Top 11 Ways to Save Big at the Airport


Airports are notorious for overcharging customers for everything—30% markups on food, overpriced duty-free shops, and sky-high currency exchange fees, to name a few. Don’t be that traveler. Here’s how to save before you head out of town.

Bon (Budget) Voyage!


*Savings if you take three round-trip flights per year, and each time you use SeatGuru instead of paying $40 for an upgrade, use your own $10 water bottle instead of buying a bottle of water for $3, pack a sandwich instead of buying entrees at the airport, and take public transportation to and from the airport (calculated for New York’s JFK).

**If you are 25 today and retire at age 65. We calculated that number here.


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