Business trips are an important way to make new connections and maintain your relationships with existing ones. If you work across multiple locations, everyone on your team must get to see your face from time to time so that they know you can be relied upon.
As important as business trips are, they can sometimes feel like yet another thing that is dragging you away from that important piece of work you need to finish. However, if you plan your trip carefully, your time on the plane can be really valuable to you.
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is a great airport in terms of amenities, so by flying from there, you are already off to a great start!
You already have to spend time on the plane and in the airport waiting to fly, you do not want to spend any more time traveling because you have had to park a long way from the airport!
As soon as your flights are booked, it is a good idea to book your DTW airport parking too. By booking in advance, you will have your choice of spaces so that you can be close to your terminal, and you will usually save some money, too.
Prepare work for the plane
DTW does have WiFi throughout, which is great news if you want to get online while you are waiting for your flight. All that you have to do is set your SSID to “Detroit Airport WiFi” and open up a browser.
Depending on the number of people are trying to use it at once, airport WiFi can sometimes be a little temperamental, and it is even more difficult on the plane itself. If you have work that you want to get done at the airport and on the plane, it is a good idea to download all of the documents and notes that you need in advance. That way, you will know that you have them.
Download terminal maps
Download the DTW terminal maps ahead of time so that you know which shops and restaurants will be available to you. This will help you to know what you need to bring with you, and what you can buy at the airport.
One of the most vital things to bear in mind if you want to be productive on your flight is that you stay hydrated. Ensuring that you are hydrated will help you feel more alert and prevent you from getting sick.
It is a great idea to bring some healthy snacks with you too, as these are likely to help your productivity more than the convenient snacks offered in the airport.
We know that exercise is great for productivity and for our overall well-being. So rather than sitting down to wait for your flight, try going on a brisk walk or even a jog to get your blood pumping ahead of your flight when you will be sedentary for a long period.