For many disabled people, the excitement of jetting off on holiday can be mixed with worries over adequate wheelchair access or additional assistance at the airport.
And with facilities likely to differ depending on where you travel from, it pays to find out if the airport has the amenities you require before you book.
Crucially, if you do need extra help once you reach the airpor…
By Sarah Anglim at 16 Jul 2013
Jetting off on holiday should be an enjoyable occasion, but ending up at the wrong airport car park can put the brakes on your relaxation time before it’s even started.
Take the case of Lorna and John Connor from Lanarkshire who accidentally parked in the short-s…
By Sarah Anglim at 8 Jul 2013
As a base for many of Europe’s low-cost airlines, London Stansted Airport is one of the busiest on the continent. Servicing flights to over 100 destinations (including the likes of Sharm el-Sheikh, Munich, Barcelona, Nice and Ibiza), the airport saw 17.5 million passengers pass through its doors last year.
The airport also serves as a landing point for many private trips to the country.…
By Sarah Anglim at 2 Jul 2013
Gatwick might only be the second biggest airport in London, but that means it’s also the second busiest in the whole of the UK.
In fact, it’s home to the world’s busiest single-use runway, with last year seeing up to 53 take-offs and landings per hour to and from the likes of America, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and all the major European destinations.
While that might…
By Sarah Anglim at 1 Jul 2013
A South Carolina policeman has left road users rubbing their eyes in disbelief when he takes to his local streets – in a converted aeroplane.
Jeff Bloch, 40, created his unlikely mishmash of transport, which can reach speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, by joining an abandoned Cessna aircraft with a Toyota van to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMons race in South Carolina.
By Sarah Anglim at 25 Jun 2013
With all the stresses associated with it, sometimes it’s easy to forget that going on holiday is actually meant to be a relaxing experience!
Yes, it’s your excuse to have a bit of time to yourself and recharge those batteries, before returning home to face all the usual strains.
However, there’s nothing less relaxing than having an accident on holiday. Besides the fact that spendi…
By Sarah Anglim at 17 Jun 2013