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

How being lazy can save you time and money

  • 28 Apr, 2015
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Save time and money

We know that when it comes to parking at the airport, most people pre-book their parking, want it to be cost-effective, are concerned about the location of the car park, and that most people pick Long Stay parking as their parking option of choice.

Long stay parking may seem the savvy choice – you’re going away for more than a few days and you’re willing to put up with a transfer to the airport. In most cases, the Official Long Stay car park may be more reasonable than Short Stay parking or Meet and Greet and therefore it all makes sense… or so you think! Read More

Hacker News broke our site – how Nginx and PageSpeed fixed the problem

  • 24 Mar, 2015
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Construction cartoon

Following a surge of traffic from Hacker News which overloaded our servers, we re-built our hosting stack using the latest best practices for high performance browser networking resulting in 94/100+ scores on Google PageSpeed Insights, and A+ scores on SSL Labs. In this post we will share how we did it.

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