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Good travel manners make flying easier, faster

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Good travel manners make flying easier, faster

Individuals who are traveling on business are typically in a hurry. Their minds are focused, they often have complex itineraries and their deadlines are looming. As business travel plans unfold, however, it's easy for the corporate-minded to become easily agitated by everyone else. Rather than constantly sighing in frustration, Forbes reported that there are ways frequent corporate fliers can prevent themselves from becoming another angry stereotype.

Retaining poise on business trips helps the trip go faster
For instance, the source noted that it's just as easy to assist weary individuals as it is to ignore them. For instance, helping an elderly woman reach the luggage compartment will help diminish the amount of time it takes to walk down the crowded plane aisle for everyone. This random act of kindness will also help corporate fliers avoid having to make up for lost wait time in other ways later on. 

The source also encouraged travelers who are in a hurry to remember that everyone with a boarding pass will make their way their seats on time before the plane takes off. By waiting near the gate, after all, individuals are typically causing more delays by creating blockages with their luggage. Like in the above-mentioned example, helping fellow passengers with their bags can effectively speed up the boarding time for everyone. 

The source also described a behavior that assumes the businessperson's needs are greater than his or her fellow fliers'. Although few people agree with the rules most airlines enforce regarding active electronics, Forbes pointed out that individuals who poignantly flout these guidelines are typically responsible for delays in take off. Additionally, it's difficult to hear whomever's on the receiving end of a phone call as the engine whirs to life, so business travelers would have more success waiting until they're safely inside their corporate housing or serviced apartments before continuing the conversation. 

Young businesspeople more apt to fly

According to IMTJ, more companies are sending their employees away for business than ever before, citing increased competition and the savvy of young professionals as the reasons. As organizations leverage lengthy business trips for their staff members, it's essential that the travelers themselves are doing their part to remain conscientious of individuals sharing their surroundings. 

It's increasingly important for the retention of a positive reputation that enterprises send their very best employees abroad, as a positive attitude can be the difference between the success or failure in business.