You likely have a business trip coming up, right? Like any savvy business traveler, you probably want to save time and money. Here's how:

1. Speed through security

Sign up for TSA Pre-Check or the Global Entry Program to cut down on security wait times. These programs are a favorite of business travelers because they enable users to bypass the bottleneck and gain quick access to the terminal. Another perk? You don't have to pull out your electronics and take off your shoes at a checkpoint.

2. Ditch checked baggage

With the onset of checked baggage fees, more business travelers look for bags that they carry on board. Bags that fit in the overhead bins, and underneath the seat in front of you, have gained in popularity. Plus, you can skip the baggage carousel when you arrive at your destination. Bag manufacturers like Samsonite and TUMI are now paying close attention to the ever-changing standards of airline baggage size and restrictions -- both domestically and internationally -- and are manufacturing more carry on bags geared for business travelers.

3. Download time-saving apps

The latest travel-friendly apps can help passengers travel with ease. Download apps from your airline to get quick updates on gate changes or delays and weather apps to keep track of any potential flight hiccups. Also, travel planning apps like Google Trips or can help you keep track of your itinerary.

Some other business favorites to consider include Hopper (for booking cheap flights), HomeAway (for vacation rentals), Expedia (for hotels) and Uber (for car service).

4. Book an early flight

Finally, smart travelers should always try to book an early flight because it's more likely it won't be delayed. Based on research, it's more likely that these flights will leave on time and enable you to arrive at your destination as scheduled.

Published on: Apr 25, 2017
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