Land a new job that requires a bit of business travel? Or maybe it’s been a while since your company sent you out into the wild. Either way, travel can be overwhelming, especially if it’s frequent. You’ll want to be as comfortable as possible while having everything you need to make your trip smooth. Here are some tips for business travel from the team at Value Van and Car Rental.
Not that kind of luggage check, but an actual check of your actual bags. A lot has changed over the years as to what size and style of bags you can bring on the plane. You’ll want to double-check and make sure your luggage adheres to the rules of what counts as a carry-on.
If at all possible, only carry on your luggage. This eliminates the need to pay to check your bags and the time to wait for your luggage upon arrival. Most airlines allow for one carry-on bag and one personal bag that fits under the seat like a purse or backpack.
If you travel often enough, TSA Precheck is more than worth it. For a minimal upfront cost, one that your company may even cover, you can start skipping the security lines while traveling. You won’t even have to remove your shoes. Simply scan your ticket that shows your Precheck status and head through.
Sitting in the airport is uncomfortable enough as it is, especially if your flight is delayed, or worse, canceled. If possible, sign up for an airline’s rewards program and take advantage of the lounges they have available. Generally, the seats are more comfortable and there are complimentary snacks and drinks.
In this day and age, there’s no longer a need to carry around a lot of paper, including your plane ticket. Download the apps for the airline you’re using to keep track of your flight, delays, and digital ticket. You can even check yourself in through the app to skip check-in at the airport.