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first_img10. Set an alarm so you don’t miss your plane”Set an alarm on your phone to go off at boarding time, it’s easy to get distracted in the departure lounge.”Chris Sharp, Engineer, Skyscanner11. Make a good impression at immigration”I’ve had some very varied experiences arriving at immigration, particularly in the USA, ranging from being processed quickly in a few minutes to being asked to go off to the interview room for a secondary interview (that was a fun start to my honeymoon). Be smartly dressed, polite and well spoken, make good eye contact with the immigration official and have a clear idea of where you are going next (name of hotel, car hire). Never ever make jokes and do not use your mobile phone. Also make sure you have a credit card to hand and if possible local currency as you may be asked to prove you are able to pay your way If you are travelling on business, never say ‘I am here to work’ as they will be concerned that you are going to be working illegally; a better phrase is: ‘I am here to have some meetings with business colleagues’.”Robert Smith, Technical Manager, Skyscanner*The study was carried out with feedback from 200 UK travellers who have travelled from the UK’s top airports (according to Skyscanner data) to a Domestic or European destination in the last 6 months.The Five Fastest Ranking was calculated by awarding a speed score to each airport. The weighted speed score was calculated by comparing the number of non-fast track passengers flying to European and domestic destinations reaching their gate in less than 15mins, less than 30 mins and over 45 mins for each airport. Each airport had a minimum of 10 respondents and a maximum of 45. Looking for more travel hacks? Try these…20 top airport tips: How to stay calm and save time at the airportSkyscanner’s seasoned travellers share 20 of their best secrets on how to improve your airport experience; from how to jump the check-in queue to how to get an upgrade.50 insider travel tips & tricks: what we’ve learned about travellingFrom the philosophical to the funny, the serious to the silly, we present our list of learnings from travelling the world.Skyscanner is the worlds travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 1. Pick a fast airportHave you ever wondered if it’s quicker getting through one airport than it is another? Well we’ve run a study to find out which of our most popular UK airports are the fastest and the results are in. Congratulations to Birmingham for taking poll position! Skyscanner’s Five Fastest UK Airports*1 Birmingham2 Edinburgh3 Glasgow4 Bristol5 London Heathrow2. Speedy start”Try and book airlines that allow on-line check in and offer a bag drop service. By taking advantage of this not only are you more likely to get the seat you want in advance but when you arrive to the airport you can either head straight through security with your hand luggage or quickly drop off your bag at the dedicated desk. Book a seat near a door on the left hand side and you will likely be one of the first to disembark too.”Dan from Dan Flying Solo 3. Look before you leave”Before you head off through security, check you have all the right documents (passports, tickets, visas) as well as your wallet and phone. Realising you’ve left something behind once through security can waste valuable time as you will need to be escorted back out. Also whenever you get up to leave somewhere at the airport – in a café, a bar or at the gate – always turn round and make sure you haven’t left anything behind – like your tickets.”Lucie MacNeill, Growth Junior Executive, Skyscanner4. Be prepared”Get as prepared as you can and check-in online before you fly. Some airlines allow you to check in online 24 hours before so you just drop your bag at the airport, saving you having to wait in the queue to check in. If you do have to check-in a bag at the airport, only take what you need with you on the plane and pack everything else in your hold luggage. What slows you down at security is having to remove your laptop, liquids and belt, so pack your liquids in your main luggage if you can.”Lisa, from Girl About The Globe5. Find out what time you need to arrive for airport check-in”Before you head to the airport, plan ahead and find out what time you need to check in for your flight. This information is usually given once booking and can be found on your boarding pass or in the booking confirmation. Remember check-in times can vary depending on your destination.”Cat McGloin, Travel Editor, Skyscanner 6. Dress appropriately”You know you’re going to have to take off your coat, hat, and shoes, so don’t wear tons of layers that are going to take forever to take off and put on just so you can walk through the x-ray machine.”Alyssa from Life’s A Movie7. Be ready for security”Make sure you have all your liquids, pastes and gels that are in containers of less than 100ml already in a sealable plastic bag before you get to