You’ve passed through security and still have another hour or so to kill before you need to head to your boarding gate. So what is there to do? Shop, of course! But while the stores may be a tempting and expensive way to pass the time, here are a few items better left behind than toted in your carry-on.
Anything From Duty Free
Duty-free shops are massive, brightly lit and entice visitors with free samples of perfume or even liquor. But not all is what it seems in these strategically placed stores, some even planted between security and your gate, forcing you to walk through the aisles. The only decent deal in these shops might be found in the carton of cigarettes, especially if you live in a state with high tobacco taxes.
If you’re a frequent traveler (or even a one-off traveler), it’s beyond time to invest in a reusable water bottle to empty before you go through security and refill at one of the airport’s water fountains before your flight.
If you’ve waited to snag that last-minute souvenir, it’ll cost you. The prices for souvenirs at the airport are considerably higher compared with shops in town, so if you know there’s something you desperately want to bring back, try to buy it before you get to the airport.
Full Meal at a Sit-Down Restaurant
Rather than overspending for a mediocre meal at a chain restaurant, pack your own food and snack at your gate or on the plane. Most food is allowed through security, so long as it abides by the liquid regulations.
No matter how many years of flying experience you have under your belt, some travelers still struggle to find the perfect position in which to sleep, and also may find it difficult to find the perfect accessory to aid in this attempt. Travel pillows are a dime a dozen and always promise the best, most comfortable sleep you can have while sitting upright, but 360 degrees of support is the claim behind the Cabeau Evolution travel pillow, one that uses memory foam to adapt to the user’s unique body shape and sleeping position.
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