfortable">These 6 Things Will Make Your Next Flight More Comfortable</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-sneaky-vacation-costs-that-add-up-quickly">10 Sneaky Vacation Costs That Add Up Quickly</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-smart-travel-hacks-only-frequent-flyers-know">5 Smart Travel Hacks Only Frequent Flyers Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-secret-flight-search-site-savvy-travelers-use">The Secret Flight Search Site Savvy Travelers Use</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Travel air travel airport flying Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:00:11 +0000 Mikey Rox 1283485 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Ways Carry-On Luggage Can Save You Time and Money http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-carry-on-luggage-can-save-you-time-and-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-ways-carry-on-luggage-can-save-you-time-and-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/businessman-airplane-luggage-Dollarphotoclub_69149855.jpg" alt="businessman airplane luggage" title="businessman airplane luggage" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I don't know about you, but just the thought of air travel fills me with dread. Booking a flight is a bit like agreeing to toss my schedule into a chipper-shredder for at least a day and embracing the Great Unknown. The whole process is just stressful enough that travelers are hungry for any tip or trick to help the whole process go a bit more smoothly. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-airport-hacks-from-professional-travelers?ref=seealso">15 Airport Hacks From Professional Traveler</a>s)</p> <p>After 15 years of living far enough from family that any visit requires a flight, I've adopted a personal travel policy that makes a world of difference: I <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-flying-easy-the-ultimate-carry-on-packing-list">pack strategically</a> and fit everything into a single carry-on bag. Seriously &mdash; I haven't checked a bag since the Clinton Administration. If you're still checking luggage when you fly, it's time for a change. Here are five ways you can save time and money by traveling with only a carry-on.</p> <h2>1. Easier Check-Ins</h2> <p>Without luggage to tag and check, you can skip the long lines at the check-in counter. Print your boarding passes beforehand or at the self-service check-in machines at the airport and then breeze right over to the TSA screening line. If you're running late, being able to dodge even a single slow-moving line can mean the difference between making your flight and screaming as you watch it taxi down the runway.</p> <h2>2. No Fees&hellip; Most of the Time</h2> <p>One of the most obvious benefits of traveling with a carry-on only is avoiding the notorious checked baggage fee. Depending on the carrier, these charges can range from $25<span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">&ndash;</span>$50 for the first two bags and up to $125 for each additional bag. For budget-conscious travelers, those numbers can add up quickly. And while the majority of airlines still don't charge for properly-sized carry-on bags, <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2014/05/carry-bag-fees">Frontier Airlines' new fees</a> may signify the first shot across the bow.</p> <h2>3. Itinerary Flexibility</h2> <p>During my most recent flight in August of last year, thunderstorms in Denver (my connecting city) left me stuck in Portland, Oregon. By checking-in with the gate attendant frequently, I was able to get rerouted through Chicago. The first question she asked me was &quot;Did you check any luggage?&quot; Of course I hadn't. I had everything I needed in a small carry-on slung over shoulder. No need to worry about where my luggage would end up and no need to make a special trip to the airport to pick up my belongings a day or two after I arrived at my final destination. I saved hours of time, avoided lots of drama, and dodged a major migraine.</p> <h2>4. Theft and Loss Avoidance</h2> <p>Take a second to Google this phrase: &quot;TSA theft checked luggage.&quot; If you still feel confident about the security of your checked luggage after wading through the 51,000 results, kudos to your boundless optimism. Though I don't travel with anything terribly expensive, I still cringe at the thought of someone thumbing through my daily planner, pocketing my favorite pair of sunglasses, or (worst of all), nabbing my fat jeans.</p> <h2>5. Speed and Convenience</h2> <p>Ever notice how antsy everyone gets as soon as a plane hits the tarmac? It's not because your fellow passengers have all developed a mad craving for a gooey Cinnabon &mdash; they're hoping to beat you to the car rental counter. Not having to wait for your luggage to be spit out onto the baggage carousel is a major benefit, especially if there are a limited number of rental cars or taxis available. Once again, the advantage goes to the traveler with the least amount of stuff to haul around.</p> <p>Let's face it, we live in a new era. <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-airline-travel-sucks-and-what-you-can-do-to-make-it-better">Air travel sucks</a> most of the time and all signs point to the whole process <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-8-scariest-things-probably-coming-to-air-travel">getting a lot scarier</a> for travelers in the not-too-distant future. Making it just a little more bearable means planning carefully, preparing diligently &mdash; and always packing lightly.</p> <p><em>Could you travel happily with a carry-on bag only? What ways do you save time and money when flying?</em></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this post? Pin it!