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Delta Has Barred All Emotional-Support Animals on Long Flights
The Atlanta-based airline company will update its service-animal policy later this month to include a ban on emotional-support animals (ESAs) on flights lasting longer than eight hours.


Assist Alert: Tsunami Alert After 7.0 Earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska
Two back-to-back earthquakes rocked Anchorage, Alaska this Friday morning, triggering a tsunami warning for coastal areas in southern Alaska and Kodiak Island.


The Traveler: November 2018
Welcome to the November Edition of The Traveler Newsletter! We hope you'll enjoy this winter and holiday season-focused edition, packed with interesting security, health and travel-related articles. On behalf of the entire Assist America Team, happy holiday season, filled with fun and safe travels!


5 Tips for Smart packing
Traveling can be exciting and with all you have to look forward to; you do not want to forget the essentials. Packing can be time-consuming and you may still end up forgetting some things back home. Instead of having to go through the stress of incomplete packing, follow our quick and easy five tips that will keep you organized on the go!


Venice Faces Worst Floods in 10 Years, Stranding Tourists and Threatening Travel Destination
A European city crisscrossed by waterways is facing too much water altogether. Officials estimate that up to 75 percent of Venice, Italy, is flooded amid intense winds, the BBC reported. The water reached its highest level since December 2008, according to the Associated Press. 


Emergency Medical Evacuation From Canada
When Lara and her husband travel outside the United States for an adventure trip, she takes a fall to her hip. This is how Assist America helped the couple navigate their way back home after they were unable to find the proper facility for treatment in the area. 


5 Tips for Air Traveling with Children
Traveling can be an enriching experience for your children as they can learn so much from meeting new people and seeing new things disparate from the norm. However, traveling with children can also leave some parents worried as not all kids have the same response to new experiences. Here’s a list of tips parents should try when air traveling with their young ones!


Assist Alert: Category-5 Hurricane Willa To Hit Mexico on Tuesday
Hurricane Willa, which strengthened to a Category-5 hurricane, is expected to make landfall on Tuesday morning anywhere from Mazatlán to the north of Puerto Vallarta.


The Best Airplane Seat for Every Possible Travel Need
Spoiler alert: Bulkhead seats and exit rows shouldn't always be your top choice. Everyone has their go-to spot on an airplane, which can actually say a lot about a person's personality.


Assist Alert: Category-4 Hurricane Michael Hits Florida And Will Affect Cities Far Inland
Within the last three days, tropical storm Michael intensified to a Category 4 Hurricane, surprising a lot of Floridians and tourists who waited before evacuating. The hurricane reached the western Florida coast this afternoon with winds of 155 mph which makes it the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. mainland in almost 50 years.


Emergency Medical Evacuation from Kansas
While visiting family in Kansas, Kevin severely injured his leg and was unable to travel. This is how Assist America helped Kevin navigate his way back home to California. 


Ways to Reduce Your Travel Footprints
Traveling is great fun, but can come at a cost to the environment. It is essential that we take care of the resources we currently have available to us and not deplete them all together. To reduce your footprint on your next journey, here is a list of things you can do!


Assist Alert: Primera Air ceases operations, leaving thousands of passengers and crew members stranded
Primera Air declared bankruptcy and ceased all operations effective Tuesday, October 2nd. With no warnings, over 60,000 passengers and many crew members were left stranded at airports throughout Europe and parts of North America. 


The New ‘Globe Mode’ on Google Maps Will Change the Way You Think About The World
Google has added an explorable 3D view of the globe in its latest Google Maps update, radically changing the apparent size of countries and continents around the world. Google Maps now zooms out to show a 3D view of the globe, rather than a flat ‘Mercator’ projection.


20 Facts Cruise Ship Operators Try To Keep Under Wraps
What all of these considerations share, though, is a common assumption: trust. Travelers trust cruise operators to provide them with a good time, yes. Even more fundamental, though, is travelers’ assumption that cruise lines will keep them safe and bring them home in one piece.


Assist Alert: Southeast Asia Braces Itself for Super Typhoon Mangkhut
Millions of people are at risk from Typhoon Mangkhut which could bring catastrophic floods, landslides, and huge waves to the countries on its path. 


Luggage Assistance From Vienna
When Emma required lost luggage assistance on her business trip, Assist America was there to help. This is how Assist America helped Emma in retrieving her lost luggage and successfully completing her trip.


Things to Know About Your Destination Before You Leave
Going to a foreign land, far from your hometown, can sometimes lead to a state of confusion and culture shock. To understand another culture and get used to the new streets, you should do some research of your own. Here are some tips about things that you should research prior to leaving for your trip!


101 Health and Wellness Tips for College Students
Between exams, papers and maintaining an active social life, many college students feel they can't really find the time to keep up on their personal health and wellness until an illness catches hold and stops them in their tracks. This is what all students going away from home should be doing on a daily basis.


How To Deal With Homesickness During College
Homesickness is more than the concept of missing home or missing family – it is the feeling of longing and feeling out of place. Whether they are in or out-of-state or studying in a foreign country, not only are students experiencing a new phase of life, but they are also at a new school, in a different state or a new country.