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07/16

The Strange Reason Why Airplane Windows are Round
Square windows were all the rage in early airplane design—after all, why change a model that’s worked in homes and cars for generations?

07/02

NJ-Bound Plane Emergency: Reported Bomb Threat Forced Landing
A New Jersey-bound plane was forced to land on Thursday morning because of a reported bomb threat.Flight 191 made an emergency landing at London Stansted Airport and was forced to park in an isolated location that was away from airport operations.

06/27

Western Europe Braces for its Hottest Weather
Western Europe is bracing for an intense, dangerous, and possibly even deadly heat wave this week, with temperatures due to soar as high as 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 Fahrenheit.

06/25

Recent Deaths in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic has been in the media spotlight, in light of the recent deaths of vacationers to the island. Many travelers have fallen ill during trips there and the death count has risen to 12 people as of the release of this Assist Alert. The Dominican government claims the deaths are not connected and are unclear about how many deaths were caused naturally versus chemically.

06/18

JetBlue Is Launching Its Longest Flight Ever
JetBlue inspires fanatical devotion among some fliers. And, later this year, the airline’s biggest fans will be able to spend even longer aboard a JetBlue plane. JetBlue has announced its longest route yet: a 6.5-hour flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Guayaquil, Ecuador.

06/11

World Oceans Day 2019: Jean-Michel Cousteau on Why Dubai Surprises Him
Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of one of the world’s most famous ocean researchers (Jacques Cousteau), and his family have been responsible for some of the greatest ocean exploration in history. Despite having just turned 81 years old, Cousteau is dedicated to travelling the world acting as a voice for the ocean.

06/06

Paris Announces Plans for a Major New Park at the Eiffel Tower
Paris has just announced plans for a major new park at the base of the Eiffel Tower. British landscape architecture firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman’s proposal was selected by the city, which will transform over 100 acres into what will be the largest public green space in the city. 

05/31

Measles Outbreak Throughout the United States
The United States has confirmed 940 cases of the measles, spread over 26 states. Measles were declared eliminated in 2000, according to federal health officials. However, this outbreak has been noted to be the worst case of measles since 1994 with 958 cases. Officials say that the outbreak is not over yet and may even exceed the highest number of cases which occurred in 1992 at 2,126 cases.

05/30

In Action: Medical Repatriation from Florida
When Jeff had an accident while on a deep-sea fishing excursion during their vacation in Florida, Khloe contacted Assist America to help them get back home safe and sound. 

05/28

Where to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Armstrong’s “one small step” has been talked about for decades is one of the most celebrated events of the past century. To celebrate a number of destinations across the U.S. will be marking Apollo 11’s achievement with a series of special events.

05/14

The Traveler: May 2019
Welcome to the May Edition of The Traveler e-Newsletter! Enjoy a newsletter packed with interesting security, health and travel-related articles.

05/02

Rooftop Infinity Pool at JFK's new TWA Hotel
Passengers flying from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City will soon be able to witness spectacular views of its famous runways from what could be one of the coolest pools on the planet.

04/30

In Action: Medical Repatriation after a Skiing Accident
A fun trip with friends can take a turn at anytime. When John had a skiing accident during his trip to Colorado, he knew Assist America will be there to help him return home safe and sound.

04/26

Malaria Awareness and Prevention
Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease. Travelers going to at-risk countries should use careful prevention measures to avoid contracting malaria. Download Assist America's Malaria Fact Report to learn more about the disease and how to prevent and treat it.

04/22

AssistAlert: Strong Earthquake in Luzon, Philippines
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Monday afternoon, 5:11 pm local time.

04/16

AssistAlert: The U.S. State Department Announces a New Risk Indicator for Kidnapping and Hostage Situations
On April 9, the U.S. State Department announced a new risk indicator to warn U.S. travelers regarding the risks of getting kidnapped or taken hostage in certain countries and regions. 

04/11

Airbnb is giving people the chance to sleep under the iconic glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris
Airbnb is taking "Night at the Museum" to the next level with its latest overnight stay contest. This is the first time in history that art lovers will have the chance to sleep in the Louvre, spending the night alongside masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

04/01

Assist Alert: Disruptions Continue for the Eurostar from Paris to London
Eurostar Disruptions Continue from Paris to London due to French Customs Strikes.

03/26

In Action: Medical Repatriation After a Fall in Turks and Caicos
The unexpected often happens. Thankfully, when Josh and Ashley got into a scooter accident during their last Spring Break vacation, they remembered they had access to Assist America's services through Ashley's job benefits. 

03/07

Assist Alert: Yellow Vest Protests Continue to Impact France
For the past several weeks, France has been shaken by weekly protests known as the ‘Yellow Vest’ movement. Here is a brief overview of how the protest may affect travelers that are going to France.