Economy class syndrome

The airlines know that passengers traveling in economy class, may suffer ‘the economy class syndrome’; it means travelers may suffer from thrombosis and even worse in some people, a deep vein thrombosis. Several factors can contribute to this in an airplane. Dehydration caused by dry air can thicken the blood, it’s added to the very small space that there’s in the seats, the immobility of the person for long hours and it is especially in the legs that we can see the problem. Of course that there are people more vulnerable than others.
The airline Qantas, aware of this risk has introduced the broadcast of a clip in its flights, becoming this way the first airline to do it.
The video was made by academics from the University of Melbourne in partnership with Physitrack Limited. There are 4 minutes where they show a series of exercises that passengers can do sitting quietly in their seats, thereby enabling the improvement of the blood circulation of the body.

Tips

It is suggested to do the exercises every hour and also to stand up and walk a bit in the driveway if possible.

 

Locked Baggage Yes or No?

Did you Know?

It’s quicker and easier for us to inspect unlocked bags, but if you prefer to lock your bags, here is our tips.

Tips

Your checked bags will be screened and may be physically searched. Although you may lock bags on flights departing Canadian airports, please note:

  • Screening officers are not allowed to break locks: they can, however, use special tools to open and re-secure recognized and accepted travel locks.
  • These locks are widely used in the United States and other countries and can be purchased at travel stores, airports and retailers in Canada and abroad.
  • These can be identified by the following logos*:

 

 

  • Ask your retailer and read the packaging to confirm locks can be opened by airport security agencies before you buy them.
  • If screening officers cannot open your lock, they will ask an airline representative to try to locate you so that you can provide the required key or combination.
  • If you cannot be found, the airline representative may break the lock to allow the physical search of your checked bag.
  • Any bag that requires a search but cannot be opened will not clear security.
  • Checked bags that do not clear security are returned to the airline.
  • If your checked bag is opened for a physical search, a “Notification of Checked Baggage Inspection” card will be placed inside.
  • CATSA assumes no liability for damage to personal property resulting from this necessary security measure.

Electronic luggage scale

Generally when we travel, we often stress with weight allowed by airlines then the electronic luggage scale is a precision tool to know the weight of your luggage, bags and objects. Depending on the product, there are some that weigh up to 100 kilos.
This is a small device with a special ergonomic form for heavy lifting. It is very easy to use, you must pass the strap around the handle of the suitcase with the device.
The most used are small electronic digital devices that operate with lithium battery. Ideal to carry even while traveling to calculate the extra weight of our purchases.

Tips

You can buy it in stores where they sell the bags and suitcases or in stores where they sell small electronics. Another solution is to buy it on line .
The price varies depending on the country, the brand and the weight that can withstand.