As business travel picks up, try incorporating this savvy tip to make trips hassle-free: Ship your luggage via FedEx ahead of time, using three-day service or ground.
CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg told O, The Oprah Magazine, that he hasn’t checked luggage on domestic flights in nearly nine years—even before airlines began charging to check bags.
“It’s not about how much the shipping costs, it’s how much your time is worth!” he says. “I save 2½ hours every time I fly because I don’t have to wait in line to check my luggage, don’t have to stand around the baggage carousel and don’t have to schlep my bags to and from the airport.”
Another tip: If you need help packing all your belongings into one small carry-on, check out the web site OneBag.com.