Top Ten Airport Films

Ten airport filmsAirport movies certainly have some of the most diverse settings of any film genre. Over the decades airports, airlines and airplanes have witnessed drama, action, romance and even comedy in a variety of airport films. We, at I Love meet and greet, have selected our top ten airport films; ranging from disaster films and preventing an airplane crash to romantic-comedies and finding true love in an unlikely setting.

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Most Extreme Airports

Here at I Love meet and greet, we love to listen to our customers’ stories of places they are flying off to or where they have been on holiday, when they drop off or collect their cars from us outside the airport. Their stories about the busiest airports, small airports and, in particular, the scariest runways are hugely fascinating.

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Best Holidays For Couples

i-love-meet-and-greet-best-couples-holidaysAre you looking for the ideal couples’ holiday? In need of a relaxing stylish city break to spend some time together or a romantic couples-only break to kick off the New Year? Listening to our customers, we have compiled our top destinations for any lovers wishing to fly off into the sunset looking for a romantic break. Get your holiday off to a relaxing start with our easy airport parking options.

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Airport travel with ILMGIf you are one of the lucky four million Britons who will be heading overseas this Christmas make sure your journey to the airport gets off to a smooth start as millions will be taking to the roads and public transport over the festive period.

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Travel gift ideas

Travel gifts with I Love meet and greetIf you are having difficulty choosing what to get a friend or family member who loves to travel then read on for some great Christmas gift ideas; from high tech speakers to a set of luggage scales, we have suggestions for all the travellers in your life whether they are jetting off on business, an adventure or just a holiday.

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Europe’s Christmas Markets

Europe's Christmas marketsChristmas is fast approaching and what better way to get into the festive spirit than a short break to one of the many beautiful Christmas Markets, Europe has to offer. Originating around the time of the Middles Ages, Christmas markets give you the chance not only to experience the history of the city but to take in some of the magic of Christmas.

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Our environmental programme round-up

Ardingly Solar Vehicle ILMG sponsorshipI Love meet and greet is very keen to minimise the impact on our environment and is an enthusiastic supporter of many environmental campaigns. We strongly believe that we all hold a responsibility to look after and care for our planet and as part of our ongoing environmental programme; we have supported many sustainable projects.

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Halloween Traditions around the World

I Love meet and greet halloweenIf you are thinking about travelling abroad this Halloween, you might be surprised to find that for other countries the end of October isn’t all about trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. For many countries Halloween, in its varied forms, is a day where the spirits of the dead can connect with the living.

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October Half Term Holidays

sunsetWith the countdown to Halloween and Christmas here already some of us are searching for some extra sun. The October half term school holiday provides the perfect opportunity for that quick family break in a warm climate before the British winter gets underway.

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The Development of Airport Culture

Gatwick Airport I Love meet and greetOver the years airports around the world have developed into centres of culture, recreation and business. ..it is hard to believe that airports were initially small functional buildings and now they are multi-purpose hubs with retail outlets, dining facilities, hotels and much more to match the customers’ ever-changing demands.

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The Best Free Photo-Editing apps

I Love meet and greetHolidays are one of the best times to capture photos and share them with family and friends or on social media and smart phones have made taking and sharing pictures very easy. We all want to capture our holiday memories; whether it is of the beautiful scenery in a foreign country you are visiting or of your family and friends with you. The big question is which photo editing app will turn your photos from ordinary into extraordinary.

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ILMG family travelWith the school holidays upon us, the question of keeping the children happy during the journey is on every parent’s mind.  There is the possibility that they will disturb other passengers or become bored, especially during a long flight. However, we at I Love meet and greet have found some quick and easy solutions to travelling with children…

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Expansion at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick ExpansionWith so much publicity and debate regarding the expansion of Gatwick Airport and with the Government’s decision imminent, we wanted to reconfirm why I Love meet and greet support the decision to build a second runway at Gatwick.

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Great British Bee CountAccording to Friends of the Earth our bees are in crisis as they have lost much of their natural habitat in the past 60 years and are under assault from pesticides and intensive farming. The UK has lost a shocking 20 species of bee and a further quarter, are on the red list of threatened species as 97% of our wild flower meadows have disappeared.