</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F5-ways-carry-on-luggage-can-save-you-time-and-money&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F5%20Ways%20Carry-On%20Luggage%20Can%20Save%20You%20Time%20and%20Money.jpg&amp;description=5%20Ways%20Carry-On%20Luggage%20Can%20Save%20You%20Time%20and%20Money" data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="above" data-pin-color="red" data-pin-height="28"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_red_28.png" alt="" /></a> </p> <!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><script type="text/javascript" async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/5%20Ways%20Carry-On%20Luggage%20Can%20Save%20You%20Time%20and%20Money.jpg" width="250" height="374" alt="" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kentin-waits">Kentin Waits</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-carry-on-luggage-can-save-you-time-and-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-flying-easy-the-ultimate-carry-on-packing-list">Make Flying Easy: The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/23-airport-hacks-to-remember-before-your-next-flight">23 Airport Hacks to Remember Before Your Next Flight</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-reasons-you-should-check-your-luggage">7 Reasons You Should Check Your Luggage</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-sneaky-vacation-costs-that-add-up-quickly">10 Sneaky Vacation Costs That Add Up Quickly</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-packing-secrets-from-a-professional-traveler">15 Packing Secrets From a Professional Traveler</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> General Tips Travel air travel airport carry-on luggage packing Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:00:08 +0000 Kentin Waits 1283249 at http://www.wisebread.com 23 Airport Hacks to Remember Before Your Next Flight http://www.wisebread.com/23-airport-hacks-to-remember-before-your-next-flight <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/23-airport-hacks-to-remember-before-your-next-flight" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/businessman-airport-78655089-small.jpg" alt="businessman airport" title="businessman airport" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Traveling is always a fun and exciting experience, but getting through the airport can be a struggle. If it happens to be an unlucky day, you'll get stuck with long lines, rude airport security officials, or delayed flights. Luckily with just a little bit of research, there are many ways you can make your journey faster and more comfortable. We rounded up all the tips and tricks so you don't have to! Learn to navigate airports like a pro with the advice below. You'll be surprised how much time and money you end up saving.</p> <p>RELATED: <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Expert-Travel-Tips-31926521">Expert Travel Tips You Never Thought Of</a></p> <h2>1. Bring Your Own Ziploc Bags</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/ziploc%20bags.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Since TSA requires you to separate your liquids into clear plastic bags, it is always a good idea to bring spare Ziploc bags in case you lose one or if you're buying tiny travel liquids last minute. For carry-on bags, TSA has a <a href="http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-liquids-rule">3-1-1 liquids rule</a> and you are only allowed to have one quart-sized clear plastic bag.</p> <h2>2. Freeze Your Liquids to Bring on Planes</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/frozen%20drink.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>The only con to this trick is your liquids must actually be frozen solid like a rock. If you're on a long flight, however, consider freezing your favorite drinks.</p> <h2>3. Pack Your Own Snacks</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/airplane%20snacks.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>If you can, you should avoid buying snacks and drinks at airports because they're overpriced. Instead, pack nuts, cereal bars, candy, and other dry goods to munch on while you wait for your flight.</p> <h2>4. Bring an Empty Water Bottle</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/empty%20water%20bottle.jpg" /></p> <p>Like snacks, water usually costs a lot more at airports. The best way to cheat the system is to bring an empty water bottle or canteen and fill it up once you get past security checkpoints.</p> <h2>5. Take a Nap at the Airport</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/napping%20airport.jpg" /></p> <p>Some airports, like London's Heathrow, offer <a href="http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2013-10-29/5-awesome-airport-nap-pods-around-the-world/2">sleeping pods</a> where you can catch up on rest between long flight transfers. Pay $39 for four hours and you can take a shower (body wash and towels are provided) and enjoy a comfortable nap (not on the airport floor). If you're traveling internationally, check to see if your airport location offers this sleeping amenity. Your body will thank you.</p> <h2>6. Pick the Checkpoint Farthest to the Left</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/airport%20security%20checkpoint.jpg" /></p> <p>If you hate waiting in line (and who doesn't?), research shows that most people are right-handed and tend to turn right first, so do the opposite and go left. For more on how to find faster airport security lines, follow <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/life/travel/2006/04/11/The-gate-less-traveled-Finding-faster-airport-security-lines/stories/200604110205">these tips</a>.</p> <h2>7. Sign Up For a VIP Airport Lounge</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/airport%20vip%20lounge.jpg" /></p> <p>If you're a frequent flier, you can use your flyer miles to buy a membership to <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/vip-airport-lounges-how-to-get-in/1">airport lounges</a>. Most lounges also offer day passes (under $50). These private, fancy spots are perfect for resting and offer amenities such as a great bar and knowledgeable staff.