Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
1. Keep all travel documents in one place.
While many air carriers are going mobile with digital boarding passes and flight itineraries, it is still important to keep all further travel documents in one place. We recommend using a folder or 8X11” envelope to carry any tickets, reservation slips, maps and directions, or meeting agendas.
2. Bring an empty water bottle through security.
The TSA liquid ban bars plane passengers from carrying beverages through airport security checkpoints, and TSA agents will confiscate any bottles containing more than 3 oz. of liquid. To avoid paying inflated airport prices for a bottle of water, bring an empty canteen. It does not break any rules, and you can fill it up at any drinking fountain after going through security.
3. Pack a real book.
E-readers and laptops are popular among frequent flyers. Yet, many travelers forget that for at least 30 minutes of each flight passengers are required to power off electronic devices. Having a book to read is perfect for that down-time.
4. Use layover time wisely.
Layovers can be a nuisance but, if used efficiently, they can make a business traveler’s trip a little easier. Make sure your laptop is charged in order to get ahead on any work you could not get done mid-flight. If it is sleep you need, use the extra time to take a power nap or grab a coffee.
5. Dress for TSA
Dressing business casual can be done without much hassle when it comes to checking luggage and going through security. Men should wear collared shirts, which look sharp yet allow comfort, and loafers that are easy to slip on and off at security checkpoints. Women should consider layering and wearing boots allowing for versatility and extra room in their luggage.
Executive Travel Directors (ETD) is a Chicago-based company providing onsite logistical assistance to business meetings, incentive trips, and medical educational sessions. Since 1988, ETD has operated on respect for meeting planners and the success of their programs. ETD hosts a registry of over 2,000 travel directors and provides staff to more than 5,000 programs annually. For more information on Executive Travel Directors, please visit us at http://www.traveldirectors.com.