Why all airports should have an Eagle 2 lifter

  • 12 Nov, 2018
  • Franki Napolitano
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Does your airport have an Eagle 2 Lifter? APS looks into which UK airports have them and why those that don't have them, should!

The thought of travelling conjures many emotions; you’d usually associate it with happiness and excitement, however, when you’re disabled or a person with reduced mobility (PRM), those feelings can quickly turn to apprehension and nerves. One of the biggest worries is how to get from your wheelchair and into your airplane seat in a dignified and comfortable way, as sometimes it doesn’t go too smoothly… Read More


Flying after a stroke – The hidden challenges

  • 26 May, 2016
  • Will Davies
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May is Stroke Awareness month and after writing articles about flying with Autism, Diabetes, Sensory Impairments and Claustrophobia, we thought it would be a great idea to shed some light on the hidden challenges that some stroke survivors encounter at airports and when flying. You’ll also hear from stroke survivors and their experiences of flying after a stroke. For the following article, we teamed up with Different Strokes, who provide active peer support for young stroke survivors and families.

Flying after a stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the UK and there are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Every year in the UK there are 152,000 new cases and at least one in four happens to somebody of working age or younger. Read More


Using Airports with Sensory Impairments

  • 24 Nov, 2015
  • Franki Napolitano
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Using airports with Sensory Impairments

Navigating your way through an airport can be intimidating at the best of times; large crowds with multiple conversations at once and rows of flickering,  fluorescent flight boards can be a bit much for some. But what about those that those that don’t, or can’t experience these things? How different is the journey through an airport for a passenger that is hard of hearing or visually impaired? And what do UK Airports do to support those with Using Airports with sensory impairments?

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The Longest Airport Names in the World (Quiz)

  • 15 Nov, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Airport Names

Airports have some pretty ridiculous names, including naming them after a city they are over an hour away from (London Southend Airport amongst many!), and some that do encourage a chuckle (Moron Airport?), but did you know about these airports with the longest names? We’ve got the top 5  longest airport names according to World Airport Codes for your enjoyment, and just to add to your excitement there’s a fun quiz to take at the end!

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How to beat Claustrophobia when flying

  • 04 Nov, 2015
  • Clare Leedale
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People walk through busy terminal Photo credit: Scott

Claustrophobia affects tens of thousands of people in the UK alone. It can cause many problems within your life, especially when it comes to flying. As part of BlogVember, we thought it would be interesting to explore this and speak to the people it affects everyday.

Claustrophobia is the fear of being enclosed or shut in a small space and not being able to get out. Sufferers are often looking for the nearest exit and will sometimes avoid busy and crowded places.This feeling can grow from a past experience and can affect people’s lives daily for many years. Sufferers can experience claustrophobia in cubicles, small rooms and crowds and often these feelings are increased when on a plane.

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