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Why all airports should have an Eagle 2 lifter

  • 12 Nov, 2018
  • Franki Napolitano
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Does your airport have an Eagle 2 Lifter? APS looks into which UK airports have them and why those that don't have them, should!

The thought of travelling conjures many emotions; you’d usually associate it with happiness and excitement, however, when you’re disabled or a person with reduced mobility (PRM), those feelings can quickly turn to apprehension and nerves. One of the biggest worries is how to get from your wheelchair and into your airplane seat in a dignified and comfortable way, as sometimes it doesn’t go too smoothly… Read More


Travel tips for LGBTQ+ holidays, destinations and airports

  • 02 Nov, 2018
  • Lauren Perry
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Top tips for LGBTQ+ travel header, Best and Worst travel destinations for LGBTQ holidays

Holidays can be some of the best times of your life; strolling down the beach with your partner, enjoying dinner out with friends and family and creating fond memories to look back on!

Sadly for some travellers, it isn’t always as straightforward as that.

In some countries where homosexuality is still prosecuted, holding hands with your boyfriend in public can become a political statement, getting through security can be scary and having drinks with friends can be met with hostility.

We’re here to offer some advice about LGBTQ+ friendly destinations, how to get through the airport and what worldwide events are a must see. It’s all thanks to a survey we sent out in 2018 to ask our readers about their experiences and what tips they’d like to pass on. Read More


Changing Places Facilities at UK Airports

  • 21 Oct, 2018
  • Franki Napolitano
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Changing Places facilities at UK Airports

Accessibility of public places is of utmost importance, and airports are no exception! With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the Changing Places facilities at UK airports that are already installed and available for access. This is an ongoing list and is being updated when we can so if you know of one that’s missing below, please leave us a comment!

This piece was last updated in October 2018

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


Social Etiquette Abroad – Social Customs Around the World!

  • 07 Aug, 2018
  • Franki Napolitano
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Know the different social etiquette abroad

We have all heard the horror stories; women attacked for showing too much flesh or couples being arrested and imprisoned for holding hands in public.

Whilst there is a lot of media hype around these stories, it is important to know that there really are some things that can cause great offence in religious countries, and even land you in trouble. When travelling to a country outside of regions such as Europe, North America or Australia, it can be very important to be aware of varying social etiquette to keep you safe.

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Top 5 free apps you need on your holiday: the verdict

  • 25 May, 2018
  • Lauren Perry
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Top 5 Apps for your holiday: the verdict

There’s almost too many phone applications out there to choose from.

Which ones do I really need? Can I download them on the road? Will they cost me anything?

Today, we’re diving into the world of your phone to help suss out exactly what apps can help you, and which ones we recommend.

Our top nominations cover everything from apps to carry your boarding passes to language apps to help you nail the lingo. All we need next is an app to do the luggage packing for us!

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