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12/01

Buzz Aldrin Is Medically Evacuated From Antarctica
Buzz Aldrin's evacuation from a remote part of the world display's the importance of having an excellent travel assistance plan. If he was an Assist America member, every aspect of his evacuation would have been arranged and paid for by us.

11/30

Airline Strike
Airline strikes, or threats of strikes, happen all over the world almost every day.  Most are resolved fairly quickly but even with that said, a daylong disruption can wreak havoc on travel plans.

11/29

You'll Soon Be Able to Experience Your Favorite Nintendo Games at 3 Universal Resorts
Universal is teaming up with Nintendo to bring a nostalgic treat to its theme parks in Osaka, Orlando, and Hollywood. The new immersive attractions will give visitors “the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure,” immersing them in popular Nintendo games.

11/23

Happy Thanksgiving from Assist America
George Washington initially set the date of Thanksgiving on October 3, calling the celebration the ‘National Thanksgiving Proclamation.’ After this, the date of Thanksgiving in the United States, varied depending with each state scheduled its own holiday, some as early as October and others as late as January and was largely unknown in the American South.

11/22

Tsunami Safety Tips
With the recent earthquake in Japan and the possibility of a tsunami occurring, understanding what a Tsumani is and how best to prepare is key information.

11/10

WATCH: The Jetkids Bedbox Transforms from Suitcase to Cot
The last thing you want to see on an airplane is a passenger turning their respective seat into an actual bed. That is, unless, that passenger happens to be an adorable child.

11/08

‘Snakes on a Plane’ Just Got Too Real
It was “Snakes on a Plane” IRL on an Aeromexico flight to Mexico City from Torreon on Sunday, reports the Associated Press, and the footage is going viral. 

11/03

40 airport secrets only insiders know
Traveling to a new city or country is fun and exciting — but dealing with the hassle at the airport is not. From expensive flights and annoying fees to long lines and unexpected delays, traveling via plane can be one huge headache.

11/01

Fist Bumps Heard 'Round the World
Frontiers Conference Highlights UPMC and Pitt Excellence

10/27

ASSISTANCE CASE STUDY
She reported that one of their insureds was hospitalized in PA following some sort of cardiac event. The student had answered the door for a delivery at her host family’s home and simply dropped to the ground. The delivery driver called 911 and performed CPR until first responders were able to arrive...

10/25

Cross Bermuda Triangle Off Unsolved Mysteries List
Someone went and Scooby-Dooed that entire Bermuda Triangle thing. According to The New York Post, we can nearly put to bed the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle and what may have caused so many aircraft to go missing in that part of the world.

10/20

The Surprises of Airport Dining
Spend a lot of time in airports? That’s an unequivocal yes for those of us in the travel  industry, along with those lucky people who take vacations—lots of vacations.

10/18

Domestic First Class: Who Does It Best?
For many years, U.S.-based airlines focused much of their cabin upgrades on their international fleets. Domestic First Class remained feeling like it was stuck in the 1970s, when First Class meant a wide seat that reclined more than the ones in the back. But thanks to the record profitability at many airlines over the past few years, some of that money is being invested into upgrades that will draw elite travelers.

10/13

Flight attendants share 11 of their favorite travel hacks
For flight attendants, who often spend more than 80 hours in the air a month, traveling can become almost second nature. So who better to turn to for travel tips and tricks than the people with extensive knowledge on the matter?

10/13

Officials confirm Thai King Bhumibol's death
The Thai palace confirmed the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej late Oct. 13. The long-reigning king had suffered from ill health for years, and officials had warned that his condition was worsening in recent days.

10/11

Hungry times: A taste of Greece's street food revolution
When morning coffee is served as thick, dark and potentially brain-exploding as this, we can only be in Athens. We're being served this potent, unfiltered concoction, brewed together with sugar in a traditional brass pot over a gas flame, as fortification for a food tour of the Greek capital.

10/06

Jennifer Aniston Takes on the Dreaded Middle Seat in New Emirates Ad
Jennifer Aniston has been the celebrity face of Emirates airline for a while now. In a new ad for the airline, she's not just celebrating the famed First Class cabin set-up—she's also flying economy.

10/04

10 Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
Turbulence is the least of your worries

09/29

5 travel hacks the airlines don't want you to know about
Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.

09/27

Meet the 26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot
British airliner, Easyjet, has confirmed that a 26 year old captain and her 19 year old co-pilot have become one of the youngest flight crew duos for commercial air travel.  The two pilots operated flights from London to Malta, a 3hr non-stop flight.