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Boosting productivity for business travel
Ross Jennings |
Business trips can be challenging, especially when they involve changing hotels regularly and seemingly endless flights. They’re time consuming, costly, and quite frankly exhausting, but at times they are unavoidable and require you to be on top form. Here are five top tips to boost productivity whilst on the road.
8 Tips for Business Travel in China
Ross Jennings |
China is a country that has cannonballed to modernity, and with it has come changes. With improved infrastructure making the whole country increasingly accessible, business travel is easier and even more tempting to the modern Business-person.
Wizz Air
Matt, Bag Wingman |
Low-cost Hungarian carrier Wizz Air has this week announced that it will allow larger carry-on luggage inside the cabins of its aircraft.
easyJet Travel Hacks
Matt, Bag Wingman |
EasyJet is incredibly popular when it comes to flights - and for good reason. Their no-frills flights mean it can be really cheap to fly to wherever you need to go. The problem with “no frills” though is that you can come up against unexpected charges for things that might have been covered by your ticket price with other airlines. Here are our top hacks for getting the most of your EasyJet flight…
Are you ready for the Hands-Free boarding experience? easyJet hands-free explained
Alistair (Chief Bag Carrier) |
easyJet has recently rolled out its Hands-Free service that is designed to help you board faster, reduce your travel stress and arrive on time. Learn more about how the service could help or affect the way you travel.
Matt, Bag Wingman |
Comedy Central duo Key & Peele give You may think that some flight attendants take their job too seriously when they tell you to sit down and fasten your seatbelt. But this sketch from Comedy Central duo, Key & Peele, demonstrates why you should always listen to the flight attendant (chuckle).  
8 Business Travel Tips for the GATE8 Warrior
Ross Jennings, The First Piper |
Here are some truly excellent business travel tips from our ambassador, Ross Jennings (A.K.A The First Piper). Ross is on a quest to play the bagpipes in every country around the world. He travels on business (and leisure / record-breaking) on a regular basis and he's a packing, travel hacks black belt. Ross shares some key knowledge and experience from his travels.
This how we do it... (with Titan Airways)
Matt (Bag Wingman) |
We recently began a partnership to supply crew bags to our good friends at Titan Airways. We sat down with them over a lovely cup of tea, listened to their requirements and then built a range of luggage to suit the needs of their pilots and cabin crew.  The best part was the day we delivered them! Here's the story. 
69 Travel Hacks for EVERY Business Traveller (Last Updated July 22, 2017)
Matt (Bag Wingman) |
We’ve researched and investigated ways to make life on the road easier on the business traveler. We’ve broken down a business trip into 8 areas, and assigned five hacks to each. Use any, all, or any combination of them to make your next business trip you’re best.
A Celtic Musical Adventure
Ross Jennings, GATE8 Ambassador |
This week we follow the exploits of GATE8 Ambassador, Ross Jennings, A.K.A The First Piper as he arrives in Oman to play his bagpipes across the wonderful Omani Grand Canyon. Ross shares his story and experiences as he tours the Middle East.
How to get all the toiletries you need into your hand luggage
GUEST POST: Hayley, Travel Toiletries 2 Go |
As part of our quest for Business Travel Hacks, Hayley from our friends at Travel Toiletries 2 Go gives us her tips on how to breeze through airport security with all your toiletries securely packed and not a care in the world.
GATE8 Lands Titan Airways Partnership
Matt, Bag Wingman |
We are very excited to announce a new partnership with the UK’s most prestigious charter specialist, Titan Airways. The agreement is to supply GATE8 cabin luggage to the entire Titan Airways crew and pilots.
Life on the Road with Joel Lewis: Advice for fellow Business Travellers
Joel Lewis, Road Warrior |
Joel Lewis gives us the lowdown on how he maintains a cool head when travelling around the far reaches of Europe.
Which? report uncovers air traveller's worst nightmare
Matt, Digital Wingman |
The BBC has reported that a survey by Which? of 7,000 travellers found that 1 in 10 travellers was asked to put their cabin luggage in the hold before boarding their flight on Easyjet or Ryanair.

