My hacks are travel related. Despite being one of the largest metro areas in the country, our airport has exactly one year-round, daily intercontinental flight (British Airways to London). If you’re flying to Asia, Australia or New Zealand, you can avoid stopping at LAX or SFO by taking the flight from Phoenix to Honolulu. You can catch a connecting flight there. It also breaks up your long trip pretty nicely.

If I’m taking a domestic flight, I’ll always try to fly United since they’re based in Terminal 2. That means shorter security lines, and you can walk from the West Economy lot straight into the terminal.