There aren’t many business travelers who will tell you that they love having to travel frequently for work. Although at first glance to someone who doesn’t travel for work it may seem glamorous and even exciting, anyone who frequently goes on business trips can tell you that it’s more exhausting than exciting.
The plane ride itself is the least of the most exhausting of the experience. Between having to pack, get to and from the airport, check into hotels, and continuously submit expense reports, it can quickly start to get old.
If traveling frequently is part of your job requirement, then look at some of the best ways to survive your business trip and travel more comfortably.
Leave Early For The Airport
Rather than leaving at the last minute for the airport, be sure to give yourself plenty of time. Even though in theory the ride to the airport from your house is only twenty minutes, you never know what kind of variables can throw themselves your way.
Your cab may show up late. Your flight may be delayed. You may get in a fender bend on the way. The best way to avoid missing your flight and potentially losing your job is to give yourself ample time to arrive at the gate.
Skip Checking a Bag
One of the biggest stresses and time suckers of travel is dealing with checking your luggage before departure and retrieving it again after landing. Why not eliminate this stress entirely and bring a carry-on which is easily stowed in the overhead compartment.
You won’t just fly through the security line to board, but you’ll be able to leave the airport much faster without having to locate your carousel and wait for your bag to finally show up.
Prepare For The Security Line
Preparing for the security check ahead of time won’t just make your life easier, but everyone else’s as well. Be sure to pack all of your liquids in plastic and wear clothing which is easily taken on and off without fuss.
The more accustomed you get to the process the less frazzled you’ll be every time that you have to undress and open your bag only to pack it all back up again.
Even though you may feel like you’re on a vacation when you’re traveling for business, you’re not. It’s important not only for your waistline to try to keep up with your regular diet, but it’s also essential for your health and energy levels.
Rather than indulging in easy options which are conveniently situated in the airport, try to pack healthy snacks which won’t weigh down your stomach and cause you to feel exhausted.