Thursday 19 December 2019

Major Changes For Airport Staff

South African airport staff arrested and fired for stealing as they do a major security seep.

Some airports like OR Tambo international Airport says it has scored early successes in its peak season security operations designed to detect and disrupt criminal activity as we all know the holidays are now kicking off.

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It said that so far they have dismissed 10 people and 10 people have been arrested I attempts to smuggle items from the airside have been foiled. This is the most traffic in airport with people you will see now is the months between December & January. The airport anticipates that more than 3.1 million passengers will fly in and out during that time period. There are 2 days that top them all and that is the Friday before Christmas and the first Friday in January.

Security has been ramped up with additional members being provided by the South African Police Service and licensed security contractors to help us take all the measures we need to take such as random stop and search operations of people working in and around the airport. Other measures also include CCTV cameras in real time to be checked.

Staff with permits to work on the airside are not only going to be subjected to random stop and searches but are also going to be subjected to intensify searches at access points, both entering and leaving access-controlled areas.

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Betty Maloka, Senior Manager: Is determined to maintain the safety and security of passengers and airport visitors this festive season.

We will make sure and are cautiously optimistic that we are well placed to mitigate security risks. Engineering and IT systems to prevent unnecessary delays.

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Wednesday 18 December 2019

What does your Chinese zodiac sign say about your travel style?

Many people have long been fascinated by what we believe our births can tell us about ourselves. Zodiac charts are often used for making decisions about life, love and work, but they can also inform us about our travel choices as well.

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RAT (BIRTH YEARS: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
You enjoy the challenge of travel and are more likely than others to just pick up and go. You prefer to plan (or not plan!) your own journeys and seek out new places even when you are visiting a place you’ve been to before.

OX (BIRTH YEARS: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
You have a strong attachment to your home country and you enjoy exploring your native land. You enjoy travelling and going on vacations with your partner, friends or children. You prefer to plan your travel with a lot of details rather than simply winging it.

TIGER (BIRTH YEARS: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
You like to stand out from the crowd, which means you tend to seek out bragging-rights destinations when you travel. You are often the first of your friends to visit a certain destination, and you take pride in travelling with as few plans as possible – you enjoy the challenge!

RABBIT (BIRTH YEARS: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
You prefer to travel to places known for art, cooking and fashion. Places that are quieter and more serene appeal to you and you enjoy trips where there is a lot of quiet time.

DRAGON (BIRTH YEARS: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
You particularly like active travel, often in the form of extreme adventure! However, you have very little patience for cultural expectations, so you avoid countries with dress codes and humble behavior.

SNAKE (BIRTH YEARS: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
You will search for understated, but upscale travel. You also enjoy learning about the destinations and if given the chance to attend a lecture during your travels, you will most probably jump at the opportunity.

HORSE (BIRTH YEARS: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 19798, 1990, 2002, 2014)
You seek busy travel destinations like cities and party resorts, you’re much more interested in escorted tours than anyone else. Nothing would be better for you than a getaway with large group of friends or a vacation with the extended family.

GOAT (BIRTH YEARS: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
You like to travel solidly on the beaten path, whether you travel alone or in a group, you are happy either way. Destinations that provide food for thought intrigue you and first-class travel is a must.

MONKEY (BIRTH YEARS: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
You want to dig into a city’s unknown history, see what’s hidden and get past the restricted access signs! When you travel you will seek out the behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive access.

Tuesday 17 December 2019

NEVER east these foods before flying

What you eat before you get on board can make a big impact on how you feel once you’re in the air, so leave those dining disasters off your pre-flight checklist and you’ll avoid the dreaded “jet bloat”, being the smelly seatmate and other flying horrors.


Always avoid anything that can cause access gas build up in your tummy that means the obvious suspects like beans, broccoli and cabbage. You don’t want to spend the entire flight feeling bloated and no one on board will appreciate a gassy passenger.

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Yes, fizzy drinks can cause gas. Not only that, but drinks with caffeine will keep you from sleeping and cause multiple trips to the bathroom. The carbonation will probably also cause you to burp continuously and get heartburn.

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Everyone knows it – garlic causes bad breath. Having stinky garlic breath while you’re in the tight quarters of a plane is not a nice thing for the passengers around you, plus it can also cause bad body odor.

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The wonderful smell of fries in the airport can be your biggest weakness, but you need to fight the urges and avoid eating them before you get on your flight! The fats and oils in fried food can cause heart burn which can lead to a very uncomfortable flight.

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Spicy food can cause discomfort in your stomach and bladder irritation, it can also leave you with a burning mouth. You don’t want to deal with your mouth feeling on fire during your flight, so avoid the hot peppers.

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Gum might stop your ears from popping, but guess what? The more you chew the more air you swallow which leads to gas build up in your stomach and that means being bloated! The artificial sweetener in the gum can also cause flatulence.

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Friday 13 December 2019

Flight Compensation

Are you eligible for flight delay compensation?

Great question right, well we all know the feeling. You are so excited to go on holiday or to see your family that you have checked in 4 hours early so you can scroll around get some coffee maybe even a gift or 2. While sitting at the airport gate, waiting to board the plane, when suddenly a voice on the PA announces that your flight is delayed.

For some, let’s face it. We do not mind at all in staying longer and waiting a little while as it’s a holiday as you are not going to get stressed out. But the hassle stays the same, flight delays are always trouble and the least you can do is get flight delay compensation that’ll make your wait more comfortable right!

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When it comes to air travel, flight compensation depends on your country of travel. For example, in the EU, you’ll take a look at European Union legislation. It’s the regulation that defines the rules and compensation for passengers traveling to, from or within the EU. If your flight has been delayed, you’re entitled to assistance, and benefits or compensation. You can choose between:




You will get compensation for most of everything if you know how to look for it and do some homework. Flight is late YES, Delay Compensation YES and so research will tell you. Did you know that you can even get some assistance? This mean food and drinks maybe even accommodation and transfer to and from the hotel.

Now you must be thinking, what about paperwork, yes there will always be paperwork as everything needs to be documented for both parties. Always remember to do your homework. Other than that have a great time at the airport and enjoy your flight!

Go have a look at Airport Shuttle and we will give you the best service. 

Thursday 12 December 2019

All about Airport Parking

There are many things to think about before heading off on holiday and let’s face it, your airport parking is pretty low down on the list. However neglecting it could end up costing you time and money let alone all the hassle.

We all think about leaving it with a family or friend but will it really be taken care of? Here are some tips below for booking your airport parking.

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First you should book early! Take advantage of the best deals, many people leave it till the last minute and end up paying for it. And yes we do know that some pricing can be a bit on the high side however it does vary between products and months. The prices to tend to go up when the parks get booked up and there is a little space left.

If you do book in advance then just make sure to re confirm and make sure that it is cancel-able in case of unforeseen circumstances. Always choose the product that suits your needs, everyone’s needs are very different and it’s vital you choose the correct product.

Yes a lot of your car parks are a little further from the airport terminals, but not to worry as we have shuttle buses that are at no charge to you! This is how you will get started. With a meet and greet service you would be met at the terminal by a fully insured chauffeur from the car park. They will ask if you need any help with unloading your luggage. On your return they will meet and greet you and wait for you ready to be taken back to your car.

Make sure to always check for the transfer time. It is the estimated transfer time to the airport terminal. Anything up to 20 Mins should be OK. I would recommend that you rather be early.