How to get into that fancy airport lounge.

You know those fancy airport lounges that you have to be either a celebrity, or millionaire to get in to? Well, there are other ways for the average joe, like me, to get into those exclusive clubs, and to paraphrase Groucho Marx... that's exactly where I need to be! Here are three ways:

(A) Pay the hefty price of hundreds of dollars per year, in addition to having enough frequent flier miles to qualify.

(B) Sneak in, pretending to be someone important and 'how dare the lady at the desk not remember him coming through an hour ago'. Yes, Mr. you-know-who-you-are. I am calling YOU out!

(C) Consdier taking out a platinum American Express card. Yes, they too have a yearly fee, but if you need one of those big credit cards (they begin limits at $25K), then you may as well make your money work for you. Those cards (the PLATINUM ONLY) are universally accepted at the airports many clubs. Once you are inside, free food, beverages and wifi await.

Matches? We Don't Need to Stinkin' Matches!

As of this spring, matches are not permitted on your person, OR IN YOUR CHECKED BAGGAGE due to safety regulations, but up to four books of matches are allowed in your carry-on baggage or on your person. For safety reasons, strike anywhere matches are prohibited at all times from carry-on and checked baggage.

Do not pack wrapped gifts and do not bring wrapped gifts to the checkpoint. Wrap on arrival or ship your gifts prior to your departure. TSA may have to unwrap packages for security reasons