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    • Former MSE Nick T
    • By Former MSE Nick T 9th Jul 18, 4:07 PM
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    Airport Water Fountains - are they a thing?
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    Airport Water Fountains - are they a thing? 9th Jul 18 at 4:07 PM
    Hey everyone
    Currently looking at updating our guide on airport water fountains, saving everyone a bit of cash by filling up your own water bottles.

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/travel-tips/#water

    Just wanted to put the feelers out, has anyone been to an airport in the UK that doesn't have a water fountain? If so, how did you get on filling up your water bottle?

    Cheers
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 9th Jul 18, 6:09 PM
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    If you need to save money on water, you can't afford to go anywhere, IMO.
    • Ballard
    • By Ballard 9th Jul 18, 6:18 PM
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    If you need to save money on water, you can't afford to go anywhere, IMO.
    Originally posted by z1a
    It can be convenient to fill a bottle once you’re past security and I try to avoid paying over the odds for water. Nothing wrong with saving a pound or more even if you can afford to fly.
    I hate verisimilitude.
    • BarryBlue
    • By BarryBlue 9th Jul 18, 7:10 PM
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    It can be convenient to fill a bottle once you’re past security and I try to avoid paying over the odds for water. Nothing wrong with saving a pound or more even if you can afford to fly.
    Originally posted by Ballard
    I absolutely agree. I will simply not pay for just plain water, it is something you can get from a tap. Bottled water is one of the three biggest con tricks played on the public.

    Airports do like to hide the drinking fountains in dark corners where they can, but I use them to fill empty bottles. It's nothing to do with 'affording' water, it's about not being ripped off. And this is MSE after all.
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 9th Jul 18, 7:46 PM
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    Just ask at a bar. I've done loads of times and never been refused.
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 9th Jul 18, 8:10 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 8:10 PM
    Was in Stansted and asked for a glass of iced tap water. Got it and drank some and poured rest into bottle.
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