Let’s face it flights aren’t cheap. Travel can be incredibly pricey and frankly saving money wherever you can is the best way to offset the expense. Airports are rife with tricks which make them more money by preying on the inconveniences of the TSA and airports in general.
First and foremost, you’ll find that everyone needs to stay hydrated, but getting through security with a container with more than 3. something ounces is impossible. So airports charge $3-5 for a bottle of water. This is highway freaking robbery. Not ok. Do you know what’s free though? Filling my double-walled water bottle from the water fountain after I get through security. Security doesn’t care about an empty water bottle.
Next up, Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, I always stow a few packs of instant oatmeal in my carry-on. Getting hot water is easy and for the most part free. Every restaurant you walk by in an airport is pretty likely to give you a cup of hot water for free. Add a packet or two of oatmeal and you’ll be able to have a hearty and heart healthy breakfast for a fraction of what the Wolfgang Puck stop and shop is gonna charge you for a small breakfast sandwich.
Lastly, the best snack that easily passes through security is my favorite granola bar. Nature Valley with dark chocolate. I love dark chocolate. You can choose your favorite bar though. Protein or otherwise. Meal replacement bars are portable and delicious and frankly a major boon when it comes to staving off hunger with airport sandwiches and racks of chips staring you in the face.
Save money by packing your own snacks! Airports are a hive of scum and villainy wholly designed to overcharge you for everything they can. A penny saved is a penny earned right?