James Kite recently joined Tesla Motors as the Beijing-based real-estate manager for Asia-Pacific.

The French-American, who last year for his previous company opened 107 offices in 76 countries in six months, talks about fasting before flying, finding friends on the road and which tools can help get you through security faster.

How often do you travel?

Probably 60% of the time or more.

Where do you go most?

China, mostly, but also to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Favorite airline? Why?

It depends on the region. In Asia, Singapore Airlines or Cathay …