My training schedule has been crazy lately and a few out-of-town trips have sparked a review of what should go into travel planning. The standard tips can be found in many places, but minor, unconventional, practices that have paid off can be just as important in the short-term.
For example, I've found that taking my own pillow has saved me from many a restless night wrestling with some foam monstrosity provided by the hotel.
And those little packets of crackers with cheese or peanut butter that have enough preservatives to survive a nuclear war? They can be easily slipped into a travel bag or briefcase. When the schedule gets tight, they can turn into breakfast.
Use your flight time to sort out business reading. Take along several business magazines and then rip out the articles you want to read. Toss the rest of the magazines as you get off the plane. You've lightened your load and focused your reading.