11/15/2011 11:52 am ET

5 Carry-On Items to Prevent Airport Spending

Your holiday spirit might be enough to get you through crowded airport security, but the longer flight delays this season may require a little more than patience. The boredom of waiting can cause even the most budgeted traveler to find herself browsing the airport kiosks, bars, and boutiques. Prevent unnecessary airport spending by remembering to pack these 5 things.

1. Reading Material

If you subscribe to magazines, remember to pack them in your carry-on so you don't find yourself tempted by the kiosk displays. Bring along the book you're trying to finish and another one as back-up, in case you're stuck with a delay on the plane ride home, too.

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