When you find yourselves
Our very first step begins before the flight itself. You can leave your car where for as long as you need using an airport parking company and you’ll find that you’ll be saving both time and money while also getting to and from the airport in comfort. With secure parking, your vehicle will be well looked after for days, weeks and even months!
Have yourself standard travel wear that you can pack whenever a business trip comes up. Make sure they don’t crease easily so you can cut down on time taken for choosing and ironing out your clothes.
It is advised that you only have a carry-on bag so you can avoid the hassle of checking and fetching your baggage. It can be quite time consuming and costly too, when you consider lost baggage so pack light with just a carry-on bag if possible.
Flight delays are any business traveller’s worst nightmare. It can cause you to postpone your meeting, which is never a great first impression and not to mention, increase your stress levels. How can you combat this? Take the first flight out! The first flight, no matter how early, always leaves on time. It’s always later on in the day that you’re at risk for a flight delay. So, no matter how early, your best bet is to take the earliest flight, freshen up and then meet the day head on.
The last thing you want on your business trip is for your phone to die out. Outlets in the airport terminal are often hot spots and if you manage to land one, then you’re incredibly lucky. However, do be on the safe side and carry a power strip. That way you can share your plug base with whomever is using it at the time and get your electronics charged up.
Always decide on your flight times before concluding on an appropriate meeting time. This will save you the hassle and stress of dealing with taking the last flight out after a long meeting that was overdue. Therefore, it’s far more efficient if you look at all possible flights first and then make your decisions.
Do yourself a favour and stay off the in-flight Wi-Fi. Instead, use this distraction-free period to make yourself a list of things you need to see to on your trip, any presentations you need to go over, last minute research etc. This is a work-related trip after all so make sure you’re on top of your form and ready to deliver.
Use these tips to maximize your productivity and make that business trip a success!