84 lime January - March 2009 SAVE ON YOUR TRAVEL! FOR A FULL OVERVIEW OF OUR SPECIAL PROMOTIONS, KEEP VISITING WWW. LIAT. COM LIMELIAT FLY HEALTHY... Y BE RESTED Get a good night's sleep before you travel, eat a light meal and do some gentle exercise( s) before leaving. Y DRESS COMFORTABLY Wear cool, loose- fi tting clothing and shoes that are not too restrictive. Y UNDER PRESSURE? If your ears feel blocked during take- off and landing, ease pressure by sucking a sweet, yawning or swallowing. Y KEEP MOVING! Keep your circulation going by standing up and walking in the aisle where possible – and repeat some of our recommended exercises at regular intervals. Y EAT RIGHT Eat a light, well- balanced meal before you travel, avoiding excessive salt, sugar and dairy products. Try to steer clear of fi zzy drinks and gaseous food. Eating and drinking in excess ( except water!) or consuming the wrong type of food can lead to indigestion and uncomfortable bloating. Y STAY FOCUSED If you are prone to motion sickness during take-off, landing or in the event of turbulence, focus on a fi xed object. Follow our top tips to help you reach your destination feeling fresh EXERCISE! Keep your circulation going with these easy in- seat exercises: Y SHOULDER ROTATION Raise your shoulders up and rotate back to front. Repeat several times in each direction. Y FINGER/ TOE STRETCH Clench fingers inward towards palms, then stretch outwards. Repeat several times and do the same with your toes. Y ANKLE ROTATION Lift one foot off the floor, keeping your leg stationary. Move it in small circular motions in each direction. Repeat with other foot. Y FOOT FLEX With heels on the floor, lift your toes upward as far as possible, hold for several seconds, then relax and repeat several times. Y HEEL LIFT Lift one heel as high as possible while keeping toes on the floor, then relax heel to the floor. Repeat while alternating right and left heels. Y NECK ROLL Bring chin to chest, then slowly rotate head clockwise several times. Repeat in other direction. Hydrate The low cabin humidity in planes can cause dry eyes, nose and throat, especially on longer journeys. Drink plenty of water and fruit juice and keep alcohol, tea and coffee to a minimum as these can lead to dehydration. If possible, remove contact lenses and apply skin moisturiser and lip balm. Keep it handy Pack essentials in your carry-on bag for quick, easy access. Don't forget medication, your glasses or contact lens case, and a toothbrush! For clarity on what can be carried on board, turn to page 86.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE As you travel around our beautiful region, try a new activity to lift your spirits and boost your stamina. MOUNTAIN BIKING Started by biking adrenalin junkies during the 1970s in California, mountain biking has changed dramatically over the years, growing from a little-known hobby to a mainstream activity with several categories, including cross- country, downhill, dirt jumping, freeride and trials. Y WHAT IS IT? Mountain biking entails riding off- road, often over rough terrain. Because of the variety of trails, it is a sport the whole family can enjoy; all you need is a bike with wide, knobbly tyres, large frame tubing, suspension shock absorbers and a helmet. Y WHERE? Mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular on many islands. But for a unique experience try Bike St Lucia's jungle biking adventure, which houses trails to thrill the fi rst-timer right through to the extreme rider ( www. bikestlucia. com). Y GOOD FOR? Mountain biking is a great way to get fi t and healthy. It builds up your cardio- vascular system, optimises fat burning and strengthens leg muscles. Y ANY DANGERS? Injuries range from cuts and abrasions from falls on gravel to serious injuries such as striking your head on a boulder or tree. So wearing protective equipment is vital. Also essential is picking the right trail for your experience and fi tness. Y HOW? Depending on experience, it is best to start with some lessons until you fi nd your feet. There are a number of resorts and operators offering tuition and mountain biking holidays throughout the Caribbean. January - March 2009 lime 85 RESERVATIONS Y 1- 888- 844- LIAT ( 5428) for customers calling from most destinations within the Caribbean region. Y 866 549- 5428 for customers calling from Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Y 480 5582 for customers calling from Antigua Y ( 268) 480- 5601/ 2 for customers calling from any other country Y Email: reservations@ liatairline. com CUSTOMER SERVICES At LIAT we place great importance on our customers. We strive to deliver a superior product and service, but recognise there will be times when things don't go accordingly to plan. We are always looking to improve our customer service, and we like to recognise those employees who do deliver exceptional service. So please contact us to share all of your travel experiences. Y Tel: ( 268) 480 5634/ 5629 Y Fax: ( 268) 480 5635 Y Email: customerrelations@ liatairline. com BAGGAGE Y Tel: ( 268) 480 5705 Y Email: baggage@ liatairline. com When contacting us with a baggage enquiry, please have the following information to hand or in your email, so we can most effi ciently follow- up on your query: Y Name of passengers Y Nature of problem / complaint Y Date of incident, fl ight information, island where incident occurred Y Amount of expenditure, if any Y Mailing address Please keep receipts for any expenditures and the passenger receipt from your ticket. For a full set of contact details for the baggage station near you, visit www. liat. com QUIKPAK Looking to send small packages by air? Use our freight service, by contacting: Y Tel: ( 268) 480 5733/ 4/ 5 For a full set of contact details for all offi ces in the LIAT organisation, please visit www. liat. com CONTACT US