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The Double Decker Airplane

What an amazing experience I had with Emirates recently. I was lucky enough to try out their new Airbus A380! From the moment I stepped on board everything was fantastic and this experience continued throughout all the flights I went on with them. The cabin crew were dressed to perfection and spoke languages from all around the world – nothing was too much trouble for them. Emirates now ...

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Laura Pepper Ives

Dec 02 2015 Share Tweet

How to avoid a middle seat on a plane

On a recent flight back from Hong Kong to London I had the misfortune of my seat being changed at the gate from an aisle to a middle seat on a row on four. I was travelling alone, the flight was full, I felt cramped due to the awkwardness of who the armrest belonged to and also the thought of going to the toilet and having to disturb a stranger who may be sleeping was playing on my mind, I felt s...

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Sharon May

Nov 16 2015 Share Tweet

Why Use A Travel Agent?

It’s the 21st century. We have iPads, smart phones and laptops at our fingertips 24/7 with more online travel companies than the mind can imagine, so why on earth would anyone still use a travel agent?! Sounds ludicrous doesn't it? Well, maybe not. We have compiled just a few of the top reasons that using an independent travel agent may just save you not only money ad time, but also from be...

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Know Before You Go!

All booked and ready to go on holiday? Make sure that you have had a look at the below list of pre-departure advice to ensure you have both a safe and fun holiday! Pre Departure Advice: Take out comprehensive travel insurance before travelling, and make sure it covers you for everything you want to do. If you are travelling in Europe, take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) –...

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9 Survival Tips for Travelling Long Haul with a Child

1. Take a night flight This way, in theory, your kids will sleep for a large proportion of the flight because they will be tired. If you catch a day flight, then you will almost certainly be up for the entire flight. 2. Rely on the kindness of strangers Introduce yourself to nearby passengers and jokingly apologise in advance – a good icebreaker to use is ‘bet you were looking around...

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Sharon May

Jan 22 2015 Share Tweet

Top Ten Tips for Business Travellers

We always want to make your business travel trip seamless, take a look at our top 10 tips to make life easier for any business traveller. 1. Get the TripCase app on your smartphone to view your entire travel itinerary, to alert you of all flights hotels and car information and share your trip with family friends and colleagues to let them know you have landed safely 2. Check Visa requirements b...

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Guide to Rules for Delays and Cancellations by Airlines

1. European airlines have a duty of care during major incidents (such as the volcanic ash grounding aircraft) to provide for accommodation and sustenance. Non EU airlines do not generally have this burden of responsibility. This is where it is crucial that you book through a reputable, ATOL protected travel agency and tour operator that will then step in and take care of you if you are stranded o...

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Sharon May

Jan 22 2015 Share Tweet

Top Holidays For...

Multi Generational Families: Villas are great, versatile options for families travelling with their own parents. You still have privacy from each other by booking a larger number of bedrooms but you gain the communal social space outdoors with your own private pool and so villas really do cater for everyone. Young families looking for something different to a family focused hotel: Again, we ...

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Top 5 Tips to Bag Yourself a Flight Upgrade

I have to be honest, there is no guaranteed way to get an upgrade on a flight and of course, everyone on the aircraft is hoping for the same thing. However, there are some things you can do that may just increase your chances of getting an upgrade, if there is availability: 1. How you're dressed may influence a flight upgrade. If you're dressed relatively smartly (even casual smart), you're more...

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Sharon May

Jan 22 2015 Share Tweet

Top 5 Tips for Flights where Luggage Isn't Included

1. If you don't have a suitcase included in your flight price and don't want to pay for it, hand luggage can be taken and each person is entitled to 1 polythene bag containing their liquids in their hang luggage. Each item of “liquid” can be no more than 100ml and the mag must not be over filled but make use of what you can take 2. Many high street shops now sell packs with empty 100...

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Sharon May

Jan 22 2015 Share Tweet
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