I learned that airports can be an easy place for others to prey on unsuspecting travelers who are unfamiliar with their surroundings. That is why money/credit cards that will not be immediately needed should be secured until you leave your destination airport to avoid being robed. So to avoid pickpockets my advice is:
Cut off a leg of an old pair of pantyhose and put the money/credit cards in the leg then tie the leg around your waist underneath loose-fitting clothes. But always keep a small amount of money in your pants/skirt pocket for necessary expenses or in the hopefully unlikely event that a stranger demands money.