Saturday , 24 August 2019
Home >> Tag Archives: Travel

Tag Archives: Travel

Seven tips for healthy fasting during Ramzan

Azim Azimzade [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The holy month of Ramzan (Ramadan) starts today. This period during which the Muslims of the world fast from dawn to dusk is during peak summer in India, the Middle East, northern Africa. In parts of Europe, North America, and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere, those fasting will have to contend with extremely long daylight hours. Dr. Issam Badaoui, Medical …

Read More »

Travelling to a Muslim country during Ramadan? Follow these etiquette tips.

Air India Airbus A321 VT-PPO. Seen here handing in the early morning light at Bangalore Airport.

The holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims across the world, fast from dawn to dusk, commences today. International SOS a travel risk company highlights some proper etiquette tips for travellers to Muslim countries and dealing with Muslims especially during this month. Do not eat, drink or smoke in public, especially during the daylight fasting hours it is rude to …

Read More »

Flying with children for the first time

Guest post by Patricia Hogenes It’s time for a vacation, so the family is heading out to visit relatives. It won’t be a long plane flight, but for the kids – it will be their first time. So how can a parent prepare the children for the whole flying experience? Make it sound fun. Above all, the experience should be …

Read More »

New rules to make flying easier for passengers with disabilities

By BA Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), to ensure equal access to air transportation for all travellers, is requiring airline websites and automated airport kiosks to be accessible to passengers with disabilities. In addition, DOT will allow airlines to choose between stowing wheelchairs in a cabin compartment on new aircraft or strapping them to a row of seats, …

Read More »

dnata selects Amadeus’ flight management solution

By BA Staff Amadeus, announced that dnata, part of the Emirates group of Dubai and one of the world’s largest combined air services providers, will implement Amadeus’ Altéa Departure Control’s Flight Management solution in their centralised load control offices (CLC) in Dubai. The airport ground handler, is now present in 75 airports in 38 countries. The deal spans all Emirates …

Read More »

Ten things you should not do at airports

by Devesh Agarwal Some helpful advice from a frequent traveller, which should, hopefully, make your air travel journey more pleasant for the staff, you, and your fellow travellers. Mumbai CSI airport. Domestic departure terminal 1B. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission. 1. Be over smart In the post 9/11, 26/11, 7/7 world, airports and the people working there are …

Read More »

British Airways India — A Ticket to Visit Mum

by Vinay Bhaskara British Airways recently launched an powerful advertising campaign entitled “Visit your Mum.” The following video shows British Airways flying Ratnesh home from New York City to surprise his mother and visit his family for the first time in more than 15 years since leaving home at the age of 17. His unwitting mother is cooking his favorite dish …

Read More »

Video: The Science of Jet Lag – TED Luncheon Talk

by Devesh Agarwal Jet lag is the curse of the international traveller. Much of human physiology and body patterns are adapted to an internal 24 hour clock called the Circadian Clock or Circadian Rhythm. Virtually all aspects of our life, especially sleep, alertness, cognition, body temperature, behaviour, digestion, strength, even our thinking and memory is tied in to this clock. …

Read More »

Guest Post: What is a Travel Concierge?

When I tell people about my company, Cranky Concierge, I always explain that we specialize in air travel assistance. Want to guess what the usual reaction to that is? “What do I need that for?” Building a business that’s not something people even realize they might need can be a challenge, so I’m grateful to Vinay and Devesh for letting …

Read More »

Resources List and Updates on Hurricane Irene

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a hurricane coming for the US East Coast. Irene is expected to make landfall in North Carolina on Saturday; and hit New York City and the like by late Sunday/early Monday. Therefore, I’ve put together a list of resources and advisories regarding the hurricane; I’ll be updating these over the next two days as …

Read More »