It’s that time of the month again when you need to visit all your branch offices -located in three different states of the USA. You are obviously stressed with the miles in store for you and are dreading long queues at the airports, odd flying times, gastric problems after landing and rushing in and out of hotel rooms. Fret not, you are not alone. Like millions of other business travelers all across the world, you are also going through jitters that are making you apprehensive about things that may/may not be in store for you.
Business calls and trips require absolutely no flight delays and postponements, but then you cannot be too sure of weather conditions these days-right? To save yourself the ordeal of waiting long hours at airports or helplessly staring at the hours ticking by and coming closer to your time of important client meetings; just try to be better prepared. (image by Erin Nekervis)
Make sure that you have an alternate ticket in hand (one that is totally refundable) for a flight belonging to a different carrier and from another airport in your city. Just cancel the one that is getting unwearyingly delayed from your reservation app and head onwards-you will be in time for your appointment/meeting. These and other relevant business trip tips go a long way in making your journey less stressful and helping you organize yourself in a better way. Take a look at some that matter the most.
Ship your gifts or Send Gift Cards
You may choose to ship out your wrapped gifts instead of carrying them with you. It is also a good idea to reach your destination and then wrap your corporate gift with the help of that nice lady at the reception counter-this way, you will save yourself the trouble of unpacking the gift for airport authorities (if they ask you to do so). Shipping gifts ahead of time ensure heir timely arrival and save you from some major embarrassments in your business circle-and some good money on last minute purchases too!
Travel on off-times and off-peak Days
Remember, the Wednesday that falls before Thanksgiving is usually the biggest travel day of the year and is capable of making you melt down like never before. So, if you are intending to travel on such a day, be careful to choose your time out. Choosing an early morning or late night flight is the best option and keeps you away from nosy passengers and cranky kids alike. It’s also a statistical fact that planes that travel earlier in the day boast of better on-time performance-so even if your flight stands cancelled for reasons beyond your control, you can always hop on one that leaves later during the day and reach your office/ business venue-albeit late.
Plan for the Unexpected
Do you have just half an hour between landing and connecting to another flight? Are you on a flight to Rochester during snow season? Thinking ahead of time and planning carefully can lead to the alleviation of many unwarranted concerns and make the going easier for you. So, while booking your tickets, ensure that you have enough time between flights, have a backup plan in place and so forth -you will not be disappointed.(image by Alex Dodd)
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