Top Five Tips for Smooth Airport Passage
Considering that you are due in the boardroom in a few hours, you can’t afford to spend time held up in an airport, which is why this week Bravofly have provided our top tips professionals can use for smooth trip through the airport so that you can get to that pivotal meeting on time!
You’ll know as well as we do that business travel is hardly as glamorous as global media makes it out to be. You’re focused on your work, you’re tired, stressed etc. and you know that you have to be at the top of your game if you ever hope to walk away a success.
That gets exponentially harder when you’re held up at the airport. You lose time, which you could be using to finalise your presentation or further your work, and it stresses you out, further driving down your productivity.
That is why you have to be prepared and ensure that you get through airport security as quickly and smoothly as possible. To help you achieve this considerable goal, Bravofly has provided these top five tips:
1) Be Prepared: A tidy mind is a successful mind and business travel works the same way. Check and double check your flight information, and remember that gates change on a regular basis, so prepare yourself.
2) Security: Airport security itself is unavoidable and you need to be ready for it. Make sure you have your passport in a place you’ll remember and make sure that any items that may need to be scanned – liquids metals, etc. are at the top of your bag, to make the process as smooth as possible and maximise your time.
3) Be Careful: People have a nasty habit of losing their carry-ons, which means you have to waste time finding it; time you could be spending preparing for your meeting. Keep your carry-on in full view at all times.
4) Be Polite: If they do ask to scan you, be polite and let them. The longer you object, the longest it’ll take and the more stressed out you’ll get. You’ll spend the entire flight fuming about the hassle you caused at airport security instead of working; a major drag on your productivity.
5) Prepare for Delays: Whether it’s check in’s, airport security or flights themselves, you might get delayed and there’s really nothing you can do about it. Yes, it’ll make you late but if you prepare work to do whilst you’re waiting, then you’ll be able to compensate for the time lost.