Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Paris for $432

Who wants to go eat amazing cheeses, grab great baguette sandwiches, see the Louvre, sail little boats in the Luxumbourg Gardens and take a nap on the lawn of the Eiffel Tower?

This deal is valid from October through early December, offers nonstop, round-trip flights from Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C. to Paris. The flights cost between $432 and $520, with the cheapest flights leaving from New York. With direct flights on this route typically costing around $900, these fares are a steal.

To book: Search Momondo for your preferred dates. Test out a few to find the cheapest fares, as not every date works.

The French government launched the Population Alert and Information System (SAIP) app to send alerts and information during a terror attack. Specifically, the app will use geolocation services to send relevant updates to users about their immediate surroundings, including a short description of what is happening and instructions on how to stay safe. The SAIP app will send push notifications 15 minutes after an attack is confirmed by authorities, and in order to protect anyone hiding near the incident from any attackers, will not cause users' phones to vibrate or emit sound.

The app not only warns users about attacks and security concerns in their area, but also allows users to monitor alerts for up to eight different postal codes. Like Facebook’s Safety Check feature, which allows users to quickly inform friends and family, via the social network, of their safety, the SAIP app allows users to check conditions near their family members or friends. Future versions of the app will alert users to other types of emergencies, like floods and other industrial accidents, according to the BBC.

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