</p> <h2>8. Don't Be Afraid to Ask For Free Things</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/free%20flight%20gifts.jpg" /></p> <p>Especially when it comes to flight upgrades. Take advantage of special events; if you were recently married (on your honeymoon) or have a birthday, tell the airline staff &mdash; they may be willing to upgrade you. Traveling alone also makes it easier to ask for a flight upgrade as well as just simply asking! Do so quietly, and the worse that can happen is a polite no.</p> <h2>9. Bring Alcohol on the Plane</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/mini%20alchohol%20bottles.jpg" /></p> <p>You're allowed to take bottles of alcohol that are 100ml or less through security as long as they fit into your one-quart Ziploc bag.</p> <h2>10. Wear Your Extra Luggage</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/excess%20baggage.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Worried about your carry-on going over the weight limit? Wear the heaviest items and wear layers to get past security. Then head to the nearest bathroom and switch out of the clothes.</p> <h2>11. Fly Red-Eye</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/night%20flight.jpg" /></p> <p>If you really hate packed airports and rush-hour traffic and don't mind overnight flights, try booking a plane that leaves past 10 p.m. You can simply go to sleep and wake up at your next destination without all the usual airport hassle.</p> <h2>12. Collect Unused Hotel Toiletries</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/hotel%20toiletries.jpg" /></p> <p>And bring them with you next time you travel. These mini bottles are the perfect carry-on items, and you won't have to shell out the extra money for reusable bottles or travel liquids.</p> <h2>13. Sign Up For TSA Precheck or Global Entry</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/global%20entry.jpg" /></p> <p>These programs allow you to bypass long lines and get into another country twice as fast. <a href="http://www.cbp.gov/global-entry/locations">Check to see</a> if you can apply for global entry.</p> <h2>14. Store Your Laptop in an Easy-to-Access Place</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/laptop%20bag.jpg" /></p> <p>If you don't have a laptop case, invest in one. Security usually makes you scan your laptop separately, so always have it in an easy-to-reach spot of your bag or suitcase.</p> <h2>15. Always Check For Free WiFi</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/airport%20wifi.jpg" /></p> <p>There is also a trick circulating that adding &quot;?.jpg&quot; to the end of a URL allows you to access the Internet for free.</p> <h2>16. Wear Glasses</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/glasses.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>If you wear contacts, you'll notice how your eyes often get really dry during the flight (as well as the rest of your skin). Glasses may not make a fashion statement, but you'll be comfortable, and you can always switch into contacts once you land.</p> <h2>17. Bring a Light Scarf or Sweater</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/sleeping%20blanket.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Always expect an airport or plane to be cold. Bring a light blanket or extra sweater, hoodie, or scarf to keep yourself warm before and during the flight.</p> <h2>18. Bring Wet Wipes</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/wet%20wipes.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Planes are one of the easiest places to catch germs and a cold. Pack wet wipes to use during the flight or while you're at the airport. They'll keep your hands clean and refresh your face after a flight.</p> <h2>19. Check Airport Real-Time Conditions</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/flight%20status.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Check to see <a href="http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/">what's happening</a> at your airport (whether there's a delay in flights, long lines, or other issues) before you leave your home.</p> <h2>20. Wrap Your Luggage Handle</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/luggage%20tag.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>If you're the type to worry about someone else taking your luggage, make your suitcase identifiable by tying brightly colored fabric or ribbon to the handles. You'll be able to spot that red bow amid all the black suitcases rolling out.</p> <h2>21. Carry a Portable Battery Charger</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/portable%20phone%20charger.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Airports have charging stations, and that's usually the spot everyone gravitates toward. And often you can't get a seat next to an outlet, so you end up standing off to the side while keeping an eye on your phone that's charging. To be on the safe side, carry around a small portable charger that you can pull out anytime.</p> <h2>22. Skip the Taxi Service</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/airport%20bus.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Check out the local transportation systems at your airport destination. See if there are air trains you can take to a regular metro or a bus that will take you to your destination. Avoid taxi services if you can, but if you really want to travel via car, check out services like Uber (which can be a lot cheaper in European countries).</p> <h2>23. Download Offline Google Maps</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/google%20maps.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>In case there is no WiFi when you land at your destination and you have a limited online data plan, download the Google Maps app beforehand.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this post? 