- If you can avoid checking luggage, do so.
- Never check any luggage that can’t be lost.
- Rent from a rental car outfit that permits you to return the car at the airport.
- Trying to stuff a steamer trunk into an overhead compartment is rude.
- Take reading material for when you get stranded.
- Take your professional magazines with you, tear out the articles you want to read and dump the rest of the magazines in the trash at the airport.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Flights get canceled. Have a back-up plan.
- Keep your cell phone charged.
- Take along basic medicine like aspirin and Pepto Bismol tablets.
- Watch your laptop computer as if it’s your child.
- Put a Power bar in your briefcase or carry-on bag.
- Don’t gripe about security.
- Don’t discuss sensitive business information with your colleagues during the flight.
- Treat the flight attendants with extra courtesy.
- Overtip the SkyCaps.
- The most dangerous part of the trip is any shuttle or cab that you take from the airport.
- Marriott is almost always a safe choice.
- Hotels with 24 hour room service tend to be on the ball.
- Have a routine as to the number of bags that you take and what goes where.
- If possible, bring your pillow.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
What Road Warriors Know
Posted by Michael Wade at 6:17 AM