Business Traveler Tips: Checkin, Technology, Avoiding Jet Lag

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the simple ways regular business travelers can make their lives simpler in transportation and similar areas. Those traveling often for business naturally want to limit their hassle and improve their comfort as much as possible, and there are several great ways to go about this. 

At Black Car IQ, we're happy to serve one vital role here: Luxury chauffeur and car services for executives and many others who may require them. While we went over the specific benefits of our transportation and car services in part one of our series, here are a few more related themes we often recommend to frequent business travelers as they look to make things as simple and comfortable as possible.

Checking in Ahead of Time

Something most regular business travelers are already familiar with, but still deserves mention, is checking in ahead of time. This can often be done online for both flights and hotels, and can save a lot of time and hassle at the actual location.

While it's not always possible or necessary to do this for transportation services, it's something to keep in mind when possible. When you know your exact schedule well in advance - which is often the case for business travelers - it can be helpful to make your transportation reservations as early as possible. This allows you to have one less thing to worry about as your trip approaches, and also gives you the best chance of getting the specific car or service you're looking for.

Making Use of Technology

Technology has made many aspects of travel much simpler, and this is especially true for business travelers. From online check-ins to apps that track your flights and bags, there are now more tools than ever to make business travel easier.

This also extends to transportation. At Black Car IQ, we send notifications when your driver is on the way and when he or she arrives, so you can be confident that you won't miss your ride.

Of course, this is just one example - there are many other great transportation apps out there that can make your life simpler. If you haven't already, it's definitely worth taking a look at some of them to see how they can help you.

Jet Lag Avoidance

Finally, especially for travelers who cross several time zones regularly, it's important to try and avoid jet lag as much as possible. This can be a real detriment to both your comfort and productivity on business trips, so it's worth taking some steps to minimize it.

There are a few different ways to do this, but one of the simplest is to make sure you're well-rested before your trip. This may seem obvious, but it's often easy to overlook when you're busy preparing for a trip. If possible, try to get a good night's sleep before you travel, and avoid any major physical or mental exertion in the 24 hours leading up to your flight.

On the plane, it can also be helpful to drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol, as this can help you stay hydrated and avoid further dehydration from the dry air in the cabin. Finally, once you arrive at your destination, it's important to try and adjust to the new time zone as quickly as possible. This means getting exposure to natural light during the day, and avoiding naps if possible.

For more on how to travel comfortably and efficiently if you're a regular business traveler, speak to the pros at Black Car IQ today.