I've traveled a lot. I mean a lot. I'm talking business travel.
My biggest single year of travel included five trips to Brazil, three to China, two to Singapore, four to Taiwan, one to Europe (UK, France, Portugal), One to South Korea, and three to the US East Coast – I live in California. On top of that, I made numerous trips within the region.
Business travel wears on your body and stresses family life – long days of meetings, travel through the night, and missed school programs and special family events.
When you get into the pattern of weekly travel, you find and do anything to cut corners on time spent in travel.
Red eye flights seem perfect okay, allowing you to stay home a few more hours. And any time you can cut down in an airport�…the better. Sitting and waiting drives you crazy when you're hitting the road week after week.
I found an article in Business 2.0 that offers six tips to cut your time at the airport, tips that can save you hours. Utilizing airline clubs and skipping the lines are two I routinely used; alone they can cut hours off your travel day.
I don't travel much any more; admittedly, there are times I miss it. Then I sit down to dinner and an evening with my family and any lingering desire to go is gone.
How about you? Does your work require you to travel much? If so, what are your best time saving tips?