Leaving Your Car More Cheaply
Leaving one’s car at the airport before a holiday or business trip is expensive, particularly if it is not arranged in advance. Gatwick Airport parking, for instance, will cost around £9 per day, which adds significantly to the cost of a trip. But there are ways of getting cheap airport parking if the traveler is willing to do a little work and research in advance.
Ways to Economise While Waiting for a Flight
Strikes, delays, cancellations, missed flights…or simply that it is necessary to arrive at an airport for a commercial flight well in advance to check in and deal with security. Whatever the reason, holiday makers and business travellers spend long periods at the airport before flying. But there are useful things which can be done during this time, and one can save money too.
Hints and Tips on Using the Low Cost Airlines
Budget airlines offer a good way of getting leisure or business travel cheaply. But there have been complaints from some of their customers about hidden charges, and not everyone is happy with their service. Here are some tips on using them successfully.
Staying Healthy When Flying
With the ease of air travel today, it is easy to forget that flying essentially flings your body around the globe at high speed and altitude, and across time zones. Therefore it is hardly surprising that many people’s bodies exhibit minor forms of discomfort. Although these are far from life-threatening, they can upset the start or end of a holiday or business trip. Here are the most common minor medical problems associated with flying, and hints on what to do about them.
What You Wear is Important, From a Safety Point of View
Whether taking a commercial flight or flying a light aircraft or helicopter, many people do not consider what they should wear. However, it is actually quite important when it comes to considering safety.
Air Hostess helps Captain to Land Plane
A couple of years ago, the world was amazed when it was reported that American Airlines flight attendant Patti DeLuna had helped land a plane, despite not having had any flying experiences for over 20 years. When the First Officer on the Boeing 767 from San Francisco to Chicago was taken ill with stomach flu, she helped the Captain land safely. So how was this possible?
Wear Clothing With Pockets When Flying to Avoid Extra Cost
One way of not incurring extra expense when traveling with the so-called budget airlines is to travel with only hand luggage. But this can be difficult, as only a small bag is allowed by some airlines in the cabin, and not even an extra handbag is permitted. However, one way of avoiding the extra charges is to carry a large number of items on one’s person, ie in clothing.
DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis, also referred to as ‘Economy Class Syndrome’ has gained notoriety in recent times. Basically it is caused by extended periods of immobility, which can lead to the development of a blood clot. It is only likely to occur on llong haul flights of five hours or more, and the problem is not restricted to air travel, but can occur if one is immobile for a long time for any reason.
Where Should You be Sitting in the Event of an Accident
Where should travellers sit if they want the best chance of surviving a plane crash? Which are the safest seats in a plane? Until recently, most people would have replied: “Near an emergency exit”. This is still true, but a recent study shows that there is more to it than that.