Top 10 Christmas stunts pulled by airports

  • 22 Dec, 2014
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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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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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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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Great reasons to fly from Shannon and Dublin Airports

  • 14 Nov, 2014
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Irish airports Shannon and Dublin are both facing big increases in traffic next year, with Ryanair wanting to increase passengers through Shannon by 18% for next Summer as well as increasing the destinations that you can fly to. It’s also exciting news for Aer Lingus who have acquired the use of an Airbus A330-200 from May 2015, which will enable new routes as well as a greater frequency of trips for some popular routes such as Dublin to Orlando.

With such great things happening for these Irish airports, it’s about time that we welcomed Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport to the Airport Parking Shop family! These are the first Irish airports to make it onto our growing list of airports and we are really excited about it! Now it will be even easier to save money on your parking.

Now that you’ve got the parking sorted, the most important question is: where to?!

The mornings are frosty, the evenings are drawing in, shorts and t-shirts have been consigned to the wardrobe for another year… well, not quite yet! Flying from Dublin with Ryanair, in just 3 hours you can arrive in the popular Winter sun destination of Faro, Portugal, so you can really escape the plummeting temperatures.

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