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Emirates A380 First Class Video

Viernes, 19 de octubre de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

On April 30, 2011 a passenger treated himself to a First Class Suite on Emirates Airlines A380 Super Jumbo from Bangkok to Hong Kong. The BKK-HKG segment is a short continuation of Emirates flight from Dubai to Hong Kong via BKK. It’s around 3 hours.

Should there be child-free zones on planes and trains?

Viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

At 35,000ft, the klaxon-like howl of a distressed toddler screeches through a pressurised cabin. For travellers already stressed by lengthy security checks, crammed into cramped seating and unnerved by the very fact of being so high above ground, it’s almost enough to make them shatter the Plexiglas windows and jump. One airline is offering what it says is a solution. Budget carrier Air Asia says from February it will provide a “quiet zone” for passengers aged 12 and over at no extra cost.

**聽 Read and Grin all the article, and Enjoy the weekend隆

聽聽聽聽聽 Should there be child-free zones on planes and trains?

聽聽聽聽 John Kelly- BBC-News聽 27-Sep-2012

International travel “makes athletes ill”

Jueves, 9 de agosto de 2012 Twitter 1 comentario

The study – published聽in “British Journal of Sports Medicine” -聽tracked the daily health of 259 elite rugby players competing in the 2010 Super 14 Rugby Tournament. Over 16 weeks, teams from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand played in all three countries. For matches played outside home turf after international travel, illness incidence was higher.聽聽Infections accounted for most of the reported illnesses. They suggest that various stressors could be involved, including changes in pollution, temperature, allergens, humidity, altitude, as well as different food, germs, and culture. It is suggested聽 that increased illness from travel is more likely to be due to the fact that the person is out of their normal environment instead of flying.

One of the authors, Prof Schwellnus said: “These findings could be relevant to the Olympics and might contribute to a home advantage.” Will there be this, one of the reasons because home atheletes win more medals at Olympics?聽 Tell us what you think..

** International travel makes athletes ill聽/ By Anna-Marie Lever/ BBC.com / 09-August-2012

** Crossing 5+ time zones more than doubles illness risk for elite athletes / By Stephanie Burns /Eurekalert.org

** Elite athletes travelling to international destinations >5 time zone differences from their home country have a 2鈥3-fold increased risk of illness聽/ Abstract

By Martin P Schwellnus ,Wayne Elton Derman et al聽 / British Journal of Sports Medicine -June 2012

The role of U.S. airports in disease epidemics

Mi茅rcoles, 25 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

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聽聽聽聽 Your airport is a Petri Dish聽/ Brian Fung / The Atlantic / 24th July-2012

Los discapacitados denuncian discriminaci贸n en aerol铆neas “low cost” y cruceros

Lunes, 7 de mayo de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

El Comit茅 Espa帽ol de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad (Cermi) ha denunciado discriminaci贸n por parte de las aerol铆neas de bajo coste y de los cruceros. Las quejas son, en concreto, por el trato recibido por personas con movilidad reducida. Ya se ha sancionado recientemente a una compa帽铆a de bajo coste. En marzo pasado la compa帽铆a Easy Jet compareci贸 ante los juzgados franceses por haber impedido volar a una mujer discapacitada que no iba acompa帽ada.

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聽聽聽聽 Los dicapacitados denuncian discriminaci贸n en aerolineas low ost y cruceros

聽聽聽 ABC.com/ 07-05-2012

Malaria – A hidden threat-

Lunes, 30 de abril de 2012 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

In 2010, about 3.3 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – were at risk of malaria. Every year, this leads to about 216 million malaria cases and an estimated 655.000 deaths. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable, but aside from this, Malaria is also a threat to expatriates and travelers, posing a risk that should never 聽be overstated. World Malaria Day – which was instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in May 2007 – is a day for recognizing the global effort to provide effective control of malaria. It was celebrated 25th April and we remind you the importance of protecting all the employees at risk

** World Malaria Day / WHO

** Protecting your employees from Malaria / International SOS MAlaria Brochure

Mapa Mundial SOS de Riesgo Sanitario para viajeros

Mi茅rcoles, 21 de marzo de 2012 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

Aqu铆 pod茅is ver聽 en pdf la versi贸n de 2012 del Mapa Mundial del Riesgo Sanitario para viajeros y expatriados de International SOS. Asigna una escala de menor a mayor riesgo por colores facilmente reconocible, atendiendo a factores tales como riesgo enfermedad infecciosa, asistencia m茅dica y farmaceutica disponible; as铆 como, otras posibles barreras de tipo cultural, ling眉istica o administrativas. Este mapa puede ser de ayuda a la hora de planificar la gesti贸n de la salud de los viajeros o de trabajadores desplazados.聽

NOTA: Ver茅is聽 que algunos pa铆ses como Jap贸n, no aparecen en verde cuando tienen buenos sistemas sanitarios. La raz贸n es que las barreras culturales son tan importantes para los occidentales, que suponen un riesgo real para su acceso a los cuidados sanitarios.

** Mapa SOS Riesgos Sanitarios para Viajeros 2012

聽聽聽聽聽 International SOS

Tips for Travelling with Diabetes

Mi茅rcoles, 14 de marzo de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

Dr. Anne Peters introduces in this paper and video many useful tips for diabetics who travel by commercial planes. She talks about helping patients with doubts about their disease and how can be affected by traveling. She focuses on patients who take insulin. She highlights topics as Planning for Emergencies ,Dealing With Time Changes聽,Other Medications to Take Along聽聽or Carrying Enough Supplies and Insulin Options. Very advisable for Ame’s as weel as General Physicians -

For Seeing the video聽or Reading the paper,聽you must log in -free- at Medscape.com

** Travelling with Diabetes: Help your patients prepare聽-Video 7 min – English

聽聽聽聽 Anne L. Peters M.D

** More information Advising patients travelling 聽abroad

Compa帽铆a a茅rea demandada tras morir un hombre por la comida del avi贸n

Mi茅rcoles, 14 de diciembre de 2011 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

Seg煤n informa Europa Press desde Miami , los familiares de un pasajero que viajaba en un vuelo operado por American 聽Airlines (AA) han demandado a la aerol铆nea por servir una comida en mal estado que le caus贸 la muerte y, adem谩s, por no atenderle adecuadamente cuando presentaba s铆ntomas de malestar durante el trayecto.聽El hecho tuvo lugar el pasado 28 de mayo despu茅s de que聽el聽afectado聽consumiera un plato que ‘supuestamente‘ conten铆a pollo en mal estado durante el vuelo Barcelona-Nueva York a bordo de un avi贸n de AA. La familia apunta a que se cometi贸 alg煤n tipo de negligencia al almacenar o conservar la comida ya que estaba contaminada con la bacteria ‘Clostridium Perfringens’.

** American Airlines demandada tras morir un hombre por la comida del avi贸n

聽聽聽聽聽聽 El Mundo / 2-12-2011

Spotlight on Prevention for travelers and expatriates

Lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

In the coming weeks International SOS and Control Risks have organized a free-access Web Seminars on prevention management in the areas of health and safety for expatriates and travelers, which may be of interest. In the attached link you can sign if you wish to attend or聽 can ask for a recording of the event.

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