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Ski Holiday Destinations in Europe

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Now that the World Cup, BBQs and beach holidays that the summer brought us is over, it’s time to look ahead to see what the winter offers. One popular activity is skiing, and we have looked at some of the best resorts to visit.

Vogel, Slovenia

If you are on a budget and are not looking to travel too far, Vogel in Slovenia is a great place to visit. The resort is great for couples or families and with it based in the Triglav National Park, there are plenty of amazing views to take in. A 6-day pass is €145, and you can get beer for as little as €2.

The nearest airport is in the capital Ljubljana and there are flights available from all London airports.

 

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St Anton, Austria

St Anton is regularly rated as one of the best resorts and is based in Austria’s Arlberg region which is one of Europe’s snowiest places. The resort is popular with advanced and expert skiers and has hosted the World Alpine Skiing World Championships on several occasions. St Anton is also popular with those who enjoy après-ski with its two famous après bars, The Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh. Ski passes at St Anton are not as cheap as Vogel, with 6-day passes costing €289.

Innsbruck Airport is approximately 100km away and Zurich Airport is approximately 200km from St Anton. A taxi or train transfer is then needed to get to the resort. You could also get the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris and travel across Europe on the train to St Anton.

 

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Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens is the highest resort in Western Europe and is popular with every type of skier. For beginners, the nursery slopes are located next to the village and a lift pass is not needed. For the more intermediate and advanced skiers, there are a variety of runs and pistes as well as easily-accessible freeriding in the Val Thorens bowl. You can also find a world class terrain park and ski cross course here. Due to the altitude of the resort, it guarantees snow from November to May. A 6-day pass at Val Thorens is not as much as St Anton, starting at €256.

Val Thorens resort is located around two hours from four international airports including Geneva and Grenoble. Regular bus transfers link the airports to the resort. You can get flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to Grenoble and London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City to Geneva.

If you are heading away on a skiing holiday this winter, book online, call us on 0208 650 5050 or download our app to book your London airport transfers with AAA Minicabs. Our airport transfer service is available at London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City, London Luton, London Stansted. Don’t forget to pre-book your return minicab as well to get you home. We will track your flight’s landing time to ensure we arrive on time. AAA also offers a free one-hour waiting period so there’s no need to worry about missing us due to delays.

AAA Minicabs’ Heathrow Airport Guide

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the UK and the second busiest in the world by international passenger traffic. The airport served 78 million passengers in 2017 with a daily average total number of 213,668. Heathrow serves 204 destinations in 85 countries from 4 terminals, with the most popular destinations being New York (JFK), Dubai, Dublin, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Where is Heathrow Airport located?

Heathrow Airport is based in Hillingdon, West London. Heathrow is easily accessible from Junction 4 of the M4 and is around a 1-hour 15-minute drive from Beckenham and Bromley and an hour drive from Croydon.

What is the history of Heathrow?

Heathrow originated in 1929 as a small airfield with the expansion to a larger airport beginning in 1944. The expansion was planned to be for long-distance military aircraft heading for the Far-East, however as the airport was nearing completion, World War 2 had ended. The airport was opened in 1946 as London Airport before being renamed as Heathrow Airport in 1966.

What is the best way to get to Heathrow Airport?

The best way is by using our AAA Minicabs’ Heathrow Airport Transfers service. When you book your Heathrow Airport transfer with AAA Minicabs, we will track your flight’s landing time so that we can ensure our drivers arrive on time to pick you up. We also offer a free one-hour waiting period in case your flight is delayed en route. You can find our Heathrow Airport transfer prices by clicking here (http://www.aaaminicabs.com/saloon-price-list/)

Other travel options include London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, the Heathrow Express, car, coach or bus.

Where can you stay nearby to Heathrow?

There are plenty of hotels by the airport if you are planning to make your flight as stress-free as possible. There are three hotels linked to terminals, Sofitel (Terminal 5), Hilton (Terminal 4) and YOTEL (Terminal 4).

What celebrities might you spot at Heathrow Airport?

The rich and famous have travelled to and from Heathrow for many years from Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and the Beatles. More recently, you are likely to see Harry Styles, the Beckhams or Rihanna.

What food, drink and shopping options are available?

You don’t have to worry about being hungry or thirsty at Heathrow. There are restaurants and cafés to suit all budgets and tastes ranging from Costa to Caviar House Oyster Bar. You can see the full list available here.

Heathrow almost has as many shops as The Glades with shops to suit all budgets. With designer labels such as Chanel, Gucci and even a Harrods and your high street shops such as Superdry, WH Smith and Accessorize. You can find a full list of the shops here

If you are really looking to get in the holiday mood and make your wait for the plane as relaxing as possible, you could even head to one of the Spas.

If you have any questions regarding our Heathrow Airport transfers, do not hesitate to contact us here.

Are you ready to book your Heathrow Airport transfer? Click here to book a minicab online or download our app here.

Have a great holiday!

AAA Minicabs’ Gatwick Airport guide

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Gatwick Airport is the second busiest airport in the UK after London Heathrow. It is estimated that more than 35 million travellers a year arrive and depart from this travel centre alone. Gatwick has two terminals – North and South and flies to destinations all over the world, including Las Vegas, New York, Vancouver, Mexico, many European destinations, India, Dubai, China and many more beautiful countries.Plane taking off

 

Where is Gatwick Airport located?

