Long flights and lost connections: problem solving business travel tech


It’s estimated a huge 488 million business trips are taken every year in the US alone. Whilst traveling on business allows you to experience a new place for the sake of work (something not many people get to do!), they can also be hugely stressful if you don’t plan properly or if something unexpected goes wrong.

From flights to accommodation to ensuring you arrive at your work-related destinations on time, there’s a huge array of factors those traveling on business will need to take into account. And, with over 2.3 billion people worldwide now owning a smartphone, there’s now a huge variety of apps available for pretty much everything – including solving your business trip drama!

So, if you’ve got a business trip coming up and you’re determined to stay as organized as possible through the long flights and connections, here are some of today’s best problem-solving apps certain to help.

Hopper

Sometimes, companies will both arrange and pay for their employee’s flights when planning business trips. But, if it’s up to you to do this yourself, finding the best possible price is something almost everyone is after.

Sure, you can spend hours scouring flight sites to compare prices, but Hopper is a free app available on both iOS and Android that does all the hard work for you. Simply insert your route and Hopper will automatically notify you when the best price comes available.

Generally, flights on weekdays at off-peak times are cheapest but, with Hopper by your side, you’ll always be in-the-know if a popular flight suddenly decreases in price ready for you to grab.

Weather Live Free 

Knowing what to pack for business trips can be difficult, especially if you’re traveling to a place with a completely different climate to your own.

You want to get the balance right between looking smart but also being weather-appropriate but, if you have no idea what the weather’s going to be like at your destination, how will you know what clothes to bring?

Weather Live Free gives up-to-date forecasts for anywhere in the world, not just your local area, and even gives detailed information regarding wind speeds and precipitation levels. This weather app offers much more than a standard run-of-the-mill weather site and will be essential to ensure you’re always prepared for whatever weather comes your way when on-the-go.

Uber

Ideal if you’re running late and want to avoid the super long taxi queue, Uber will allow you to catch a ride no matter where you are. Simply download the app, check Uber is available in your location and, if so, simply input where you want to go and request a car – it’s that simple!

Better still, Uber charges straight to your card so you’ll never have to worry if you’re struggling to find the nearest ATM.

When traveling on business, you’ll want everything to go smoothly. So, with the above apps by your side, you’ll have plenty of help when it comes to preparation and staying organized both before and during your trip!