Expectation: Exciting travel to glamorous places.
Expectation: Breezing through airport security because you've carefully perfected your routine.
Reality: Sike, you're stuck behind someone who hasn't been on a plane for 15 years.
Expectation: Getting lots of work done from the comfort of business class.
Reality: Getting your knees crushed for a six-hour flight.
Expectation: Arriving to your destination looking fly in your perfectly pressed suit.
Reality: Wrinkled suit and a coffee stain on your shirt.
Expectation: A rental car that would make James Bond jealous.
Expectation: Fancy dinners at fine establishments.
Reality: Gross fast food for every meal.
Expectation: Weeklong stay in a five-star hotel.
Reality: 24 hours in a questionable motel.
Expectation: You won't be affected by jet lag.
Reality: There is a reason they're called red eyes.
Expectation: Relaxing in your hotel bath.
Reality: Quick, cold showers in between meetings.
Expectation: Having the most productive meeting ever.
Expectation: Nothing will go wrong as long as you perfectly plan out your trip.
Reality: All of your flights are inexplicably delayed and there's nothing you can do about it.
Expectation: You'll have so many airline miles, you can go anywhere.
Reality: The last thing you want to do in your free time is get on another plane.
Expectation: Free Wi-Fi in your hotel room.
Reality: Haha, yeah right.