Friday 26 August 2016

5 things travelers say (and what they really mean)

In life, people often say things they don't mean. If you are a traveller, you'll know exactly what I mean!

It is time to decode all the things travellers say and find out what they really mean. Don't know any of the travel lingo? Perhaps its time to book a trip of your own - book your shuttle service to or from the airport here...

What you say:
“It’s been a long year. I deserve a holiday.”

What you really mean:
“Ok. I don’t REALLY deserve a holiday. I did spend the entire year watching series all the time, growing my winter coat and avoiding human contact.  But I'm ready to go out into the world again, but only if it involved lazing on the beach and drinking cocktails."

What you say:
“I’m going to stick to my budget.”

What you really mean:
"I've created a list of travel hacks and trips that I can do to make myself feel better about spending so much money on fancy suppers and silly souvenirs."

What you say:
“I’m going to have a full social media cleanse this whole trip."

What you really mean:
"But posting pictures to Instagram in the airport doesn't count. And how can I not take a Snapchat video of myself holding my passport? If I don't make all my friends and family jealous my holiday doesn't count!"

What you say:
“We can afford a decent holiday, but first I have to find a cheap deal.”

What you really mean:
“If only there was a quick and easy way to find a holiday without having to do so much work."

What you say:
“Let’s just be total beach bums today. It’s nice to get some relaxation in on holiday.”

What you really mean:
“I’m hungover, and this beach blanket is about as far from the hotel as I am going to get in the next eight hours. Cool?”

Looking for a cheap, affordable shuttle service? Contact Airport Shuttle in Cape town or Durban today and book your ride

Friday 19 August 2016

This Riding Suitcase gets you to your Destination in Lightening Speed

Oh no! Your alarm didn't go off (well, it did but you pressed snooze), there was a ridiculous amount of traffic and the line for a ticket was crazy. Now you have to run to the other side of the airport with all your luggage. If only there was a quicker, simpler way...

Never fear - there is a way! It is called Modobag, and it is the first motorized, rideable suitcase in the world!

You can back the project on Indiegogo, where it’s already raised about 616% of its $50,000 goal, and if you decide to preorder one (for $995), the company says you'll be racing around on your suitcase in January 2017!

The bag, which reaches speeds up to 13km/h, weighs a not-insignificant 8.6kg, which you could see as a negative or, if you’re a positive person, a reminder to stop over-packing.

To find out more - watch the video HERE!

It's not recommended that you ride the Modobag all the way to the airport - contact Airport Shuttle in Cape Town or Durban and book your shuttle for a cheap, comfy ride!

Friday 12 August 2016

Top tips to survive the airport

We’ve pulled together some expert airport survival tips to help make things run smoothly, wherever you’re taking off from. Happy flying!

Get to the airport in plenty of time – whatever time you think it will take and still be relaxed, add an hour onto this! Traffic jams happen, buses and taxi's can be delayed and last-minute things to do can pop up. Do all you can not to start the holiday with a crazy sprint to make the plane.

Weigh your bags at home before you depart for the airport – most airlines have different rules on the limit, so research this and stick to it to save making a scene and avoid sitting through a sweaty flight wearing ten layers of clothing

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Consider if it’s actually cheaper and easier not to carry a bag for the cabin. Look into whether it’s worth checking a bag for ease and expense of replacing toiletries, make up and liquids.

Take a handbag/hand luggage with compartments – an airport is not the time for big handbags without compartments that open up into a black hole that constantly hides passports/ boarding pass/ phones, etc

Pack chargers for a laptop, phone, tablet, etc in hand luggage – sad but true, if delays hit, you many need the chargers to keep connected. Especially if using a digital boarding pass to board the plane.

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Pre-book everything you can – from seats on the plane, transport to and from the airport (; or parking place to even pre-booking shopping.

Know how family-friendly your airport is, and make the most of it! – travelling with children is stressful enough as it is, let alone at busy airports. So do your research to see how to make life easier, as some airports even have family assistance lanes through the security processes and kids’ entertainment zones.

Buy healthier, better food at the airport shops than on the plane – don’t give in to the trolleys that make their way around the plane, if you eat before you fly or take food on-board you get to choose what you eat, when you eat, and you'll get a meal that you know you'll enjoy. Drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids is important to avoid jet lag too.

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