security, and make sure it is easy to get to. Same goes for laptops and tablets. If you’re wearing a belt with a metal buckle, it’s best to take it off anyway, even if you’re not asked to do so as it’ll save you time from backtracking. These things are simple and obvious when you fly often, but if you’re not used to it, it’s not always clear what to do at security!”Sam from Indefinite Adventure 8. Never join the security queue with kids in it”Go for the one with the ‘suits’. It will move much quicker.”Alistair Hann, Chief Technology Officer, Skyscanner9. Backpacks are best”Although wheelie suitcases have become the go to for travelling, backpacks are still my favourite to get through an airport quickly. Not only can you skirt through the crowds quicker, you can usually fit more in and skip the dreaded ‘weight and fit it in the box’ test. By only using hand luggage you can also get out of the airport quicker on the other side!”Dan from Dan Flying Solo RelatedNewcastle Airport Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationIf you’re heading off on holiday or meeting a friend or family member arriving at the airport you can stay up to date with the latest Newcastle Airport flight departures and arrivals information with the Skyscanner flight status board below. Find cheap flights direct from Newcastle  Download our app NCL…20 top airport tips: How to stay calm and save time at the airportA weekend city break, a big family holiday, or a last minute business trip: whatever the reason you find yourself stressed out at the airport, here are a few insider tips from Skyscanner’s seasoned travellers. From secrets on how to jump the check-in queue to how to get an upgrade.…Leeds Bradford Airport Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationCheck the latest flight arrivals and departures at Leeds Bradford Airport with the Skyscanner flight status board. We have all the latest flight information for you whether you’re meeting family and friends at the airport or keeping up to date with your own flight’s status. Find cheap flights direct from…last_img read more

Top Contenders for Fight of the Year

first_img Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt MMA Fighting Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Accessories More From Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Standard BJJ Gi Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson Few would argue that Cain Velasquez is the most talented all-around heavyweight in UFC history. But, in large part due to injuries, he’s missing a big enough body of work to not be called an all-time great. After shoulder and knee surgeries, Velasquez is scheduled to step back into the cage for the first time in 20 months and defend his heavyweight title against Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City in the main event of UFC 188 on June 13. It’s UFC’s second attempt to headline Mexico City with Velasquez, and it’s the second straight sellout at the 21,000-seat Arena Ciudad.Velasquez’s parents were born in Mexico, and for years he’s been the company’s biggest star in that country. But fighting in Mexico City presents a unique challenge. Velasquez’s success and reputation has been built on being not just the best conditioned heavyweight perhaps ever in MMA history, but a man who Herschel Walker — who himself has been around big athletes in football, track, MMA, martial arts and even bobsled racing — called the best conditioned man of his size that he’d ever seen.Unlike Werdum (19-5-1), who lived in Mexico City for months before both fights, Velasquez (13-1) gave himself two weeks to acclimate his body to the new surroundings. And he doesn’t appear too worried about it, noting that whenever he’s been to Mexico City for promotional appearances, he’s trained there. “Every time I go down there, I always go for a run,” he said. “I’ve done some other training there, light sparring stuff. I haven’t [had a problem]. I’ve run pretty hard. I know a fight is different. But I felt it hasn’t been a bad transition. I’ll run and I feel fine, but if I go up a flight of stairs, I’ll feel it then. I’m going two weeks before the fight. I think two weeks is early enough.”Mexico City is 7,832 feet above sea level, even higher than elevated U.S. cities like Denver (5,280 feet) and Albuquerque (5,352 feet).More than Werdum, the biggest questions surrounding Velasquez for this fight are those centered on ring rust after so much time off, as well as if (and when) the physical wear and tear of his various injuries will bring him down to the level of the rest of the pack.”It wasn’t one instance where my knee got hurt,” Velasquez said about the period leading to the Nov. 15 fight that fell through. “The year-in and year-out of training, the knee was breaking down, and it gave out in that moment. There’s one thing I knew I couldn’t do, and that was go on the ground. And that was the one thing I needed to do in this fight. I was in a fight injured before, and not been