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Business travel: Your guide to the winter months

12/4/2014 1:58:57 PM

It seems as though every holiday season, there's news coverage of stranded passengers at the airport. The culprit is always the same: A snow storm. However, if you're traveling for business, this can be detrimental. In addition to getting to your destination on time, it's vital that there's an airport car rental ready and waiting for your arrival. So, what can you do to ensure your business travel plans stay on track this winter?

Depending on the size of your business, you may find private jet flights to be an option when booking your trip. These companies are often able to take off, even when most airlines have grounded their flights. Of course, if the weather proves too dangerous, it's best not to take any risks.

If you have a small business you're trying to expand, it's unlikely the private plane route is an option. Instead, you may want to consider scheduling your flights in and out of smaller airports. These locations generally take less time to de-ice planes and clear snow from the runways. As a result, even if you are delayed, you have a better chance of taking off than you do at a main city hub.

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