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Beehive building Gatwick AirportGatwick Airport is the second largest airport in the UK flying to 200 destinations and can handle more than 40 million passengers a year. The airport has changed significantly over the last few years and we thought we would take a quick look back at how it all began and some of the history of the airport…

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Bank holidays

Bank holidays with I Love meet and greet parkingAccording to the Telegraph short breaks make people happier than one long holiday, and with two bank holidays in the month of May, it is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of the longer weekends and plan a quick trip abroad. We thought we would take a look at a selection of European city breaks ideal for the forthcoming bank holidays.

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Holidaying on your own

Holidaying on your own with I Love meet and greetTravelling on your own can be both daunting and scary but going on holiday alone can be rewarding and exciting; an opportunity to make new friends and have an amazing adventure.

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Apps for people on the go

Travel apps with I Love meet and greetIt is hard to believe that the smartphone ‘app’ has only been around since 2008 and with the popularity of mobile apps continuing to rise and the dizzy array of apps available we, at I Love meet and greet thought we would take a look at a selection of travel apps.

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Park Mark I Love meet and greetMike Bibby, Area Manager – Essex, Kent & Sussex of the British Parking Association explains just why the Safer Parking Scheme Park Mark® Award is so important to anyone booking and leaving their car with an airport meet and greet parking company.

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Getting in shape for your ski holiday

Les get with I Love meet andAre you heading off to the slopes soon? A skiing holiday is such a pleasurable experience but the fact that skiing is something many of us do only a few times a year can be tough on our bodies. To make your skiing holiday more enjoyable and injury free, we at I Love meet and greet, have put together some very simple tips that will help you prepare your bodies for that skiing holiday.

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The top 5 in-flight essentials

in-flight essentialsAmongst the panic of trying to pack all of the necessities for a getaway, many people forget to consider what they might need for their flight. Apart from the obvious things like passports and tickets, there are a few other items that are definitely worth remembering to ensure your flying experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

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All inclusive versus self-catering

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At I Love Meet and Greet, after years of conversations with our customers about their holidays, we’ve heard all the arguments about whether it’s better to go all inclusive or stick to self-catering. When booking a holiday, most people are faced with the dilemma of trying to figure out which board type is going to be most cost-effective and at the same time enjoyable. We’ve done some research which we hope will come in handy to our customers in the future…

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Rewarding loyalty at the airport

Airport Parking Club loyalty card

At I Love Meet and Greet we have just recently launched our new loyalty scheme, the ‘Airport Parking Club’. After seeing many high street brands successfully introduce loyalty rewards, we felt it was time that we showed our customers just how much we care by giving them something back!

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At I Love Meet and Greet even with our  years of driving experience behind us, we can see how  that reverse gear must be the most difficult gear to find. Curious to find out if it’s just us that would vote reverse as the hardest gear to find, we asked some of our customers their views on the matter.

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I Love meet and greet parking

At I Love Meet and Greet, our valet parking service allows our customers to leave their cars right outside of the terminal, which not only leaves them with a hassle-free start to their holiday, but also gives them more time to explore the airport. For some, we understand that waiting for a flight can seem boring when all you want to do is get away, but it really doesn’t need to be.

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More to Brazil

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With England’s chances of going through to the next stage now owing more to mathematics than their ball skills we thought we should explain that there’s more to Brazil than just the World Cup!

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For some people there really is no place like home! Even after the most luxurious holidays, for many of us the return home is eagerly awaited. Whether it’s looking forward to getting back into your own bed or making a cup of tea in your favourite mug, there’s lots of things that we don’t realise how much we take for granted until we’re away from them.

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low cost airlines

There’s definitely no denying that low-cost airlines have made travel more accessible worldwide and have certainly a huge impact on tourism, but at I Love Meet and Greet we want to know just how cheap these low-cost carriers still are…

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With the advent of the internet and the smart phone (along with a million other things) technology has revolutionised the way in which we travel. Not only has it affected the literal forms of transport that we use to move from A to B, but it has also had a huge impact on the whole experience of travelling in itself.

