BostonCoach Friday Finds for 3/22/13: The BEST Business Travel News of the Week
Every Friday the BostonCoach blog scours the World Wide Web for the BEST business travel tips and news of the week. In this edition: Who drops the ball on baggage, tidbits about turbulence, BYOD for travelers, foreigners avoiding America, top airport lounges, and a cure for jet lag?
Best and Worst Airlines for Lost Luggage – Travel & Leisure
Nearly 1.8 million pieces of luggage were lost, stolen, or damaged by major U.S. airlines in 2012 — and that’s just on domestic flights. While it sounds staggering, mishandling 3.09 bags per 1,000 passengers actually represents an 8 percent decline since 2011.
10 Surprising Facts about Turbulence – Executive Travel Magazine
Knowing what pilots know about turbulence can soothe nerves when flights hit bumpy air. There’s a certain mystique about the piloting profession, and people have a lot of questions when they get the opportunity to talk to a pilot.
Connectivity is as much a part of the business travel process as flight and accommodation. A new concept sweeping the industry is “BYOD” — bring your own device. Contrary to the established methods of corporate control, this approach enables employees to use the handheld device (smartphone or tablet) of their choice to access the corporate network.
Last month at TED conference, a “Photon Shower” chamber meant to cure jetlag made a lot of waves. The chamber, still in concept demo, is the result of neuroscience and sleep research by Professor Russell Foster of Oxford, and is underwritten by Delta as part of the airline’s attempts to improve the sleep experiences of its passengers.
Overseas travelers say they’ll avoid the United States because of long wait times and inefficient entry procedures at gateway airports — and recommend to others that they too stay away, a new survey of foreign visitors out Tuesday indicates.
Top Airport Lounges for Business Travelers – Executive Travel Magazine
While most airport terminals have a few desks, an electrical outlet or two and wireless access that you may or may not have to pay for, getting work done is rarely possible amid the roar of screaming children, the fear that your bag may be stolen at any moment and the constant drone of the PA system begging Mr. Smith to please pick up the white courtesy phone