If you have ever flown business class on a corporate trip, you should be able to attest to the fact that there is no better way to remain optimally productive in transit, and upon arrival. At TravelManor, we always encourage the companies we work for to make this a priority for their employees for a few very important reasons.
Getting work done on the plane is one of the most effective ways to use your time efficiently as you travel for work. However, this can be tricky to do if you are confined to a very small space and don't have the option of bringing a carry-on to stow all your work devices, files, etc. Business class cabins provide more space for corporate travellers to set up a convenient workstation.
Typically, business class seats feature power outlets so you can charge your laptop or phone. Airlines also make a point of providing travellers in these zones with strong WiFi and internet connectivity, so they can stay connected as they make their way to business engagements.
Economy seats are quite often booked by younger travellers and families who are en route to visit or travel abroad. These folks have a rather different in-flight mindset and energy than travelling employees, who are mostly trying to get work done as they journey. As such, business class is a better option for those who want to remain focused throughout their flight.
Due to the fact that business class seats are larger, with more legroom, and in a quieter environment, travelling employees are often able to sleep on the plane and arrive at their destination more rested. Additionally, members of airline loyalty programmes typically get access to airport lounges where they can rest, shower and refresh pre- and post-flight.
Most airlines will position their business class seats towards the front end of the aeroplane so travellers who opt for these spaces can disembark first, in case they need to get to a meeting or work engagement soon after landing. Additionally, business class travellers typically enjoy the benefits of priority boarding and baggage handling as well.
If you would like to find out more about your corporate travelling options, and how expenses can be streamlined in order to tailor optimally productive business journeys for your valued employees, it’s time to get in touch with the TravelManor team. We are here to ensure that your employees travel safely, happily and efficiently, and that your company enjoys an optimal return on investment at the same time.