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February 08 2012



In the movie, "Up up," George Clooney's character Ryan Bingham was the greatest example of an efficient traveler. With waiting, baggage fees and lost luggage more and more common, so what can traveling executives study from Bingham and real-life frequent flyers? Listed below are five expert travel tips to help you fly more proficiently minimizing stress when on the road.

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Know the important points regarding your destination. Step one to increasing your flying efficiency is always to understand the details of where you're going and what you will end up doing. Is the trip for work, pleasure or both? What is going to the weather be during your stay? How many meetings and formal and informal events are you attending? Piece of content inform what you need to bring and how you pack.

Commit to carry-on only. With lost bags on the rise and airline luggage fees averaging $25 or even more, the time has come to state goodbye to checking bags and embrace the carry-on culture. Before you start panicking by what you can not bring, realize that, should you pack correctly, you will be amazed by how much it is possible to match a 22" spinner carry-on. As soon as you experience the liberating feeling that is included with avoiding the checked-bag carousel, you will discover carry-on fun and rewarding, too.


Roll, don't fold. This well-versed packing technique has been employed by flight attendants for years. Rolling - not folding - the clothes within your luggage not lets you pack more in less space, it can wonders to avoid wrinkles, too.

Know what you should expect at security. How often have you ever heard a Transportation Security Administration representative repeat this mantra when you worked your way through the security check-in line? Still, some individuals hold up the road as they fumble for their boarding pass and ID. Do not be that guy-know what you should expect as you go through security. Have your boarding pass and ID out and prepared. At the x-ray machine, remove your shoes, belt, coat, jewelry, phone, PDA and loose change and put them in a plastic bin being scanned. Laptops must be removed from their bag and also put on the conveyor belt being scanned. All liquids, gels and aerosols, with some exceptions such as medicines, baby formula and breast milk, should be in 3.4 ounce (100ml) or smaller containers and placed in single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bags. Finally, keep the boarding pass and ID handy until you're through security. Once you're in the gate, you will simply need your boarding pass to board the plane.


Be punctually, and be nice. This might seem obvious, but it is true-when you're ready to your trip and on time, your journey goes easier and be a smaller amount stressful. Use your boarding pass beforehand when possible. Some airlines for example Delta now text an electronic boarding pass to your cell phone. Be at the airport on the web to check in a minumum of one hour before your boarding time. Also, be kind to the ticketing agents, flight attendants as well as other airline personnel. It's their job to make your trip as pleasurable as possible. They're working as quickly as you possibly can, so cut them some slack if things get hectic. Remember they have to handle people and deadlines the whole day. Please and thanks goes a long way within the airport as well as on the plane.

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