TRAVELLING to the airport is a combination of both stressful and fun.
But I find it can also be expensive, especially when you have hours to kill before your flight.
Research has found that travellers spend as much as £26.30 each when shopping in the airport terminal.
There are lots of ways to avoid this – using the free water fountains to fill up your bottle, bringing your own snacks – but there are also some expensive freebies many people may not be aware of.
One common item to buy at the airport is magazines and newspapers, especially when you have to kill time.
However, this can quickly rack up in price when many of the glossy mags cost as much as £4.99.
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But did you know that many airports have free magazine stands?
They can often be found in the corridors when you are travelling to your gate, or even after you have gone through the gate agent and are waiting to board.
They vary depending on which ones they have so you can't always be fussy.
On a recent flight from London Gatwick, I managed to pick up Wallpaper* magazine, as well as Escapism, Conde Nast Traveller and Stylist.