Secrets for a stress-free ski holiday

  • 16 Jan, 2015
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Skiing packing

Let’s face it, ski holidays are not known for being the most relaxing holidays. Compared with your list of essentials for a beach holiday, when you look at what you need to take with you for skiing you can see straight away that it is more complicated than a holiday lying on a beach reading a good book! The journey is generally more stressful too – long, uncomfortable transfers to get up the mountains to your ski resort, unpredictable weather conditions and endless traffic jams are what are often in store. For some expert advice we teamed up with Snowplaza who kindly put together some helpful tips to make your ski holidays as stress-free as possible.

Packing for ski holidays

Before you’ve even gone anywhere, the challenge starts with what to pack for your ski holidays. In comparison to summer holiday packing, this task can seem rather daunting – especially if you’re travelling with kids! Once you’ve laid out your 6 pairs of ski socks, 6 thermal tops, 6 roll-necks, 6 fleeces, ski goggles, ski gloves and a bobble hat for everyone, you’ll probably be wondering if hiring a van and driving might be a more sensible option!

Ski gear is, for obvious reasons, bulky. However, there are certain items that you can cut down on. For example, you really don’t need 6 bulky fleeces – as they are not in contact with your skin, you can live without a clean one each day! However, NEVER go skiing with any less than a fresh pair of ski socks per day – anyone who skis will know why! Read More

Top 10 Christmas stunts pulled by airports

  • 22 Dec, 2014
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Top 10 Banner

Everyone’s getting into the festive spirit this year, and airports and airlines around the world do not want to be left out. Snuggle up in your favourite Christmas jumper, grab a mince pie and settle in to experience some of the best Christmas themed events at airports! You might want to grab a box of tissues too, if you happen to be prone to the waterworks!

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First up, we couldn’t launch into this list any other way than mentioning the video that, in my opinion, started it all: Canadian airline WestJet’s Christmas Miracle.

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Not to be outdone, Copenhagen Airport stepped in with their own Christmas surprise, sending presents cascading down the Baggage Carousel…

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Delayed and cancelled flights

  • 19 Dec, 2014
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Last week a computer glitch at the air traffic control centre in Swanwick, Hampshire, caused a partial closure of UK airspace.

Flights were grounded across the country, and the knock-on effect left thousands of passengers awaiting their flights with no idea about when they might be able to leave.

Even after the problem was rectified, delays extended throughout the evening and into Saturday morning, where there were nearly 40 cancelled flights and there was a backlog of flights to clear.

For many passengers this may have been the first time they have been affected by something like this, but we all know that it doesn’t take much to disrupt the flow of traffic through the UK airports, especially the major ones such as London Heathrow and Gatwick. When situations like these do occur it is important to know where you stand when your flight is delayed or cancelled; whether it be due to weather, technical difficulties, or problems on a more severe scale.

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Fly with EasyJet on exciting new Summer 2015 routes

  • 16 Dec, 2014
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easyJet's new routes

It’s a cold and dark December, so what could be better than planning your Summer holiday? EasyJet has announced some exciting new routes for Summer 2015, including three from London Gatwick airport: Figari, Stuttgart and Brindisi. We take a look at all the new options available for your next Summer getaway – from beach breaks to culture packed city trips!

Starting on the 29th March 2015, flights to the German city of Stuttgart will be operating twice a day, Mondays to Fridays, and once a day at weekends.

Stuttgart is a destination which serves both business travellers and tourists alike. Known to many as the birthplace of Mercedes Benz and Porsche, it is still an important part of the German motor industry and yet the city (sixth largest in Germany) prides itself on its green credentials. Blessed with many parks, lakes and gardens it is also home to the longest pedestrian thoroughfare in Germany, the Königsstrasse. This is where you will find great shopping opportunities and eating places.

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No more paper counterparts! UK driving licences change

  • 04 Dec, 2014
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Driving Licence

Just recently I booked in my car for its service, and was told “bring both parts of your driving licence”. It’s such a normality these days but, as of the 8th June 2015, this will no longer be necessary.

Following on from the abolishment of the paper tax disc earlier this year, the DVLA have decided to get rid of the paper driving licence – opting for an online, digitised system. You are now able to log in here with your postcode, driving licence number and National Insurance number to view your licence details.

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