Must-Read: How to Fly Like a Pro
Flying is not flying. Flying in a plane is an opportunity. You can use that time to pick up some attractive lady that’s in your aisle, or you can use that time to get your work done, or you can take it as an opportunity to simply rest before the big meeting. But overall, it’s an opportunity to network. Especially if you’re flying in first class. There’s a certain aura around first-class travelers that a flight is way more than a flight; it’s a way to glad-hand and make some connections in order to help build your business. The key, then, is to make sure you treat the flight as a business experience.
So today we’re heading over to Men’s Health where they have 8 rules for how to fly like a pro. Among the rules that they are delivering to us, the people who are trying to be pros, include this doozy that you need to know:
Pick a dominant color theme or stick to neutrals like gray, navy, and khaki, which can be paired any number of ways. Packing more solids than prints will also help camouflage repeated uses. Solids and neutrals don’t anchor in people’s memories like stripes or checks do.
And a bonus one for you folks:
Keep It Natural
Aircraft cabin temperatures can vary from 64° to 81°F, according to a report by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Play it safe with a base layer of cotton, says Mark Newton, a comfort specialist at Gore-Tex. “Cotton doesn’t just wick light moisture away from the skin, it also provides a relatively high level of heat transfer,” he says.
Head on over to check out the rest of the ways to be a professional traveler, and get on out there to fly the skies.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.