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I love meet and greet Heathrow

In December 2013, new runways at Heathrow and Gatwick were among the options that were short-listed by the Airports Commission for expanding UK airport capacity. The three short-listed options included building a third runway at Heathrow, lengthening an existing runway at Heathrow and creating a new runway at Gatwick. There were also suggestions of building a new airport in the Isle of Grain in north Kent.  So far, The Airport Commission has splashed more than £2.1 million in the two years it has spent considering airport expansion in the South East, according to The Independent. So what can we expect from the final report which is due next summer?

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Why do people travel?

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St Augustine once said: “The world is a book. Those who do not travel read only one page.” Whether you agree with that statement or not, the fact is that people are beginning to travel more and more and at I Love Meet and Greet we want to know why…

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The history of handshakes

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Archaeological ruins and ancient texts reveal that handshaking was practised in ancient Greece as far back as the 5th century BC. At I Love meet and greet, we may not have been around to witness the invention of the handshake, but we have however participated in our fair share of hand shaking over the years.

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Stansted success!

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Things are looking up at Stansted Airport; since last November when we celebrated our first anniversary, there has been growth in passengers and Ryanair has now announced its winter schedule has eight new destinations and increased 36 other flight routes from the airport.

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The importance of uniforms

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In modern day society uniforms define so many things, from a businesses’ reputation, to a person’s religious beliefs. At I Love Meet and Greet we know uniform plays a vital role in building trust with customers and identifying workers as individuals who are associated with a company and its services.

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Gatwick Airport

The word airport conjures up many different connotations depending on the person. Some people will categorically not let themselves start enjoying their holiday until the dreaded ‘airport bit is out of the way’ while others love the whole experience.

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British Sailing TeamSometimes it seems like we Brits love nothing more than a good natter about the weather – which is just as well, as there’s certainly been a lot of it about lately! Libby Greenhalgh, professional Meteorologist, talks weather and her role with the British Sailing Team…

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I Love Meet and Greet offer advice on how to pack your airport trolleyThe luggage trolley is the unsung hero of the airport. Permanently on standby to transport our heavy baggage to the terminal, all it needs is a push in the right direction and off it goes.

For most of us, though, while we appreciate its assistance, the trolley’s origins or evolutionary design advances are unlikely to be given much thought – but we feel its genesis deserves some attention …

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park mark 007 - blog sizedIt’s just one of the many reasons that you should leave your car with us when you fly:

As a story emerged in the Daily Mail that a man left his car in what he assumed were safe hands after booking with a valet service online, only to find out that the secure parking facility advertised was in fact a muddy field holding a host of other vehicles.  The man was left shocked when his car’s tracking device showed him that it had been left in the field, which had no secure fencing or CCTV cameras onsite, leaving every one of the cars vulnerable to theft or defacement.

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The best destinations to spend Halloween from I Love Meet and Greet

Over this frighteningly fun period, it’s a great idea to see the sights of another culture as they celebrate Halloween.

It’s an exciting time to travel, as every country gears up for this time of the year in their own unique and fascinatingly macabre way.

So why not leave your car in our safe hands and jet off to some of our favourite spooky destinations?

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Come and visit I Love Meet and Greet at the Ski and Snowboard show.

We’ve got a bundle of prizes and discounts on offer to anyone who would like us to meet and greet them at the forthcoming Ski and Snowboard Show.

Yes, we’d be delighted to see you at stand G2, near the main entrance of the show in Earls Court, London, running from the 30th October – 3rd November. This exhibition is the largest public winter sport event in the country, with all the major manufacturers displaying their latest kit including names such as Snow+Rock, Rossignol and Monarch.

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How to survive on a desert island…

I Love Meet and Greet discuss what you couldn't live without if stuck on a desert island

We’ve all fantasised about living on our own desert island.

Far away from the stress and strain of modern life, the only concern on your island is how you dismount from the hammock after a few too many coconut cocktails.

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Holidaymakers should carry out more research before choosing their meet and greet airport parking firm – that’s the view of Essex County Council’s Trading Standards after a number of complaints were lodged with their team about the service.

Astonishingly, according to Trading Standards, some travellers have returned from holiday to find their car had clocked up hundreds of additional miles, whilst, in some cases, certain unscrupulous meet and greet provider’s claims of “secure parking” were found to be a field or a street close to the airport.

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