New Year’s resolutions date back to around 4000 years ago when the ancient Babylonians made annual promises to their gods to pay back debts and return borrowed items. Nowadays the tradition is more about self-improvement and personal growth, often setting unachievable goals and being notoriously bad at sticking at them!
There is a lot to be said about taking time out to reflect on our goals and growth, especially now in a world that is full of chaos that feels a little out of control. Airport Angels started 2020 and ended 2021 with a very different set of goals, challenges and experiences. We are pretty proud of ourselves for making it this far, it’s not been ideal yet has challenged us to adapt and given us the opportunities. While there is still some uncertainty about what the future holds for the Travel Industry we hope the launch of our ‘Flying Angels’ service is another stepping stone to keeping our new year’s resolution…. Airport Angels only have one, and that is; ‘To be more awesome than we were last year’ and we know this is achievable.
There are a wealth of reasons why our current airport services may just not be quite enough for some passengers;
- The Unaccompanied Minor service that has been so heavily relied on in the past is no longer operational due to Covid.
- The airline offering the best flight option does not provide an Unaccompanied Minor service and the passenger is too young to be accepted on the flight without being accompanied by an adult.
- The heightened anxiety and worry for parents and guardians of sending a young one alone on a flight when so much additional paperwork is needed, previously a passport alone was enough worry!
- Reduced flight options, our service is available across all flights including Low Cost airlines.
- Using our UK Airport Angels services is great but there is no assistance for the passenger outside the UK.
We know from nearly a decade of experience (and reviews) that the peace of mind we provide to parents when children are flying alone is indispensable and we wanted to take that a step further to ensure that we can meet the needs of every passenger in our care.
Flying Angels – ‘Putting the Accompanied into Unaccompanied Minor’.
Launching our in-flight chaperone service means that our Airport Angels are now able to accompany passengers from a UK departure airport to their destination where they will handover in the Arrivals Hall. They are also able to fly from the UK to any destination and collect passengers at Check-In, accompanying them back to the UK. Flying Angels is a bespoke service, tailored and costed to meet every requirement, nothing is too much!
Everyone who has used our airport services knows our ‘pink angel’ is there waiting, for this products there is no pink involved….it’s blue and gold but our trusty angel still makes her mark.
We believe that there is no better team to fulfil the flying Angels positions than our current staff. They have gained years of airport experience, hold all the required qualifications but most importantly, the knowledge of how nerve wracking it can be for passengers travelling alone, we truly believe there is no one more up to the task.
Our new service is currently available on all airlines departing and arriving at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted & Glasgow.
Our Flying Angels service is targeted at any passenger who, for whatever reason requires a chaperone throughout their journey. Although our business focuses on providing services for children and young people we are aware that the need for our Airport Angels extends to groups, adult clients and those with specific needs. We are happy to provide our Flying Angels chaperone care to anyone who needs us.
Now ! Our service was launched at the end of 2021, it is available 365 days of the year on request. All booking requests should come to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org where you will receive a personalised service tailor-made to all requirements.
It is said that 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February, we know we can keep ours by remembering;
The more specific we make our goal, the more vivid it will be in our imagination, the more encouraged we’ll be and the more likely it is we will succeed….because YES, WE CAN !!