When you're a resident airport dweller who happens to be the founder of one of the chicest luggage lines on the market, it's no secret that a lot of your work is... up in the air. Away founder Jen Rubio has mastered the art of the airport hustle, running her business from 20,000 feet off the ground when she travels for her job. By now, masterfully packing a week's worth of work outfits into a carry-on is her religion, and lightweight tech is her bread and butter. Here, Rubio's best tips for traveling like an absolute boss. What's your favorite place to work in the airport? JR: For domestic flights, I\u2019ve mastered the art of leaving my home or office with the exact amount of time needed to breeze through TSA, quickly walk to the gate, and be one of the last ones in my seat. I\u2019m always on WiFi once I\u2019m on the plane in case I need to catch up on work. If I\u2019m traveling on long international flights, I like to arrive early and visit the lounge to have a glass of wine while I\u2019m catching up on work before boarding\u2014 I can sleep and watch movies on the plane. How do you keep your devices powered up on the go? JR: Away\u2019s carry-ons come with a built-in, but removable, battery that can charge any USB device, which is great because I never have to deal with a dead phone while I\u2019m traveling. What tech do you bring in-flight to turn the airport/plane into a portable office? JR: I rely on the Slack app on my phone so I can stay connected to my team no matter where I am in the world. I also use my laptop in flight, which is great for Netflix and especially helpful if I\u2019m reviewing a deck or new campaign concepts from our creative team and don\u2019t feel like viewing it from my phone. What are your best tips for working from the plane? JR: I travel over 200,000 miles a year, so I tend to do my best work from 20,000 feet up. Before I head to the airport, I make a list of the most essential tasks I need to accomplish while I\u2019m traveling, that way I can focus on prioritizing only those things. If I know that the WiFi is going to be spotty, I\u2019ll send my team a quick heads up on Slack so they know I might be out of pocket for a few hours. I\u2019ll also bring a notebook and pen in case I want to jot down any ideas I have once the internet cuts out as we\u2019re preparing to land. What's your favorite suitcase to use on a long trip when you're checking a bag? JR: You\u2019ll rarely catch me checking a bag unless I\u2019m traveling for more than three or four weeks at a time. I can usually pack everything in just a carry-on. In the event I do need to check a bag, it\u2019s usually The Medium from Away in White \u2014it stands out on the carousel. What's your favorite suitcase to use on a shorter trip where you're squeezing everything into a carry-on? JR: I\u2019m taking Away\u2019s Bigger Carry-On in Aluminum and The Everywhere Bag in Tokyo Leather . I\u2019m a notorious over-packer, but I use packing cubes so that I can organize everything I need in just a carry-on and avoid checking a bag. I swear by them so much that we launched our own line at Away. I use The Everywhere Bag as my personal item to pack my laptop and any other inflight essentials. What are your tips for mastering comfy-chic style at the airport? JR: Since I\u2019m often traveling from the office to the airport and then straight to a business meeting or dinner with friends, I\u2019ll wear simple, yet stylish silhouettes and versatile pieces that easily transition from day to night. For me, that usually means a black slip dress, a sweater, and a comfortable pair of sneakers. I usually pack a vintage leather jacket and my Balenciaga booties so I can quickly change at the airport.