41% of people less likely to use public transport now – AA Ireland

Around 2 in 5 people (41%) say they’re less likely to use public transport now compared to before the pandemic, while 4% say they are more likely to use it now. Those are the findings of a recent poll of 8,241 people (AA Customers) by AA Ireland.  It comes as data from the Central Statistics Office… Continue reading 41% of people less likely to use public transport now – AA Ireland

How to pack carry-on luggage like a pro!

A talent is (air)borne There are good and bad things about long distance relationships. Well, I’ve found at least one good thing; I can now fit everything plus the kitchen sink into a single piece of hand luggage. It all started when my boyfriend, now husband, decided to become a pilot. Never marry a pilot,… Continue reading How to pack carry-on luggage like a pro!

Why You Should Buy Travel Insurance Before You Fly

Almost 1 in 3 travel insurance claims made by Irish customers are lodged before the holiday has even begun, recent research has found. 30% of Travel Insurance Claims Are Made Before Departure In an analysis of its own claims data since 2012, AA Travel Insurance found that on average 30% of claims made each year… Continue reading Why You Should Buy Travel Insurance Before You Fly

1 in 7 Holiday-goers Experience Forgotten Passport Nightmare

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Just under 1 in 7 Irish holiday-goers have arrived at an airport only to realise they forgot their passport, recent research has found. In response to a survey of over 5,000 Irish people undertaken by AA Travel Insurance, 13.08% of respondents stated that they had arrived at an airport only to realise they had forgotten… Continue reading 1 in 7 Holiday-goers Experience Forgotten Passport Nightmare

1 in 4 Require Medical Attention While Abroad

Almost one in four Irish people have required medical attention while abroad due to an unexpected illness or injury, recent research has found. In response to an AA Travel Insurance survey of over 5,000 Irish holiday-goers, 24.21% of respondents stated that they had required medical attention while abroad on at least one occasion. Meanwhile, a… Continue reading 1 in 4 Require Medical Attention While Abroad

Poor Timekeeping a Leading Cause of Almost Missing a Flight

Over half of Irish holiday-goers have come close to missing a flight as a result of poor time management according to a recent AA survey. An AA Travel Insurance survey of almost 4,000 AA customers and members found that 50.07% of respondents admitted that in the past they had lost track of time while at… Continue reading Poor Timekeeping a Leading Cause of Almost Missing a Flight

Adults rely on tech during travel with kids, says AA

Press Release: AA Travel Insurance has revealed that parents are using technology to make flights ‘easier’ when their kids are in tow, with 30% giving them a handheld tablet or iPad to avoid boredom or tantrums. A number of parents also admitted they relied on medication to get though a long-haul flight, with 10% saying… Continue reading Adults rely on tech during travel with kids, says AA

Irish skiers lagging behind when it comes to helmets, AA finds

Less than half wore helmet on their last trip While the wearing of helmets among skiers and snowboarders has become more popular during the last decade, it seems that Irish based enthusiasts are lagging behind those hailing from other parts of Europe and the US. In a Poll by AA Travel Insurance of 830 people… Continue reading Irish skiers lagging behind when it comes to helmets, AA finds