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This Is the Best Time to Book Your Holiday Flights for 2019, According to Experts
The holiday season is one of the busiest and most popular times to travel with people wanting to get home to family or go on a spectacular vacation with their time off. Experts say it’s also one of the most expensive times to travel and that waiting for the best price can actually come back to hurt you.


Assist Alert: Construction at San Francisco Airport Runway Leads to more than 450 Flight Cancellations and Postponements while British Airways Cancels 100% of Flights due to Pilot Strike
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has closed one of its major runways for repairs over the weekend. Construction of the runway has caused hundred of flight delays and cancellations that may continue until September 27, when the runway reopens.


9 of the best US Labor Day events for 2019
Held on the first Monday of September, Labor Day has become much more than a 24-hour celebration. The public holiday, in honor of working people in the United States, signifies the end of summer for many. So it is little wonder that the entire three-day weekend boasts festive events to which people travel from coast to coast.


Tips for Choosing the Best Airplane Seats
With crowded flights, little leg room, and low air circulation, traveling on airplanes can be uncomfortable and unnerving. There are many factors involved in picking the right seat to help your overall in-flight experience. Here are some tips for finding the best seats to fit your situation.


Scientists Say That Traveling Makes Us Much Happier Than Any Material Wealth
Thomas Gilovich has revealed that people experience the same amount of happiness when making a purchase and when they travel. While the happiness you derive from a purchase reduces over time, the memories of your traveling experience still supply you with happiness hormones for a long time. 


Assist Alert: Hong Kong International Airport Experiences Continuous Flight Disruptions
Once known as one of Asia’s major transportation hubs, Hong Kong International Airport has lost its status following the cancellations of many major flights throughout the past few weeks. International flight reservations to Hong Kong have fallen by 33% between mid-July to early August following the intensified protests. 


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


Assist Alert: Hong Kong Anti-Government Protests Update
Anti-government protests in Hong Kong have taken a turn for the worse and have led the U.S. State Department to issue a Level 2 Travel Advisory, cautioning travelers to “exercise increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest.”


These Are Your Rights When You Buy a Plane Ticket
Did you know that as an airline passenger, you also have something like a passenger's bill of rights? These lay out your basic rights as a passenger.These passenger protections were first issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation in December 2009.


Assist Alert: Hong Kong Anti-Government Riots
Hong Kong has seen eight consecutive weekends of anti-government and pro-democracy demonstrations, some of which have been marked by violent clashes between protesters and the police. 


In Action: Medical Referral in California
Grace started experiencing severe leg pain on a business trip to California and had to consult a doctor. She called Assist America to help her find a local physician that can help her during her stay in the US.


The Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets
Airfare prices are volatile with a capital “V”. Did you know that the average economy fare changes a total of 61 times before a trip? So it stands to reason the number one question we get from customers is “When should I buy my airline ticket to get the best deal?”


Tips for Staying Hydrated During Summer Travels
With the warmer days of this summer season quickly approaching, more people are flocking outdoors to enjoy some summer fun. If you’re planning a trip for the season or are just enjoying the outdoors, it is essential to stay hydrated and here are a few tips that may be helpful.


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?


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.


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.


Assist Alert: 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.


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.


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.


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.