8. Browse through FourSquare comments for Wi-Fi passwords
If there was ever a great use for FourSquare at the airport, it’s clearly to steal Wi-Fi logins. The local discovery and social media service serves as a password haven for public hotspots. Search the comment sections of your location and chances are you’ll be wirelessly connected before boarding a flight.
9. Or try the “Developer Tools” Trick
Paywall sites block access to the web through a variety of methods. One of the more common options is by simply disabling the address bar within the browser. You can bypass this restriction by breaking out the error console and changing how you enter a web address. Keep in mind this depends on the browser you're using.
In Chrome: Click View > Developer > Developer Tools. Don't be alarmed by the complicated screen, just find the search bar, and enter the following formula to get to your site of choice: window.location.href=”https://www.google.com.”
In Firefox: click Menu > Developer > Web Console > click the double-blue arrow on the bottom left of the screen. Use the same format as above to get to a site.
10. Roll back the clock for extended Wi-Fi use
In case your airport offers free limited use of its Wi-Fi (typically a one hour slot), adjust the clock on your laptop back an hour before the time window closes. It actually does work sometimes.
11. Secure luggage with a digital tracker
Airports love to lose luggage. Rather than worry where your travel bag is being sent, put your faith in a luggage tracker like Trakdot. Crush-proof and equipped with locked bags to deter theft, the little box can transmit locations via a quad-band GSM chip, letting flyers know exactly where their unmentionables are.