Summer Travel Tip #2: Save Money on Bottled Water

This is the second in a series of tips for all those planning vacations (see Tip #1). You might save some money. You might save a lot of money.

Summer Travel Tip: Free Water

It’s happened to all of us: You unthinkingly make your way to security with a water  bottle in hand only to watch it get tossed. That’s right, Only containers that can hold up to 3.4 ounces of liquid are allowed (more banned items here).

LISTEN: Travel ace Rick Seaney prefers his water shaken, not stirred.

Hydration is important while traveling, but are you stuck paying the high prices charged by airport shops or the water fees charged by airlines like Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit? No.

Find a cheap flight, with or without water

Where to Find Water Filling Stations

Several airports offer water refill stations (also called hydration or bottle stations) which allows passengers who’ve passed through security with an empty bottle to fill it up without spilling. Here are a few.

Click the airport name for station locations.

If you know one we missed, tell us on Facebook and we’ll add it to the list. Tip: If your airport has no refill stations, bring an empty bottle anyway and look for a drinking fountain. Filling it might be a little awkward but free is free.



Updated: May 6, 2015