"Remember that time is your most valuable commodity when on vacation. Splurge on entry to the airport lounge. Day passes can be had for $30 to $40. Would you rather spend four hours fighting over an outlet and sitting in a horrible chair, or have some peace and quiet, free snacks, and maybe meet a friend. The same rule applies to transportation. Is a $10 shared shuttle bus that takes two hours to arrive at your hotel better than a $50 limo ride that offers some booze and comfort?"