In the film Up in the Air,
George Clooney's character, Ryan Bingham, is obsessed with the elite status that comes with earning
10 million frequent flyer miles. While we might not aspire
to be a Bingham,
many of us can relate to his life as an airborne business traveler.
48% of adults in the U.S.
traveled by air for business purposes. If you were among them, you know that
air travel can be challenging. As this New York Times
article details: "Flights on domestic jetliners are fuller than ever, as the industry's
fleet, shrunken from bankruptcies and other post-Sept. 11 travails, struggles
to accommodate demand that grows with the economy." With all these challenges,
it can be hard to get work done in flight. But, without much choice, we soldier
When I travel for business, I make sure to bring reading materials like business
articles for power-down times like takeoff and landing. To take full advantage
of the uninterrupted hours, I also take carry-on projects like document reviews
that require my undivided attention. It helps to have a notepad, pen,
calculator and paperclips handy. Here are some other tips
for working aloft:
comes to using laptops in-flight, things are looking up now that some 500
domestic airliners offer wireless Internet access
(usually for a fee). As a
practical matter, if I am traveling coach and need to use my laptop, I try to
get a seat in an exit row to avoid the perils of my front neighbor's reclining
seatback. If you are traveling with your MacBook (and iPad) in tow, take a look
at Guy Kawasaki's Ultimate Mac Road Warrior Setup. Additional tips can be
found in the Road Warrior Toolbox supplied by small business
marketing expert John Jantsch.
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by Candie Harris
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