Tag: air travel

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Holiday Business Travel Survival Guide

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner – and, with that, some of the busiest travel days of the year. If you have personal or business travel planned during this hectic season,  check out these helpful hints for surviving the holiday travel rush with your sanity—and holiday spirit—intact (our gift… Read more »

How to Keep Your Belongings Safe When You Fly

baggage loss

In recent years, you may have heard stories of airport employees robbing unsuspecting travelers of their valuables while they pass through security checkpoints and metal detectors. Which makes you think: if security agents are stealing, what is going on amongst gate agents, baggage handlers and even fellow passengers? There’s no need to be paranoid and… Read more »

Your Guide to Hassle-Free Summer Business Travel

Business travelers relax on a plane

After one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record for many parts of the US, summer is finally in full swing — and with that, more Americans are itching to get away.  According to travel counselors surveyed by American Express Travel, 45% said their summer travel bookings are up compared with last year,  despite… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 7 Tips for Nervous Fliers

Sleeping on plane

We’ve all heard the facts: statistically speaking, flying is far safer than driving. Not only are airplanes continuously getting safer, but everyday activities from walking to driving are still considerably more dangerous than flying. In fact, according to the New York Times, a traveler could fly every day for 123,000 years and still be safe!  Rationally… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: What to Do If You Miss Your Flight

Plane taking off from airport

You know you can call us if you get sick or injured while traveling, but did you know you can also contact On Call for minor hiccups and inconveniences like a lost passport, stolen wallet or even a missed flight? Well, now you do! These are the types of things that aren’t life-threatening, but can be… Read more »

On Call in Action: Business Traveler Misses Flight to Madrid

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day:   This Month Tami,… Read more »

Traveling With Wheels: Tips for Hassle-Free Flights with Wheelchairs

Man in wheelchair at airport

Although air travel has improved greatly for wheelchair travelers, the rule of thumb is to plan ahead. How? We’ve zeroed in on some of the most common air travel gripes for people with wheelchairs to provide you with tips for making your flights as hassle-free as possible. Know Your Rights: Congress passed the Air Carrier… Read more »

Expert Tips for New Travelers

“The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu Traveling for the first time can seem a bit daunting, especially if your journey takes you thousands of miles away. While excited for new possibilities you may also be a little nervous about the unknown.  Not to worry – we’ve come up… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: How a Commercial Medical Evacuation Works

Airplane on a runway

What do you think of when you hear the word “medical evacuation?” Some of us think of “M*A*S*H”- type helicopters rescuing people atop Mt. Everest or in the middle of the Amazon jungle. Others might think of special military ops and top-secret government assignments … or some of us might not know what to think!… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Get through Airport Security Faster

If you’re like most business travelers, you don’t have a lot of time to kill… at the airport or reading this post. Breeze through airport security with these quick and dirty tips: Double-Check Tricky Items: You could go to TSA’s website to review the list of prohibited items, but why waste time when there’s an… Read more »