Preventing Business Travel Nightmares

While the world is getting smaller, business travel is gaining momentum. There are times when companies unleash their employees to meet with clients in different places and look for opportunities to build new relationships or to respond to those that are already made. With an increase in business travelers, the number of problems have also inflated. Travel delays and other problems is sufficient to increase with frequency, the more it goes on the road, the more you suffer.

Here are some of the most common nightmares on business success and how to deal with them:

You are in danger of missing your flight: You're stuck in the baggage checking because they knew that some items have recently been banned in hand luggage. The rule is to follow the code 3-1-1 - if you want to carry your luggage, remember not to participate in a liquid containers over 3 ounces, all accessories in 1, and only 1 quart size bag zip lock. These standard rules may vary depending on security levels, an air carrier is following, in order to stay updated on the government carry-on restrictions. Do your homework, not only tied to your work, but also to make your move easy once you're on the go for this. A few minutes on your mobile phone, computer or smart before you head to the airport. One of the best sources of such information is tsa.gov website or the airline.


The airline staff is giving you the cold shoulder because you could not control your language: not authoritative or violent language is always going to be able to let you have your ticket or gate agent. All despises such a language and the crew is no different. You can be the VIP of a big company but to them, you're just another customer. We know that means taking a hit on your pride, but to leave your 'status' at home is to make it easier for you to travel. What matters is your name, destination and other flight information that is already in front of them. Polite voice, respect and kindness go a 'very important as far as self indulgence and self while dealing with airline personnel. They are the guardians and treat them with empathy can make it prone to help you in case of any problems in flight is inevitable.

Can not rent a car traveling at times requires a person to pack in a hurry and can lead to forgetting important things like form of identification, making it impossible to rent a car. When a business trip, make sure you have safely maintained your ticket, driving license and ID correctly identified so that there is no problem later to get the car rental service.

Your flight has been canceled, what happens if my flight is canceled just hours before being scheduled for an important meeting with a client? Make it a standard practice to store your travel agent and airline customer service number on the phone. At the first sign of a flight delay, contact one of them to check the status of flights. Chances are you will have access to accurate information that is necessary and can suggest a few alternatives for you. If your flight is canceled, do not panic. Many flights run on the same path and will be willing to offer a place to sit. Inform your clients that will be reached an hour late because of flight delays, do not wait until the last for this. Two early calls can solve the problem.

Find a safe place to discuss your business plans: Co-workers traveling together are used to discuss their plans and strategies confidential on the flight. While it is certainly a good use of time, common sense tells us that we should keep our voices down and just looking around to see who else is on the same flight. You would not want to share your ideas on an upcoming presentation only to realize your competitor was sitting just one row behind you and overheard the whole conversation, or you have been quoted as saying something really important in the newspaper the next day. This is a simple suggestion but it can certainly help you to avoid your business trip becomes a nightmare.

These may seem too simple, but you would be surprised to see how many business travelers overlook these small details. It happens to even the best travelers - so why take chances.

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