So what’s the worst that could happen on a business trip? Let our statistics be your guide.
Cancelled or Delayed Flights
Have a private jet ready? Otherwise, spend your time waiting for the next flight wisely. Start making phone calls to your company, the people you’re flying to meet, and to your travel agent to figure out a new schedule. Get booked on the next flight out and try to reschedule important meetings if you’ll be late. If it’s an option time-wise, try another form of transportation: cars, trains, buses, etc. Always try to fly out the day before a big meeting to make sure there are no issues. App in the Air helps you fly more intelligently. With this app, you can find the best food in the airport and free wireless internet connection. Use it to determine the best ways to spend your free time. It also checks you into your flight and helps you keep friends and family updated by sharing flight status information.
Airport Security There always seem to be delays and adjustments in protocol My TSA features security guidelines, wait-time estimates, and information on flight delays. You can view the weather on any airport too.
You have lost your ID proof Without a valid ID proof, not only will it be very difficult to board your flight, but you will not be able to rent a car once you get to your destination. So, it is vital that you always have your ID with you at all times. Carry your ID proof around your neck as you do in the office.
A Place to use your laptop This is a frequent travel frustration when flying There is an app called SeatMaestro. Provides airline seating information plus if and where electric outlets are available on your flight.
Theft and pick-pocketing As business travellers , you need to be aware of the need to keep your valuables in sight at all times.
The right clothing Don’t try to have a different outfit or pair of shoes for every day, stick to one colour combination per week. This way it’s so much easier and needs only one pair of business shoes.
For Rainy days To prevent soft-side luggage from getting soaked, try lining the bottom of the bag with a plastic dry cleaner’s bag. Place another bag over the top. Voilà: No more damp, wrinkled clothes when you get to the hotel.
Prepare a well-planned itinerary A well thought out itinerary should reflect what your company hopes to accomplish. Think about your goals and relative priorities. You will want to have appointments confirmed well in advance and spaced comfortably throughout the day. Your schedule should be flexible enough to allow for unexpected problems.
Lost Luggage Some airlines do not reimburse for many checked items, including antiques, eyeglasses, keys, medicine, jewellery, photographic equipment, and electronics. Check the airline’s policy before checking valuables.
By knowing these tips and tricks ahead of time, you’ll be more confident and more able to take care of situation that arise during your business travel.