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[Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/what-to-do-when-your-childs-report-card-doesnt-make-the-grade">What to Do When Your Child&#39;s Report Card Doesn&#39;t Make the Grade</a> &mdash; If your child&#39;s report card doesn&#39;t make the grade, talk to his or her teacher. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/protect-computer-viruses-worms-malware/">7 ways to protect your computer from attacks</a> &mdash; To protect your computer from attacks, activate the security features of your Internet browser. [Living On The Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Best-Sights-See-Australia-32348093">15 Amazing Sights to See in Australia</a> &mdash; The Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach are two great places to visit if you go to Australia! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://microblogger.com/day-one-advice/">Day One Advice: 78 successful bloggers reveal what they wish they knew</a> &mdash; Are you just starting a blog? Remember to be yourself and don&#39;t compare yourself to others. [Microblogger]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-money-at-the-airport">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-get-free-or-almost-free-airline-tickets">10 Ways to Get Free (or Almost Free) Airline Tickets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-credit-cards-that-transfer-points-to-airline-miles">The Best Credit Cards that Transfer Points to Airline Miles</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-flight-booking-hacks-to-save-you-hundreds">10 Flight Booking Hacks to Save You Hundreds</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-do-if-you-dont-have-your-id-at-the-airport">What to Do If You Don&#039;t Have Your ID at the Airport</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-things-you-can-do-in-denver-that-you-cant-do-anywhere-else">8 Things You Can Do in Denver That You Can&#039;t Do Anywhere Else</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel airport best money tips money saving travel Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:48:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1098610 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Save Money at the Airport http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-save-money-at-the-airport <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-save-money-at-the-airport" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5433433239_bb00276826_z.jpg" alt="airport food" title="airport food" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving money at the airport, changing habits, and DIY color-catching laundry sheets.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.bucksomeboomer.com/tips-saving-money-airport/">3 Tips for Saving Money at the Airport</a> &mdash; Set a limit on the amount of money you spend at the airport &mdash; and on the plane! [Bucksome Boomer]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/secrets-to-successful-habit-change">3 Secrets To Successful Habit Change</a> &mdash; What do you do when willpower alone doesn't work? Automate! [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thriftcore.com/2012/08/10-easy-ways-to-get-shipping-supplies.html">10 Easy Ways to Get Shipping Supplies for Free &mdash; Or Close To It!</a> &mdash; Cut an existing box into the shape you need, then tape it up. [Thrift Core]</p> <p><a href="http://onecentatatime.com/getting-benefit-from-unpaid-volunteer-intern-work">Getting the Most From Unpaid Volunteer Work Experience</a> &mdash; Unpaid work experience is still work experience. It's meat for your resume! [One Cent at a Time]</p> <p><a href="http://www.babysavers.com/2012/08/16/diy-how-to-make-your-own-shout-color-catching-laundry-sheets.html">DIY: How to Make Your Own &ldquo;Shout&rdquo; Color Catching Laundry Sheets</a> &mdash; This easy DIY project calls for white cloths, a cup of water, and a bit of washing soda. [Baby Savers]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/budget-tips-for-back-to-school-shopping">Budget Tips for Back-to-School Shopping</a> &mdash; Take advantage of back-to-school sales to score great holiday gifts. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://www.boomerandecho.com/the-art-of-tipping/">The Art Of Tipping</a> &mdash; When in doubt, the general rule of thumb for tipping is 15%. [Boomer &amp; Echo]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefinancialblogger.com/become-an-authority-in-7-lessons/">Become An Authority in 7 Lessons</a> &mdash; Start by doing in-depth research on the topic. Concentrate on a niche if the topic seems too big. [The Financial Blogger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.investinternals.com/2012/08/reasons-insurance-agent-not-needed.html">3 Good Reasons You Don't Need An Insurance Agent</a> &mdash; An agent working for a single insurance provider will be reluctant to help you shop around for better services and rates. [Money Hacker]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/2152/save_money_on_college">How to Get a College Degree for Less</a> &mdash; Save on time and tuition by working toward combined degrees. [Cheapism]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-save-money-at-the-airport">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-your-new-tires-really-6-year-old-ticking-time-bombs">Are your new tires really 6-year old ticking time-bombs?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/17-things-car-salesmen-dont-want-you-to-know">17 Things Car Salesmen Don&#039;t Want You to Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-gas-rewards-credit-cards">5 Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/remove-car-dents-quickly-and-cheaply">Remove Car Dents Quickly and Cheaply</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-save-an-extra-109486-a-year">How to Save an Extra $1,094.86 a Year</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation airport best money tips Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:00:40 +0000 Amy Lu 952232 at http://www.wisebread.com