I recently found myself on the C Concourse at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas (LAS) waiting to board a flight to Phoenix (PHX). Thousands of my fellow travelers milled about getting some lunch, playing the slots, or grabbing a magazine to read on their flight. Accompanying them was all manner of luggage – roll-aboards, shoulder bags, backpacks, purses, laptop cases, shopping bags, etc.
Because it was LAS, most of these people were tourists, but there were a fair number of business travelers, identifiable both by their behaviors and dress. Many of the business travelers sported logo-wear having just left one convention or another. Moreover, though the casual traveler now employs many of the same electronic devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones), the business traveler’s demeanor is generally more focused and intense – trying to get that last e-mail sent before the boarding call starts.