Business travel should be an enjoyable experience: getting away from the office environment, a change of scenery, meeting new people, all expenses paid. However, for many today, business travel is a stressful and often dreaded part of their working life, especially if it involves flying. Many business people see it as another pressure to add to their workload while others resent having to spend time away from their families. Cramped and stuffy public transport and long airport queues full of squabbling families only add to the stress of business travel during the summer period.
If you’re dreading your next business trip then here’s a few tips to make it less stressful.
Pack lightly but wisely. Choose a selection of business outfits that are lightweight, comfortable and don’t crease easily. Make sure you have formal attire if you’re attending a drinks reception or evening event. Pack a few days before the trip so you won’t be panicking at the last minute.
To avoid baggage hall delays or even losing your bags; if possible, only take hand baggage. Don’t forget the 100ml liquid rule though, and buy travel size bottles.
Checking in online saves time. You can also choose your seat and print your boarding pass before you leave.
At The Airport
Arrive at the airport in plenty of time for your flight. Even if you’ve checked in online, you’ll still need to queue up for the bag drop if you’ve got hold baggage and the security queues will be even longer during the peak summer period.
If you’re flying from Stansted Airport, pre-book FastTrack: a dedicated security lane that will get you through much quicker.
If you want to escape from the crowds then make sure you pre-book the Escape Lounge. It provides all your wifi needs in serene, relaxing and comfortable surroundings. Food and drinks are also available so you can sit back and relax before your flight.
Start off your business trip in comfort and style. Maple Executive Cars provides an executive taxi service to Stansted Airport. One of our professional and courteous drivers will conveniently collect you from your home or office and drive you directly to the airport departures in plenty of time for your flight. Our fleet of luxurious, elite cars are all equipped with climate control so you’ll arrive relaxed and refreshed.