Flying with Diabetes

  • 08 Mar, 2016
  • Franki Napolitano
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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


How to keep the children entertained on long journeys!

  • 12 Jan, 2016
  • Luc Horncastle
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Keeping children entertained

From the screaming baby in the row behind you on the plane, to the jaded cries of “are we there yet?” from the children in the back seat of your car, we all have, or been in contact with, bored children on a long distance journey and wondered what could be done to ease their boredom. This article will suggest some great ideas for entertaining children on journeys. Read More


Frequent traveller to the US? It just got easier with Global Entry!

  • 03 Dec, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Global Entry

If you travel to America often enough you will be very much used to the long queues that can happen at immigration, especially if several international flights have all arrived at the same time! The United States have now expanded their Global Entry system to UK citizens, which is good news if the above is a common problem for you, as waiting times can be reduced by as much as 70%!

UK Citizens can start applying from the 3rd December 2015.  Read More


Using Airports with Sensory Impairments

  • 24 Nov, 2015
  • Franki Napolitano
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sensory impairments

Navigating your way through an airport can be intimidating at the best of times; large crowds with multiple conversations at once and rows of flickering,  fluorescent flight boards can be a bit much for some. But what about those that those that don’t, or can’t experience these things? How different is the journey through an airport for a passenger that is hard of hearing or visually impaired? And what do UK Airports do to support those with Using Airports with sensory impairments?

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How to survive those dreaded long haul flights

  • 12 Nov, 2015
  • Will Davies
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How to survive long haul flights

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, long haul flights are … well, not much fun, especially if they are frequent in your schedule. After all, spending any more than 6 hours in a (usually) cramped seat, surrounded by people you don’t know can feel like an extremely long time, but spare a thought for those who fly routes such as Dallas to Sydney, that’s almost a 17 hour flight NON STOP. If you’re planning on boarding a long haul flight anytime soon, then you’re going to need to know how to survive. We’ve put together some our best tips for you – Bon Voyage!

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