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Tips for claiming EU Flight delay compensation

If you’re delayed for more than three hours or your flight’s cancelled, did you know that there’s a rule entitling you to claim flight delay compensation – and it shouldn’t cost you a penny.

Under EU rule 261/2004 you are often entitled to claim between £100 and £460 in compensation directly from the airline. Continue reading Tips for claiming EU Flight delay compensation

Destination travel tips and inspiration from Monarch

Planning ahead for your holidays? Thinking of a destination in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands or a winter ski resorts? Well, Monarch airlines have created a travellers tips map that shares travel tips and secrets from Monarch airlines cabin crew.

Monarch Destination Tips is an interactive map that’s packed with insider secrets on where to go, what to do and where to stay in a whole range of locations. From Enfidha to Friedrichshafen, Tenerife to Sharm el Sheikh, they’ve checked with the experts across 37 destinations to collate specialist information about these hotspots. Continue reading Destination travel tips and inspiration from Monarch

Tips for managing asthma in air travel

A few years ago I was unfortunate to develop adult onset asthma which wasn’t eased by moving to the big city of London. Daily inhalation of fumes, use of an underground public transport system and still maintaining a jet set life whilst full time work equals one thing – the need to keep the body in tip top shape.

Now I’m generally good at maintaining my health but there’s always something that gets through to the system and knocks me for six… the latest upset was the result of inflight air ventilation.

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A unique experience with the world’s first Jumbo Stay Hostel, Sweden

I was thrilled to recently enjoy a stay at the world’s first hostel built onboard a real Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. Following a complete overhaul and major renovation work with a grand opening in January 2009, the hostel now represents an innovative way to enjoy a unique stay in Stockholm. The airplane, a decommissioned jumbo jet built in 1976, was last operated by Transjet, a Swedish airline that went bankrupt in 2002. Continue reading A unique experience with the world’s first Jumbo Stay Hostel, Sweden

Long haul flights – how do you prepare for being onboard?

For the past few weeks I have been making the final arrangements for a forthcoming trip to Thailand. First to Bangkok courtesy of Jet Airways on a 16-hour flight from London. Then on to Koh Samui – a further 10-12 hours by train and ferry which was organised through Thailand Train Ticket.

Now that the finer details are planned such as our itinerary for the two week break, we are on to more pressing issues. How to survive the gruelling flight with a 32″ seat pitch. Unfortunately we are sitting in economy seats all the way – usually not a problem. But, since the booking was made, I have suffered a knee injury, my boyfriend has managed a back injury and we are getting more concerned about managing comfortably whilst on board. Continue reading Long haul flights – how do you prepare for being onboard?