How to survive those dreaded long haul flights

  • 12 Nov, 2015
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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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Lost and Found – unusual items lost at airports!

  • 03 Nov, 2015
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Lost Items Airports

We’ve all had that sinking feeling when you step on the plane, or in the taxi departing the airport where you realise there’s something missing. There’s nothing worse than knowing there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it for the time being!

Whether it’s a suitcase, an iPhone, your favourite book, your wallet or your sunglasses, it’s all extremely frustrating. Most airports have a lost and found system in place, and Heathrow Airport use missingx.com, where you can log in and register something as lost, or see if it has been found at the airport.

We had a skim through the items there and found some pretty great things that people have left behind at Heathrow Airport! Read More

UK airports need to step up their assistance for those with autism

  • 13 Aug, 2015
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ASD & airports study

Over 80% of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder responded that the airport experience is a particularly daunting one in a recent survey conducted by Airport Parking Shop. Children with autism are likely to find airports very problematic, which is unsurprising given that it is a scenario far removed from everyday life. Queuing, security, announcements, crowds and more can all combine to make it a pretty overwhelming experience for anyone with ASD, but in particular children.

We asked parents of children with ASD to give us some insights into the particular issues that they face when taking a child through the airport, some of their tips to get through it, and what they think airports should be doing to help make this journey easier for them. Read More

Travel Industry VIP Day at Henley Regatta with APH

  • 07 Jul, 2015
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Rowing

It was the hottest day of the year so far, and tarmac melted, solar panels allegedly blew up,  and Britain sweated and panted its way through the day. We were no different, however our location was a pretty great one as thanks to APH, we were at Henley Regatta for the day.

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Changing Places Facilities at UK Airports

  • 17 Jun, 2015
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As part of recent upgrades quite a few UK airports have addressed the increasing need to offer a changing area for disabled passengers and their carers to use. We’ve compiled a list of the Changing Places facilities that are already installed at airports and available for access.

What is a Changing Place?

Changing Places is a campaign on behalf of people who are unable to use standard accessible toilets. Changing Places are usually more spacious and fitted with advanced equipment, such as a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist; they provide disabled users, family members and carers a private, comfortable and hygienic space. Read More