Sunday, September 16, 2012

Considering cheap flights and the protections for the disabled in Europe

The Europeans always try to produce an inclusive society. They don't always succeed, but there are an impressive series of laws available to reduce the risk of discriminations. Worse, not all states are equal in the way the laws are interpreted or enforced, but these opening steps have been taken to produce a practical equality of opportunity at some time in the future. Without them, discrimination would be significantly worse. One of the affected groups are the disabled or those who find they cannot move around freely. For the record, this does not include the obese. For better or worse, they choose whether to restrict their mobility.

Disability as a class only includes those who find themselves unable to reach average standards of ability due to an accident of the genes, disease or injury. So, if a seriously overweight person cannot physically sit in a seat provided by the airline, that's not the airlines fault. The choice is either not to travel or to buy two adjacent seats. Put another way, if airlines have to refit their airplanes with wider seats, this means fewer paying passengers to all must pay higher ticket prices to cover the same operating costs.

But the physically disabled cannot be victimized. So long as they can physically get through the door of the airplane, they can sit comfortably in the seat provided and there are no safety issues caused by their presence, the airlines must honor the tickets and the airports must be adapted to make access easy whether the tickets are full-price or cheap flights. This means that before the booking is made the intending passenger is required to clearly identify their needs.

The travel agent or the airline must either accommodate the passenger or make suggestions that are practical as to how travel can be made without making prices unfair once they are aware of the potential problems. This includes permitting guide dogs for those with visual disability. If the airline fails to allow boarding once the passenger has arrived at the airport for checking in, not only must there be a full refund but statutory compensation will be payable and there can separate civil action and government enforcement by way of fines. Cheap flights must be equally available to all citizens regardless of ability.

Friday, August 17, 2012

How to Choose the Engagement Ring

If you are considering purchasing or selling a diamond, there are some things that need to be kept in mind so that you are happy with the overall process. Of course, you will need to learn the four C’s of diamonds, cut, clarity, color and the carat, which will help you to choose a diamond that is right for you. It is also important for you to understand that not all of those aspects of the diamond are going to be as important as each other. For example, you would want to make sure that you get a cut that was as good as possible, as that is going to make a significant difference in its brilliance. You can when it comes to the color of the diamond or even the carat weight. An example of this would be if you were trying to get a 2 carat diamond ring and purchased one that was 1.96 carats. The price savings is quite significant.

It is likely that you are going to look into the possibility of purchasing diamonds online. In some cases, this can work to your benefit because some people use the same service to sell engagement ring diamonds or the entire ring. Of course, you are going to end up spending more than what they paid for the item, but it is likely that you are going to find a significant discount when compared to purchasing something that is brand-new (Source: Diamonds Online by Diamond Buyers). Just make sure that it is to your style and that is exactly what you are looking for and you can enjoy those savings from a trusted resource.