Just back from our trip to Omaha, I thought I’d share my water bottle hack for travelers.
Doctors always advise air passengers to stay hydrated, but carrying a bottle of water through security is not allowed. Perhaps that clear liquid is really nitroglycerin, kerosene, or some other dangerous fluid. Heaven forbid you carry that onboard. Therefore, one is forced to pay water-scalper prices at the shops on the other side of the security check-point. They want $3 to $5 per bottle. We all know that a bottle of water is worth about 10 cents. Sheesh!
Enter the water bottle hack: carry an empty bottle through security (no problem), and fill it up in the terminal to drink on the flight. Ta-da! You win!
I have a sneaking suspicion that I am not the first person to think of this hack. In fact, I wager it is now quite widespread. Why? At the start of our most recent trip, I took my empty bottle to fill it at the drinking fountain and found that one of those cool, bottle-activated filling taps had been installed near the fountain. Others have been fighting the good fight for free water alongside me. Hooray! Water hackers unite!
Now if we could just get Southwest to give us something other than those nasty pretzels, we would be all set.