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Most people feel the most comfortable when the air humidity is around 40 to 70 per cent. But air humidity levels in aircraft cabins can often fall as low as 20 per cent and this can lead to various problems such as; dry skin; dry eyes; sore or dry nose; sore or dry throat; general discomfort. These can all lead to dehydration. In turn, this can create headaches and sleepiness and lead to an increase in the risks of urinary tract infection and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
You can do much to avoid these possible problems; drink at least a glass of water
every half hour; avoid tea, coffee, alcohol and fizzy drinks; eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables; avoid anything rich or salty; wear breathable, natural fabrics; wear spectacles rather than contact lenses; apply moisturising eye drops, facial moisturisers and water sprays to keep skin hydrated or cover your nose and mouth with a damp cloth, such as a flannel. Don’t direct the overhead ventilators at your
Many people experience ear problems when taking off and landing. These tend to be
irritating rather than dangerous but are worth trying to resolve a.s.a.p. What happens is this. During take-off and landing, air pressure variations are created in the cabin. This can lead to an air pocket expanding in the inner ear and a blockage in what is known as the Eustachian tube. That’s what causes the earache.
You can keep that all-important Eustachian tube open by; yawning theatrically; sucking sweets (the old barley sugar trick does work for some people); trying the valsalva manoeuvre, which involves holding your nose to seal the airway,closing your mouth and then breathing out gently to relieve the resistance. Try all three, and see which one works best for you.
Arms & Legs
If you are on a long-haul flight of eight or nine hours for example to America, you’ll want to give some consideration to legroom before booking. The legroom on aircraft can actually vary from 74cm up to 91cm or more – that’s a big difference and you’ll find that even an extra 2.5cm can make a difference to your comfort and health. Check the legroom before booking - to be blunt, it can be worth paying extra to upgrade to roomier seats or to fly by a different airline just to get that all-important extra space for your legs.
There is much you can also do during the flight. Here are some useful exercises you
can do. During the flight; regularly move your feet in circles; flex and point your toes; stretch and massage your calves; stroll up and down the aisle every hour. It is also important to avoid; sitting in the same position for too longcrossing your legs or ankles; taking sleeping pills unless you can sleep horizontally.
The thin air inside the aircraft can cause breathlessness especially if you are; overweight; asthmatic; pregnant; suffer from a lung-related illness or disease.If you fall into any of these categories, you need to think about taking care of your breathing. Although your body should adjust itself during the flight, you may wish to ease the problem as soon as possible. You can do this by relaxing your shoulders and stomach muscles, leaning forward and taking slow, deep breaths.
If the breathlessness persists and makes you feel uncomfortable or alarmed, you can ask the cabin crew for oxygen. Thin air can also lead to fainting, and this happens most often when someone stands up quickly after having sat still for most of a long flight. Be aware that this can happen. It tends to look more dramatic than it is, although there is the risk of injury. To avoid this happening, flex your body all over before standing up. This can help to pump blood to your head. Stand up slowly, holding your seat. Wait for a few minutes before walking.
Tricks of the Trade
Feel good throughout the flight by wearing several layers of loose, lightweight clothes. Reduced air pressure in the cabin can cause air within your body to expand. Loose clothes are a must. Wear loose shoes as well. If you wear tight shoes, be wary of taking them off during the flight. You may find it hard to put them back on at the end.
Having several layers of clothes is helpful. The cabin temperature can vary during a
flight and you may feel cold, then warm, then cold again. You can add or remove layers to suit the temperature.
Avoid hypoxidosis – mild altitude sickness caused by oxygen deficiency - by sitting
still and closing your eyes, sipping cool water every few minutes and trying to relax. If you need to, ask cabin crew for an air bag to breathe into. Reduce your risk of catching germs from re-circulating air by taking vitamin C as a booster in the week up to flying. Smear Vaseline inside your nostrils when in the air cabin – and smear again as and when necessary.
There are many reasons why you may have been the victim of payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling. If you have been mis-sold PPI you could be entitled to claim compensation. To help you find out if you are a victim I have produced a quick checklist so you can see if you may have a claim.
First, you need to check if you had PPI on any credit cards or personal loans during the past six years, even if you have since paid them off. If you did have PPI then run through the checklist below your bank or lender had a responsibility to ensure the PPI was suitable for you at the time it was sold to you.
· Did your bank or lender tell you that you must have the PPI as part of the deal to get the credit card or loan? If so, that’s wrong. Having PPI is entirely optional.
· Was the PPI added to your credit card or personal loan without your knowledge? For most people it is not immediately apparent they are paying for PPI because its cost is merged into the loan repayments. The terms and cost of the insurance should have been explained and checked for suitability.
· Were you unemployed, self-employed, redundant, a student or retired? If so and you were sold employment cover as part of the PPI policy then it’s often worthless. You should have been made aware of this.
· Did you have any pre-existing medical conditions? Your bank or lender should have checked this as any pre-existing medical conditions are likely to be excluded from the PPI cover. You should have been made aware of this.
· Did you already have existing cover through benefits available from your employer? If so, your bank or lender should have checked this.
If one or more of these points apply to your circumstances at the time the PPI policy was sold to you, then it’s likely you are the victim of mis-selling.
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Argyle International Airport is on target to open in late 2013.
This has been confirmed by the developer responsible for constructing the new St Vincent and the Grenadines international air gateway.
According to the International Airport Development Company (IADC), work has been completed on close to three-quarters of the earthworks for required for the airport’s runway, apron and taxiways. Earthworks on the airport commenced in August 2008 and since then the work team, comprising Vincentians and Cubans, have been have been hard at work, clearing and grubbing the area, demolishing the abandoned structures on the site, and removing the top soil.
The IADC affirmed that “work on the terminal building continues apace”, ensuring that it is on schedule to be completed by the contracted date of December 2013, in time for the tourism high season in the Caribbean.
The Argyle International Airport is being built on about 290 acres of land, with a paved runway 2,743 metres (9,000 feet) long, and 45 metres (150 feet) wide. Its runway length will allow for direct flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines from USA, Canada, Europe and Central and South America. The airport is designed to accommodate jets as large as the Boeing 747-400s.
The US$216 million airport is expected to boast a single 1.5 million capacity per annum terminal built over three-storeys on 145,000sq ft with dedicated areas for ‘domestic’ and ‘international’ passengers. The terminal building will have about 8,700 square metres of floor space, to handle about 1.4 million passengers per year.
As of May 2012, the contractor, Overseas Engineering Construction Company (OECC), had completed 23 percent of the work on the building.
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