 

Gatwick Airport is located near Crawley, in the county of Sussex, South East England. Gatwick is 29.5 miles south of Central London and is close to Surrey. Gatwick is easily accessible from Junction 7 of the M25, meaning it is well connected with the UK’s extensive motorway network. Gatwick is roughly an hour drive from the Beckenham and Bromley area and is around a 45-minute drive from East Croydon.

 

What is the history of Gatwick Airport?

 

Gatwick north terminal was built in the 80'sGatwick has a vast history, it opened in the 1920’s and was used as an aerodrome. In 1933 the airport was transitioned into a commercial airport. In 1956 Gatwick was closed for a £7.8million renovation, two years later the new Gatwick was reopened by the Queen, becoming the world’s first airport with a dedicated direct railway link. At this point Gatwick was made up of just one terminal, later after a runway expansion work began on creating a second North terminal which was completed in 1984. Ever since Gatwick has gone from strength to strength with new operators and destinations joining year on year, most notably Emirates in 2012.

 

What is the best way to get to Gatwick Airport?

 

Of course, the best way to get to Gatwick is by using our dedicated minicab service! We have over 40 years’ experience when it comes to airport transfers and offer a prompt, reliable and professional service for family holidays, business trips, group trips and couples retreats. For Gatwick Airport transfer prices click here.

 

Other travel options include the Gatwick Express train, Thameslink train, by car, coach or bus.

 

Where can you stay nearby to Gatwick Airport?

 

Gatwick has plenty of hotels a short walk from its terminals. There’s a Premier Inn, a Hilton and a Holiday Inn close by. As well as luxurious options like Hotel Sofitel and Hampton Hilton if you want to get your holiday off to a grand start.

 

What celebrities might you spot at Gatwick Airport?

 

The Pope, the Queen, JFK and George Michael have all been known to grace the corridors of Gatwick. However, in recent years you’re much more likely to run into the cast of Made in Chelsea or Katie Price who lives nearby.

 

What food, drink and shopping options are available?

 

Gatwick Airport has a whole host of eating and drinking options to keep you fed and watered as you wait for your flight. With a huge range of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes you can pick from Nandos, or Caviar, whichever you prefer!Food options in Gatwick airport include Jamies italian bar

 

Gatwick Airport has shops covered too, if you’re after designer options Harrods is your go-to place but Gatwick also has high street stores too, such as Boots for your last-minute toiletries and Next in case you forget your bikini!

 

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Airport transfers with AAA minicabs

AAA Minicabs Airport transfers

With more than 40 years of experience delivering airport transfers across London, AAA Minicabs delivers a reliable, prompt and efficient service for all airport transfers.

With highly competitive rates, travel in style to your destination without the worry of finding directions or shelling out on expensive airport parking.

Whether you are travelling for work or leisure with family and friends, trust us to deliver a comfortable, safe and dependable airport transfers service.

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Follow our top tips to make sure your airport transfers experience runs as smooth as possible…

 

Before you leave the house…

  1. Check in online to avoid the queues at the airport. You can usually check in online up to 24 hours prior to your flight.
  2. Find out if your airline charges additional fees for baggage and/or an additional fee if you check your bags in person at the airport. Save yourself time and money and check your bags online at home before leaving.
  3. Verify what the airline’s weight limits are for baggage. To avoid unwanted charges, weigh your bags at home to make sure they’re not overweight. If they are overweight, remove or redistribute some items, or prepare to pay extra.
  4. Make sure you have all your travel documentation stored safely in one place that’s easy to access.
  5. If you’re travelling with a carry-on bag, make sure there are no full-size toiletries inside. All liquids and gels must be stored in a clear plastic quart-sized bag.
  6. Ensure you’re not travelling with any prohibited item or they’ll be confiscated at the airport.

 

At the airport…

  1. If you’ve checked in online, drop off your baggage (if applicable), and go to the security line.
  2. If you haven’t checked-in online prior to arrival, check in at a kiosk or in person at a check-in desk.
  3. After checking in by kiosk, drop off bags at the appropriate counter.
  4. Have your passport and boarding pass out for the security line.

 

At the security gate…

  1. Take off your shoes, belt, and any jewellery that may set off the metal detector. Make sure there is no loose change or other items in your pockets. Place all items in a tray on the conveyor belt.
  2. If you have a clear plastic bag of liquids or gels in your carry-on bag, take it out and place it in a tray next to your shoes, belt, etc.
  3. Place your bags and coat on the conveyor belt.
  4. If you are travelling with a laptop, take it out of its carrier case and onto the screening belt. Make sure it is charged or you have your battery to hand just in case security ask to see or examine the equipment.
  5. Reclaim your items and head toward the gate.

 

At the gate…

You’re almost done! Before you board the plane, check the following:

  1. Make sure your carry-on fits the aircraft’s overhead dimensions. Usually, there is a sample crate at your gate to determine if your bag will fit.
  2. Check to see if there is hot food served on board your flight. If not, you may want to purchase food and drink from the shops/restaurants in your terminal.
  3. If you have small children or a disability, you may be able to get advanced boarding privileges. Ask at the gate.

 

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