Traveling by air for a business trip can become a much better experience if you have someone’s air travel tips at the back of your head.
There are countless things that one can plan for business traveling in order to have a nice and comfortable flight and there are numerous air travel tips available online. But like any other thing, it is from others’ personal experience that one can settle for the finest few, which are not only easy to remember and implement but outsmart any other flight travel tips.
For the same reason, I thought I’d share some tips that have worked wonders for me over the years.
Give choosing the right seat a high priority.
I, like many others, used to be one of those travelers who would ignore all air travel tips there are and say to myself that I’ll get what I deserve. But you need to trust me when I say now that spending the few extra minutes either choosing the seat online or paying extra for a better seat is probably the best gift you can give yourself on a flight.
Left, Right or Center
There are many different stories on which kind of seat worked best for who, so I’d recommend that you make your own opinion with time about that. For first time business travelers, just go for the window seat – this gives you two important advantages over everyone who doesn’t have a window seat: you have something to lean on to sleep and you don’t need to wake up or be uncomfortable because your neighbor wants to go to the toilet.
Always have headphones by your side
Some people tend to say that if you have means to catch the in-flight entertainment, you will probably never get in the mood to sleep/rest on the flight. But what those airplane travel tips would never say is that if headphones can be your rescue if you just can’t do anything else. Better still, sometimes melodic instrumentals available on the in-flight music list can prove to be just the lullaby you were yearning for. And if you want to take this to an even higher level, carry a noise cancelling headphone with you so that all you hear is your music.
Be mindful about your airline carry on
Again, some would tell you that any hassles linked to your airline carry on would be short-lived and worth the extra things you will have accessible. What I’d like to share about that is this: it can sometimes be anything but short-lived. If your extra carry on ends up by your legs, then there goes the little leg-room that you had.
Saving time means more time spent (sometimes)
And sometimes, the time you think you would save on departing and checking in with just the airline carry on as your luggage would make your business trip swifter than usual, but you might just end up having to put your carry on luggage away from your seat just because there’s too much. And that would kill any advantage you had to begin with.
To sum it all up, don’t think about too many things or too many options that you can choose from, just keep things simple and have a great time flying.