able to do what I wanted to do. It wasn’t fair to me and it wasn’t fair to the fans.”Somewhat lost in all this is that Werdum comes into the bout as the interim champion, based on finishing Mark Hunt in Mexico City in the last fight Velasquez pulled out of. Werdum is the Spanish language voice of UFC broadcasts in Mexico. Against almost anyone else, Werdum would go into Arena Ciudad as a huge crowd favorite, as he was against Hunt.Velasquez was there that night, as a coach and teammate of the Team Mexico fighters in a Mexico vs. Latin America season of The Ultimate Fighter. He coached that season against a team from other Latin American countries, headed up by Werdum. After the season ended, a number of the members of that team relocated to San Jose, and trained at Velasquez’s home gym, the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA). That night at UFC 180, his Team Velasquez had a big night.”It was definitely bittersweet,” he said about the first show. “The good thing was all the guys from the TUF show from Team Mexico fought and won. It was a good experience as a coach and as a teammate and as a fan being able to coach them. The bitter part was the fight with Werdum and Mark Hunt. I wished I was out there fighting.”So with the time drawing near, the fighter who comes across more machine than man — like an almost emotionless Vulcan type, yet who explodes like a Tasmanian devil once the cage door locks — says that he’s excited to finally achieve a dream of fighting south of the border.”It sucks that I couldn’t make the first one,” he said. “I always, when asked about the place I wanted to fight, it was always Mexico City. I’m happy I’m getting the opportunity to fight there again.”On paper, Werdum presents perhaps Velasquez’s most difficult stylistic threat. Velasquez’s game is about wearing people out standing and keeping constant pressure, before taking them down and putting a hurting on them when he gets them there. But of all the heavyweights, Werdum is considered the most dangerous off his back, a reputation proven five years ago this month when he submitted the man at that time considered to be the greatest heavyweight in MMA history, Fedor Emelianenko, in Velasquez’s hometown of San Jose.”I find him dangerous, yeah, I feel like he’s a complete fighter,” said Velasquez. “He does everything. He punches, he kicks, he’s really good on the ground, and he’s always getting better. Every time we see him fight, we see a new and improved Werdum, a guy who has more skills. That’s what makes him dangerous. In the last fight with Mark Hunt, he was losing on the ground and losing on his feet. But then he threw that knee and knocked Hunt out, so even if he’s losing, he’s still dangerous.”Still, Velasquez’s trainer, Javier Mendez, is less cautious than he’s been for any of Velasquez’s fights since he won the title from Brock Lesnar in 2010.”I’m very confident in this one,” said Mendez. “He’s gonna kill him. Werdum has no chance. Cain’s gonna do what he wants to do with him. Junior dos Santos is still the biggest threat to Cain Velasquez. In all respect to the other guys, Cain and Junior are at another level. I’m stating facts. Come June 13, Werdum can prove us wrong. But I don’t think he will.”Mendez feels that Dos Santos is still the biggest threat to the title. But because they’ve fought three times, with Velasquez dominating the second and third fights, another fight between them isn’t likely to happen soon. “Werdum’s not going to be able to handle the intensity,” Mendez said. “He’s not going to be able to handle the cardio. His best chance is a knockout or a submission. He can’t win a decision. Nobody can beat Cain in a decision. He’s never lost a round except for the one fight (where Dos Santos knocked him out in the first round to take the title in 2011).”Keep this in mind, Mark Hunt lost 23 kilos (51 pounds) in three weeks before the fight. What happened in the first round? What happened in the second round before Mark Hunt hit the wall? Thank God Mark Hunt had the balls to lose that weight so quickly and fight a guy who had prepared in the altitude. Hunt wasn’t prepared to lose that weight in that time and be in shape for that altitude.”But he does give Werdum credit for being an improved fighter.”What’s improved greatly is his striking,” he said. “He’s well rounded. He may be the best guy at taking someone down without having any wrestling experience. He’s great, but Cain and Dos Santos are at a different level.” More: Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Good Night Tee Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series Salecenter_img ProMax 440 BJJ GI Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Latest From MMA Warehouse Lockdown duffle bag Latest From Our Partners Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Apparel ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Standard Ranked Rashguard Gloves Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs inlast_img read more