I hate the dash to the airport for a early morning flight; I leave plenty of time to get there and rush hour traffic means that I barely make the flight…or miss it entirely.

I always say I’m going to work on the plane, but it never happens. There’s a crying baby or a chatty seatmate or not enough room to open my laptop and still breathe.

Sometimes the early morning meeting means there’s no flight I can take that day, I have to go in the night before. I miss a night with my family, I have to try to sleep in a hotel, and I just plain waste time.

Ugh the anxiety from the trip home is a killer.  Will the flight be on time? Who can pick me up? Will I miss my kid’s game? Again.

The whole thing is just exhausting. I’m never at my best at meetings where airplane travel is involved.

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