Some Tips to Make Business Travel Easier

Some people love to travel, even if it’s for business. But for most of us, business travel can really be a pain. It always seems to happen when you don’t think you can fit one more thing into your schedule or when you have just gotten back from another business trip. But there are some positive things about business travel.

Let’s start with what we can do to make the airport component of the travel flow more easily. Check in can be performed online with some airlines and by kiosk at the airport at others. Most of us bring PCs with us during our business travels so checking in online and assigning our own seats is easy. Of course you’ll need to print your boarding pass so as you check into your hotel be sure to ask about use of a business center where there are printers.
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10 Tips for Better Business Travel

# Buy a light travel bag that holds a change of clothes, laptop, charger, phone, pen, paper and has a handle, shoulder and backpack straps. — Rob Bamforth, analyst, Quocirca

# Pre-book your seats, print and keep the confirmation as online booking systems can fail, leaving you in the enviable position to prove you are on the flight and in the right seat. — Phil Young, head of IT operations, Amtrak Express Parcels

# Get a big wallet that takes passport, tickets and receipts all together in one place. — David Supple, head of IT and creative services, Ecotec

# Take your own Ethernet cable with you – plenty of hotels now have ports for broadband but either run out of cables or other guests have broken them. — Tony Hallett, editor.
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Eastern Airways increases shuttle frequencies on key routes

Eastern Airways is ramping up its schedule from Monday 7 April on several key business routes.

The airline says it will increase from three to four flights a day its services from Leeds Bradford to both Aberdeen and Southampton. At the same time, its Newcastle to Cardiff service goes from two to three flights a day while its Manchester to London Stansted service oncreases from three to four filghts a day on Mondays to Thursdays.

Last month, the airline – which uses 29 and 50 seat propeller aircraft to operate its flights – increased its regular daily services on its Aberdeen-Newcastle, Southampton-Aberdeen and Newcastle-Southampton services. Continue reading “Eastern Airways increases shuttle frequencies on key routes”

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