One of my top-20 all-time travel tips is to bring an empty water bottle through security so you can fill it up at a water fountain on the other side. It’s simple, but it can save you a lot of money.
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Totally agree about bringing an empty water bottle to fill up past security. Great to have – especially if there are delays after you’re already on the plane.
Glad to see an increasing number of airports with those water bottle filling stations with UV lights at drinking fountains!