Frequent business travelers tend to be very busy people. You have meetings to take, conferences to attend, not to mention the numerous airport hassles you have to contend with. For business executives constantly on the go, it is important that your traveling days be streamlined for maximum potential. With no time to waste, there are a number of things you can do to keep your traveling time down to a minimum, and keep your day right on schedule.
Packing light while traveling is the first step to making your flying experience move a little faster. As most business executives travel for a one night or day stay, it is unnecessary to carry excess clothes and baggage. You will avoid baggage fees, and get through check-ins and security much faster. This gives you more time to focus and prepare on a meeting that you might have ahead. This will also allow you to leave later and not have to waste hours in the airport. On that note, dressing properly to get you through security at quick speeds is also vital. Things like excess jewelry, difficult belt buckles, and tie-up shoes will just slow you down. If you are not checking in a bag you should also be aware of the guidelines for packing liquids so that you don’t get stuck emptying out products and having to get back into the security line.
Be fully prepared before your trip by either booking everything yourself or having a travel agent do it for you. Having your itinerary, car rental, hotel information ready and prepared so that you know exactly where you are going will help. Be sure you have phone numbers and contacts for everything you have booked. You never know when there can be a problem or delay and you need to rearrange your plans. Being prepared for any mishaps will help you to stay calm, and make decisions quickly.
A few other ideas to get your day of travel streamlined is ensuring you have all your proper documentation if you are traveling abroad. You will need United States Passports and travel visas to leave the country. Make sure you have these in hand and updated so that you are not delayed. Also depending on your airline, you may be able to pre-select your seats. By doing this early you can ensure you sit closer to the front of the plane, this will allow you to get off quickly, and not be held up by other passengers. You can also join a frequent flyers program. As a business executive who always travels, this is wise. Some airlines allow frequent flyers bumps in security and check-in lines, and first choice in seats. Another way to curb wasted time is layovers. Avoid layovers and connections as much as possible. Book in advance so that you can always get on direct flights. If you can’t avoid this situation, use it to your advantage by having everything you need in your carry-on so that you can work while waiting.
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