I came across a recent news item in the USA Today on “How To Avoid– Or Make The Most Of Travel Delays” by Gary Stroller. He shared several Tips from Jason Womack.
Womack, who flew on 140 flights last year
Travel Delays can be frustrating and challenging. Recently on a trip to Jamaica a member of our group arrived to baggage claim and her luggage was nowhere to be found. Upon arrival to our destination, She had to attend meetings and perform resort inspections without having to freshen up and change clothes.
Imagine her discomfort? Her experience and this article was a fresh reminder of the importance of planning ahead.
Here are some of Womack’s tips.
Become a packing minimalist. Leave at home unnecessary items and clothes you never wear while traveling.
Charge it. Create a list of equipment you travel with, and charge all of it the night before you leave home. Do the same thing in your hotel room the night before traveling home. Bring charging cords in carry-on.
Anticipate problems. The key to a successful trip isn’t only being as productive as possible, but staying healthy mentally. Reduce anxiety by leaving earlier than necessary for flights and meetings. If you show up early, use the “bonus time” to work.
Finding a pharmacy can be time-consuming, so always travel with pain relievers, adhesive bandages and cold medicine.
Here are “Travel With Eva’s” Tip’s
Bring a carry on and include personal items, medications and a change of clothes.
In the event your luggage is delayed you are prepared.
Make copies of the contents of your wallet, drivers license, credit card , passport etc
and leave one copy at home or with a family member if you live alone.
Also have a copy of your itinerary with you and leave one at home for family or friends so you can be contacted in case of emergency.
Bring along magazines, un-read documents and mail that you have not had the time to review, to help pass the time away.