Britian's Pet Hates About Airport Departures

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Cheapflights.co.uk reveals that British travellers' top pet hate for airport departures are unexplained delays.

The number of times I've accidentally walked through check-in with a bottle of water in my bag makes it hard to take some the existing security procedures seriously.

In an age where 32 percent* of flights in the UK are experiencing delays, the website polled its viewers finding that long delays without updates stole 27 percent of their votes.

Following at a close second was the frustration aired by passengers having to put liquids in plastic bags when passing through security. Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk says, "The number of times I've accidentally walked through check-in with a bottle of water in my bag makes it hard to take some the existing security procedures seriously."

But take heart weary travellers as help is at hand from Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK's leading flight price comparison website which has created entirely new content dedicated to making the airport experience easier and perhaps even a little fun with its all new Airport Guides section.

The section comprises comprehensive guides to more than 150 airports from six different continents including North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania. Among the wealth of information available to users are:

  •     Airport parking information including contact phone numbers, website details and information on how to get the best deal
  •     Airport transportation on getting into town to and from the airport including information on rail, taxi, shuttle, bus, coach and private limousine services
  •     Driving directions on which motorways allow access to the different terminals as well as airport maps

On the entertainment front, the airport guides also contain useful information on airport facilities. For example, travellers to Singapore Changi Airport can while the hours away by enjoying a fitness centre, swimming pool, transit hotels, full banking services, and even a medical centre.

And if that's not enough, visit Cheapflights.co.uk's tips page on Airport Amusements for advice on everything from restaurants and lounges to airport entertainment on a budget - the latter being very useful during the current credit crisis.    

Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk, Nadine Hallak comments in saying, "With flight delays on the rise and the travel industry experiencing some general turbulence at the moment, any service that helps to ease the traveller's journey, particularly in a foreign country, is of great importance. I personally once experienced a 14 hour delay several years ago and a guide section like this one could have made the exhausting experience much more comfortable and potentially even entertaining."

The Airport Guides section also provides a listing section of some of the world's most popular airports including Manchester Airport, Los Angeles International Airport otherwise known as LAX, and Long Beach Airport. Among the features that distinguish each one are the fact that LAX is the fifth busiest passenger airport in the world based on the number of passengers passing through its halls which was estimated at 62 million for 2007 alone. Long Beach on the other hand plays host to The Boeing Company as well as being one of the few airports that continues to be an important aircraft manufacturing and flight training centre. And last, but most definitely not least is Britain's own Manchester Airport, which offers tours and a Viewing Park where visitors can observe take off and landing. It was also once the flagship of the British Airways Concorde fleet and is home to the only Concorde on display anywhere in the world.

For further information please contact:
Rooster PR: Anna Gordon-Walker
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email:    anna.gordon-walker @ rooster.co.uk
Web:    http://www.rooster.co.uk
Notes to Editors

Cheapflights Ltd. Cheapflights pioneered flight price search and comparison in 1996 and has been consistently profitable since launch. The Cheapflights flight price comparison model publishes over a million fares daily from hundreds of sources. This empowers price sensitive consumers to get an overview of flights prices, find the best deals and the companies that offer them. Once a deal is found, the Cheapflights user can click through to a price provider's site or in many cases telephone to the provider's call-centre. Last year over 1 million telephone leads were introduced to Cheapflights' advertisers' call centres.

In 2003 Cheapflights launched its successful US site http://www.cheapflights.com . It is estimated that last year circa £2.0 Billion sales were achieved by advertisers through deals published on our UK and US sites. In 2007 Cheapflights launched its Canadian site http://www.cheapflights.ca and its first non-English language site, http://www.cheapflug.de in Germany in autumn 2008.

With over 8 million visits globally recorded in January 2008, Cheapflights is a leader in flights deals information and continues to develop its unique and highly successful product.

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