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Car air-con mistakes revealed… how you’ve been using the cooling system is all wrong (6/7/2018) - With no end to soaring temperatures in sight, it seems many drivers are using their air-conditioning the wrong way and leaving themselves in a sweaty mess and even risking a smash… Spain’s leading car maker Seat has revealed the mistakes…
Manchester Airport to axe free drop-off lanes… find out when and how much the new charges are (5/7/2018) - Manchester Airport is to axe its free ‘kiss-and-fly’ drop-off areas as it battles to ease congestion around its three terminals. From July 10, drivers dropping off passengers outside the terminals, bus and rail stations, will have to pay £3 for…
Please vote for APH at the British Travel Awards 2018 (2/7/2018) - Here at APH we’ve been looking after the nation’s airport parking needs for almost 40 years; earning your trust by ensuring we offer the best value service without ever compromising quality or safety. This is why we’re proud to have…
Autism and UK airports… what help can you expect in the country’s terminals (27/6/2018) - If you, a child, or companion is on the autism spectrum this guide will assist in explaining the help and information you can expect when flying from major UK airports. For adults and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), travelling…
Should horse riders face a £1,000 fine for their animals fouling the roads? Have your say (20/6/2018) - A car hire firm is calling for horse riders to saddle the burden of cleaning up after their animals, or face a £1,000 fine for leaving piles of poo on the UK’s roads. ValueHire.co.uk has made the controversial suggestion after…
Ryanair cuts check in time – and missing the deadline could cost £55 (13/6/2018) - Ryanair passengers now have just 48 hours to check in ahead of their flight – unless they’ve paid to choose a seat. Previously, the cheap-flights airline allowed passengers a week to check in, this was then cut to four days…
M23 closures in June – Gatwick passengers urged to leave extra time to reach airport (12/6/2018) - Air passengers flying from Gatwick Airport have been urged to leave extra time to reach flights due to M23 closures in June. The planned closures are part of ongoing work converting the M25-to-Gatwick section of the M23 into a smart…
Here are 2018’s new motoring laws, charges and regulations coming into force over the coming year… here is the at-a-glance guide you need to read now (12/6/2018) - Are you ready for the deluge of new motoring laws and regulation changes heading our way in 2018? Keep ahead of the pack and avoid scrapes with the cops by following our full guide to what’s coming to a highway…
Get free drinking water at airports and beat the after-security price hikes… where to fill up your bottles revealed (11/6/2018) - Airport security rules make it impossible to take water through to the departure lounge, where buying bottles can be frustratingly expensive. However, it’s easy to dampen down your airside expenses by packing a few empty bottles in your hand luggage…
Planes could soon have windows removed and here’s why (7/6/2018) - Passengers could soon be flying in planes that have no windows – matching findings of an earlier APH study into the future of flight. Gazing out of the window may be one of the highlights of flying, with spectacular views…
Ryanair updates its rules for hand luggage again. Read our full guide to changes and charges here (31/5/2018) - Ryanair implemented a big change to how hand luggage is carried on its services in January – and the price that customers were being asked to pay for two pieces of hand luggage have now been hiked further on selected…
Who can put blue, green, red or amber flashing lights on vehicles – plus do you need to let them pass? (23/5/2018) - Do you know what green, red, amber or blue flashing lights really mean? Find out who’s driving and if you need to let them pass. Here’s a quick guide to who could be driving vehicles with flashing lights and if…
What airlines carry heart AED defibrillators on flights from the UK… we reveal which aircraft include the lifesaving devices (22/5/2018) - Flying is one of the safest ways to travel and now it’s become even safer with the widespread introduction of airlines flying with a heart AED defibrillator across the global fleet. It’s incredibly rare for passengers to suffer serious problems…
Driving in Paris – will new Crit’Air anti-pollution stickers stop you driving in Paris? How to buy one, how much they cost and what are the penalties for not having one (21/5/2018) - Anti-pollution stickers are now required for all British-registered  vehicles driving in Paris. Find out how they work, how to get one and how they affect your plans to drive cars, motorhomes and other vehicles in in the French capital. British…
Dartford Crossing: How to pay the Dart Charge and what to do if you forget (21/5/2018) - Find out how much the Dartford Crossing costs to use it, how to pay and what happens if you forget. MOST READ IN MOTORING SEND TO A FRIEND AND SAVE A FINE Know someone that occasionally uses the Dartford Crossing?…

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