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“Why have they split up my family on the plane?!”

  • 04 Sep, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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why are airlines splitting up families on their planes?

If you’ve travelled recently, there’s a high chance you may have heard unhappy groups asking this very question in your airport or on your flight.

Reports of airlines such as Ryanair, United Airlines, Jetstar and Delta all being accused of splitting up young families on a flight are apparent from a quick Google search. Read More


Travelling with a child with a different surname

  • 28 Jul, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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The summer holiday is one of the most anticipated breaks of the year, but did you know you could end up in hot water when travelling with a child with a different surname to you?

It’s not uncommon in 2017 for parents to not be married or in fact be raising their child independently, but this will usually mean that the child will share a surname with one parent and not the other. The same goes for grandparents, too. Read More


Should I take my suitcase or backpack? How to pick the best luggage

  • 19 Jul, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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We’ve all been there; heading off on a trip, planning our packing but unsure on whether or not our favourite old  suitcase is the best luggage option to take.

With a myriad of options available to us nowadays when it comes to travel bags, it’s no wonder we can get a little confused over the most efficient ways to pack and travel; some bags are just better suited to some trips over others. As much as we love our handy, rollable carry-on, is it the best option when we leave for Borneo? Read More


Tried and Tested: Packing Hacks Worth the Hype

  • 22 Jun, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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We’re a well travelled bunch in the APS team as you’d expect; Over the years we’ve all read the packing hacks blogs, all telling us the same hacks over and over again.

While these are great and sometimes useful, which ones are really worth trying? Our team have been busy putting some of them to the test as they pack for their own trips to bring you a list of the ones we think are worth trying and those that are maybe best left to the blogs that mean well. Read More