What they found next was far worse...
Sleep Doctor's tips to falling asleep on a plane
Matt, Digital Wingman |
Watch Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, who gives us the low-down on how to stand the best chance of securing some rest to wake up 'as fresh as a daisy' when you land.

Matt, Digital Wingman | News
We are proud to announce that a new ‘road warrior’ has joined the GATE8 Ambassador crew. Ross Jennings A.K.A The First Piper is a Guinness World Record holder, Educational Speaker and World Traveller. He is on a quest to be the first person to play bagpipes in every country. Thus far, Ross has managed to play his pipes in over 50 countries.
5 Travel Accessories You Will Never Need
Matt, Bag Wingman |
Travel accessories can vary hugely in innovativeness, practicality, usability, price and… well… weirdness. We’re all up for trying new things and making investments if it means taking some of the pressure off what can sometimes be the wary and strenuous life of a traveller. However, amongst the pure genius gems are also some stranger wonders to behold.
Airport Security - 10 Tips to breeze through like a boss!
Matt, Bag Wingman |
Airport security is a real pain in the proverbial. You wouldn't mind if the same rules applied every time but it's almost like they want to change the rules or add a couple of curve balls in just to slow us down. And we're not fans to being slowed down here at GATE8.

So, we have compiled out top 10 Tips to help you 'breeze' through airport security. This guide covers the majority of bases to help you get through security in the quickest time possible so you can sit back, relax, sip a Chai Latte and wait for your flight.
Cheap Flights for 50p?
Bag Wingman Matt |
Here's a little song about those low-cost carrier deals that are often too good to be true. :-)
The Game-Changer has arrived!
Matt, Bag Wingman |
If you’ve ever struggled through the airport or train station trying to corral your suitcase and not drop your laptop bag, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief to see our brand new Spin MATE. The Spin MATE is the world’s first hybrid wheeled carry-on bag that combines a hardshell and fully-detachable, ballistic nylon laptop bag.
 Real world test of Business Mate and Zip-off Laptop bag by Gate8 luggage
Pat Danis (Professional Pilot) |
Here at GATE8 Luggage we regularly send our products out to professional pilot, cabin crew and business professional so they can test their bag's resilience, functionality and overall quality. Here is a review of the GATE8 Business MATE by Pat Danis who is a professional airline pilot from over the pond. This review is very detailed and all his words. Enjoy.
Business Travel in the 1980s vs 2016
Matt (Bag Wingman) | News
Business travel as a concept was born in the 1980's but it's been improving steadily as the decades tick by. Things have come a long way since the glory days of E.T and Alf. We compare what business travel is like now compared to the real days of 'cattle class'.
8 Money Saving Hacks for your next Business trip
Matt (Bag Wingman) | News
Travelling for business can be an, business! From flights to hotels to car hire and everything in between, the costs can soon stack up. If you're a regular business traveller, you might think you already do everything possible to save money. Here are eight hacks that you might not have thought of yet.
Banned on board: 10 surprising items not allowed in your hand luggage
Matt (Bag Wingman) | News
We all know the benefits of flying with hand luggage only. Checking in takes half the time, security is a breeze and the peace of mind of having everything you might need with you is priceless. But what exactly can, and more importantly can you not bring with you in your hand luggage? We've taken a closer look at the rules in place and have made some interesting and quite frankly bizarre discoveries.
A Business Traveller's Guide to Bag Security
Matt (Bag Wingman) | News
How safe is your bag when you fly? When you regularly travel abroad for work, a trip to the airport becomes just another flight, a way to get to your destination. It's easy to become blasé about bag security when we fly regularly, but this is when opportunistic thieves can swoop in and turn a mundane commute into a nightmare.