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Let's invent a new way to deal with delays!  

Let's assume that delays are an unavoidable fact of life.  Annoying, but there you go.  So how can we take advantage of that? Thinking about journeys by any mode or modes of transport (car, bus, train, bike etc.) what new products or services can you think of to make delays life-enriching or get journeys back on track? 

 

 

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  1. Denise Bennett
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I don't know if this is of interest or not but I thought I would pass it on. It popped up in my Inbox having escaped my Spam filters.  It must be a sign!! ;-) It's a delayed flight compensation site that reckons it can help you claim compensation if you have had a flight delayed within the last six years. http://www.airdelay.co.uk/?utm_source=gingernut Ironmaiden reminded me of her experience with compensation so I have edited this post to include the link....

Gill Chedgey
by Gill Chedgey
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Maybe I'm just in a pessimistic mood today (jetlagged, sorry) but how would you make a delay life-enriching? If I'm delayed, I want to know why and what's being done about it. There aren't products or services that can help with this. If my plane is broken having an app isn't going to fix it. If I'm stuck in traffic with no option to turn around or take another route there isn't a product that's going to help.   Sure you can entertain yourself.. read a book, have a drink, watch a...

Hannah Smith
by Hannah Smith
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A few years ago I was at Butlins in Minehead for a bit of (what turned out to be!) a slightly drunnken and most excellent weekend. I seemed to find myself in numerous queues over the weekend, and next to each queue was the same bloody machine (like the one in picture)! These things have a set of light boxes on the base, which lit up in a certain order, depending which song you picked from a set list, and you basically follow the dance steps.  Now while I am standing at a station, with an...

Neil Kennedy
by Neil Kennedy
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I love travelling by train, especially steam ones, so comfortable and lots to look at. We were in a traffic jam not long ago, I believe there was a twelve mile jam, and we were stuck for about 2 hours. It was just me and my husband,  we lisstened too music, we talked about a lot of things plaed I spy, and my husband found some games on his phone we played,somethinh he didn't often do. But it made such a difference, the time went by much faster, My husband has suggested a beer tap on the...

Denise Bennett
by Denise Bennett
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If I have a delay tell me what my options are.Give me a ticket scanning point which recognises the journey you are on or planning to take, recognises the delay and gives you options on what you can do next including offering to change ticket.

Neil Kennedy
by Neil Kennedy
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It would be great if travel companies gave you complimentary luggage storage if your method of transport was going to be delayed over a prescribed time (possibly one hour or more). This could work in train stations and also airports where you had carry on luggage and even bus stations. It could come in the form of a voucher if there was already a luggage storage provider at the location or they could set up one up themselves if a big enough company. This would give travellers greater...

Fiona Boubert
by Fiona Boubert
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http://www.digitalspy.com/tech/news/a782738/how-to-get-your-greasy-mitts-on-dominos-emergency-pizza-button/    

kate thacker
by kate thacker
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My first SatNav I had included live traffic updates... I assume downloaded through the gps from sattelites... don't know how it worked, but it was brilliant... helped me know how to avoid issues whilst on the go. The glass on the screen broke however, I was given a new SatNav, and my new one doesn't have the same facility. However, the technology is there... so why can't this technology to transmit delays and information regarding the delay, plus alternative routes to your SatNav be more...

Janet Bradley
by Janet Bradley
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Janet Bradley

When stuck in a jam finding out local information over the radio. An active journey information source.  Drive up the M1 find out the history of it or what happended near by. like the US historical markers. Sat nav could show you the history route before you leave and give you options for finding out about anything.  Why is Forton Services now Lancaster and Why does it have a big Tower?

Julian Starkey
by Julian Starkey
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With the increase in the use of mobile technology digital hubs would be a welcome addition in many travel locations, bus stations, train stations, airports, motorway services. A place to charge your devices, access free wifi, use touchscreen devices if you don't have a digital device. A place to support your connectivity, check travel information, make travel changes and generally entertain you particularly during delays. I would expect services to be in the main free or low charge but...

Fiona Boubert
by Fiona Boubert
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