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“Why have they split up my family on the plane?!”

  • 04 Sep, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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why are airlines splitting up families on their planes?

If you’ve travelled recently, there’s a high chance you may have heard unhappy groups asking this very question in your airport or on your flight.

Reports of airlines such as Ryanair, United Airlines, Jetstar and Delta all being accused of splitting up young families on a flight are apparent from a quick Google search. Read More


Three reasons why you should stay in an airport hotel

  • 26 Aug, 2016
  • Clare Leedale
  • 1 Comment

A busy airport

Here at Airport Parking Shop, we are always trying to supply you with ways to make your journey as easy, stress-free and cheap as possible! As keen travellers ourselves, we do understand that jet-setting can actually be a hugely anxious experience – from getting to the airport safely and on-time, right through to boarding the correct flight before the gate closes.

How can we make this experience more enjoyable and less stressful, I hear you ask? Okay, so we’re not admitting we can completely take out the worry and distress of travelling (after all, we’re not miracle workers) but we do have a really simple idea which we definitely think you should consider.

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Why you should leave your baggage behind

  • 22 Jun, 2016
  • Franki Napolitano
  • 15 Comments

Travelling with just your hand luggage

If you’ve booked flights in the last, well, few years, you’ll know that on top of the cost of your flight, many airlines now charge you to check a bag into the hold – my recent experience with a budget airline saw the cost of a 20kg bag cost £50 EACH WAY!!

Yes I know, the fares are cheap on budget flights for a reason (Oh my, do I know!) but whacking on an extra £100 surely negates the whole “budget” thing, doesn’t it?! Read More


Flying after a stroke – The hidden challenges

  • 26 May, 2016
  • Will Davies
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May is Stroke Awareness month and after writing articles about flying with Autism, Diabetes, Sensory Impairments and Claustrophobia, we thought it would be a great idea to shed some light on the hidden challenges that some stroke survivors encounter at airports and when flying. You’ll also hear from stroke survivors and their experiences of flying after a stroke. For the following article, we teamed up with Different Strokes, who provide active peer support for young stroke survivors and families.

Flying after a stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the UK and there are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Every year in the UK there are 152,000 new cases and at least one in four happens to somebody of working age or younger. Read More


Flying with Diabetes

  • 08 Mar, 2016
  • Franki Napolitano
  • 27 Comments

flying with diabetes

It is estimated that 3.5 million people in Britain have been diagnosed with Diabetes, with 10% of adults being Type 1. Of the 31,500 children that have been diagnosed, 95.1% of them are also Type 1.

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

When the body is no longer able to produce insulin because the insulin producing cells in the body have been destroyed.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

This occurs when the insulin that’s produced in the body doesn’t work correctly, or when insulin producing cells are unable to create enough insulin.

Flying with Diabetes

As we know, when it comes to hand luggage, security in UK Airports is pretty strict; no liquids over 100ml, restrictions on the size of your bag and of course, no sharp objects!

So what happens when you come to fly but happen to have Diabetes for which you may need a high glucose drink or an injection of insulin? Are airports willing to let you take your 150ml can of Coke and your glucose monitor through security without question? Read More