INVEST IN THE RIGHT LUGGAGE
The perfect carry-on bag should be enough to see you through most domestic business trips. Ensure that it is well designed with plenty of separate areas so you can easily access your essentials. Most importantly, be sure that it fits in the over-head compartments on the plane. Don’t be that person holding everyone up as you struggle to squeeze it in!
LEARN HOW TO PACK YOUR BAG
Whether you’re a roller or folder, effective use of your luggage space is paramount when travelling. There are some excellent online tips to help you learn how to fold your clothes to minimise creasing, so you can avoid the dreadful hotel irons.
DEVELOP A CHECKLIST
Do as Santa does. Have a checklist to reference before you walk out the door on each trip. My list of too easily forgotten items includes Panadol, chargers, toiletries, belts, cufflinks, exercise gear, Hydralyte, a book / iPad, No-Iron spray and my headphones.
LEARN TO PERFECT YOUR TIMING
Always take into account the traffic and plan, plan, plan. You’re better off being early and relaxing pre-flight than running through the airport like a deranged lunatic.
INVEST IN NOISE-CANCELLING HEADPHONES
If you’re a regular traveller, you should already understand the importance of a good pair of headphones. Regardless of which end of the plane you’re sitting, quality noise-cancelling headphones will help block out the world around you to ensure you are well rested by the time you reach your destination.