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If you are a frequent business traveler, you know that even the shortest flight can take much longer than you may first suspect, between delays and intermediate transportation.

Since these trips are for your company’s advancement, it’s important that you focus on getting things done while you’re in the air. So here are a few tips to help you efficiently get through your time in the air.


Bring Food and Water

Having enough water will help keep you feeling fresh and will allow you to avoid getting sick. Also, if you’re planning on getting a big project done, pack a meal and some snacks to keep you going.


Don’t Rely on the Internet

Wi-Fi in airplanes is notoriously slow, so don’t be surprised if you experience issues mid-flight. Before you leave for your trip, make sure that you download all of the documents you need to complete your tasks and set aside time to work on other things once you get to the airport.


Make Sure You Charge Your Electronics

It may seem like a simple yet essential task, but in your haste to get from one place to another, it can be easy to forget that your device needs some juice to stay charged. To ensure you have enough power for all of your electronic devices, put them in airplane mode. Then, if you can find a free outlet in an airport, you may be able to help a fellow business traveler and offer it to them.


Don’t Do Busy Work

While flying, you should avoid doing minor tasks, such as filling out forms or organizing your calendar. Instead, focus on a big project or work on something new.


Define Goals

Before you leave for your trip, make sure you have a list of the tasks you want to complete before you reach the end of the flight. Doing so will allow you to focus on the most critical items when you get to the airport.


Use Time Blocking

Once you have your list of tasks in order, estimate how long it will take you to complete each task. Then, you’ll be able to create a system that works best for you by working 40 minutes and taking a break for 20 minutes.