Business Travellers: Prepare Yourself and Know your Rights
Although you’re still at work when you travel for business, this doesn’t mean that you can’t travel comfortably. With flight delays and cancellations being a common nuisance in business travel, for peace of mind, you should always know what you are entitled to. Compensation for downgrades Business travellers often travel in premium cabin classes such as business class or first class. On very rare occasions, it is known for airlines to downgrade passengers in order to fit all of them on an overbooked flight. If you have been downgraded, you are eligible for up to 75% compensation of your ticket price based on the distance you travel. All carriers in the European Union are obligated to inform you of your rights as a passenger regardless of how your ticket was purchased. You will be given written notice of the particular airline’s compensation procedures when you purchase your air ticket. Tips and tricks for airport comfort Here are a few hot tips on how to breeze through security and have a pleasant time at the airport:
- Pack light and only use carry-on bags if possible, this reduces the risk of delay due to lost luggage or waiting at baggage claim,
- Check if you are eligible for express security checks based on your cabin class or airline loyalty status,
- If you have access to a lounge, use it to freshen up before and after your flight,
- Keep all metallic items in one bag and avoid the use of a belt with a metallic buckle to speed through security.
- Corporate travel insurance,
- Foreign medical assistance,
- Cover visa fees and application procedures as part of their work expenses and work hours.
- Meals and refreshments,
- Calls, emails, or fax messages,
- Transportation between the airport and the accommodation.
- Pack light and bring as few items as necessary to avoid extra baggage.
- Avoid wearing metallic objects that may set a metal detector off and keep all your electronics in the same bag for ease of access and inspection by security officers.
- Dress comfortably for longer flights, but bring a change of clothes for work once you land.