Airport Hacks: 3 ways to win at the airport

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By: Jimmy Rhoades Posted: 5:50 PM, Mar 28, 2017

Seeing the world: amazing. Experiencing cultures of foreign lands: incredible. Spending hours and hours in the airport just to get there….not so much. If you want to dodge the long lines, avoid overpriced food, and TSA hijinks, check out the 3 travel tips Jimmy Rhoades has gathered to help keep you from getting airport aggravated.

1. Make "Gate" Friends

Airports make guesses on how many people will show up to the airport for a particular flight, so when you hear the announcement, "We have an oversold situation", it means they guessed wrong. If this happens on your flight, make friends with the gate agent. They might give you a few redeeming offers that you can't refuse.

2. Frequent Flyer Tip: Shop Around

If you spend a lot of time in the air, you can get awesome perks, just by mentioning your status. Tell Airline B that you're a premium member on Airline A and ask them to match. When you're a frequent traveler, airlines are going to fight for your business. Talk about being the belle of the airport…

3. Skip the Big Airport

Smaller planes cost less to fly, so the price will be less than you'd expect. Plus, smaller airports mean less hassles.

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