Can my child fly alone? Explaining Unaccompanied Minors

  • 22 Sep, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Unaccompanied Minors

There are plenty of reasons for children to need to fly alone these days, from going to visit relatives abroad without parents, to logistics surrounding school terms finishing at different times.

From this month, headteachers now have the power to set their own holiday schedules for their schools, which could result in more schools having different term dates to each other; a problem for parents with children in different establishments!

This might result in an increase of children flying alone to join their family on holiday, or going out to stay with relatives or friends.

Of course, there are many other reasons for children needing to fly alone, so we’ve compiled the information you need to know before waving goodbye at the airport! Many airlines offer these services, from British Airways, to Lufthansa, to Qantas and ANA. KLM even have a dedicated lounge at Amsterdam Airport! Read More

7 reasons you should be talking about September Sun

  • 17 Sep, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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September Sun Fly

Lounging in the sun, reading a book and taking a dip in the pool or the sea, sounds like your typical August holiday, right?

Think again!

September Sun is the new Summer Holiday! You can get great last minute deals and many locations throughout Europe still have amazing weather into September (well, when you compare it to the Great British Summer, anyway!). Flights don’t have to take forever which means you don’t have to eke out that last bit of annual leave to take a whole week off work – why not head out for a long weekend?

It may already be half way through September, but we have picked out our top locations that we reckon are good reasons for a cheeky late September getaway. You won’t regret booking those flights! Read More

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

  • 13 Aug, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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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
  • Alice Fowler
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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
  • Jurga Sefton
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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