Strike action and your airport parking

  • 15 Apr, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Airport Parking

The strikes proposed by French air traffic controllers scheduled for the 29th April – 2nd May could still go ahead, despite the one for this week having been cancelled. Read More

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

  • 24 Mar, 2015
  • Ray Viljoen
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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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Help us out this Easter and win a giant Easter Egg!

  • 20 Mar, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Easter Egg

Easter is coming up and like everyone we are excited for some time off, and of course plenty of chocolate!

Here at Airport Parking Shop we are combining both. We know that plenty of people will be going away this Easter, so we are asking for a tiny favour. If you could take just a few minutes to fill out a short survey about airport parking, we would be very grateful!

It will take just a couple of minutes, and your responses will only be used for our own marketing analysis.

Fill out the survey here.  Please note the competition is now closed.

As an incentive to fill this out, we are giving away a whopping 2.5kg Easter Egg to one of the lucky people to fill out our survey! This Giant Speckled Easter Egg is worth £85.00 and has been made by hand by the team at James Chocolates in Somerset. The company is loved for its award-winning chocolate creations made with a unique twist of English eccentricity. Find out more about James Chocolates here. Read More

The best literary holidays around the world

  • 02 Mar, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Literary HolidaysIt’s World Book Day on the 5th March, and thousands of children across the country are dressing up as their favourite fictional character and clutching their £1 book tokens. However, the day is not just for kids, so we’ve decided to tempt all the bookworms out there with this list of book-inspired getaways!

Stieg’s Stockholm from The Millennium Trilogy

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy took the world by storm and now you can follow in the footsteps of its protagonists Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist with a trip to Stockholm. A walking tour takes you to some of the key locations from the book and ties these in with relevant local history. Take a break after all that walking at Mellqvists Kaffebar, both Stieg and Mikael’s café of choice, featured in the books! Read More

How not to annoy your partner this Valentine’s Day

  • 10 Feb, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Couple travelling Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, there are thousands of couples heading off this week for a weekend (or longer!) away. It’s a romantic notion and there are plenty of perfect destinations to enjoy, but most importantly, don’t let your dream trip turn into a nightmare by allowing the little things to cause arguments between you and your loved one.

Travelling can be stressful, and it’s been well documented that arguments are on the rise when on holiday, so we asked our team for some tips on how they’ve kept their travels stress-free when on holiday with their other half! Read More