Tag: air travel

Rescue Nurse at On Call International CAMTS Accreditation: Raising the Bar for Quality and Travel Safety

Rescue Nurse at On Call International is once again, proud to receive the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System’s (CAMTS’) accreditation—the gold standard for air medical transportation services. On Call is the only assistance provider in North America with its own, in-house CAMTS and CAMTS EU dual-accredited commercial medical transport program! A special congratulations and shout… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: A Day in the Life of an On Call Assistance Coordinator

One of your travelers is abroad when they begin to feel very ill. They don’t know where the nearest clinic is (or how they will manage to get there!), so they place a call to your organization’s travel risk management provider, On Call International. Immediately, they are connected to an On Call Assistance Coordinator (AC)…. Read more »

Diabetes and Air Travel: A Guide for Your Travelers

Traveling can be exciting and rewarding, but traveling with a chronic medical condition can sometimes add additional stress and complexity. One of the most common chronic diseases affecting travelers is diabetes. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed every year. “Travelers with diabetes face a special challenge; however, most… Read more »

An Airport Security Outlook For Spring/Summer 2017 (and Beyond)

Post updated on 6/1/17. Last year, the topic of ‘longer than ever’ wait times at security checkpoints across the U.S. was all the rage (no pun intended) in the travel sphere. This was likely due to a number of factors including heightened security restrictions, limited staffing and cheaper gas/airfare prices. And while this chatter has… Read more »

Holiday Travel: An On Call Watch Officer Answers Your Top Security Questions

Every year the holiday season consistently brings with it an uptick in the number of travelers, which inevitably increases the level of risk. While this is nothing new, it’s hard to ignore this past year’s events and the corresponding World Wide Travel Caution by the U.S. State Department. In addition, the State Department recently released… Read more »

Stress-Free Holiday Travel: 5 Ways to Get Through the Airport Quicker

Getting through the airport can be a dreaded task for anyone – especially during the holidays. Check out our tips below so you can have a quicker (and less painful) trip through the airport this holiday travel season: 1. Get with the Program: According the TSA, 97% of passengers enrolled in their Pre√ program waited… Read more »

Fit to Fly: 5 Tips for Healthier, More Productive Travelers

Are your employees ‘fit to fly?’ (or should we say …unfit from flying?). It’s no secret that business travel can be disruptive to employees’ regular sleep, exercise and eating routines–all of which can take a toll on their overall health and well-being. Unhealthy travel habits can also lead to less productive employees and can hurt… Read more »

Airport Security: ‘New World’ Considerations for Your Travelers

In the wake of tragic recent events like the Istanbul and Brussels airport attacks, airport security is a real—and valid—concern for organizations and their travelers. According to our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton, “These attacks will continue to impact the way we look at airport security; and correspondingly, risk professionals need to be imaginative about… Read more »

Air Travel Etiquette: 5 (More) Ways to Be a Better Passenger

In an era where airplane seats are getting smaller and personal space is gold, it’s no secret air travel can be stressful at times (oh come on, don’t you love being trapped in a vessel the size of a preschool classroom with a bunch of strangers?). Sometimes so stressful we find ourselves reverting to old… Read more »