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Have you ever had that rising feeling of desperation that you are going to miss your flight? Final boarding call. Gate Closed!...Hearing these words at an airport can immediately transform this feeling of desperation into exasperation.
Argghhh! Someone is going to pay for this! Exactly who pays will depend upon firstly, who was at fault for the missed departure and secondly, whether or not you took out comprehensive travel insurance.
There is no clear cut yes or no answer for missed flights being covered by travel insurance, but in a nutshell, you would be covered if you missed your flight for an insured reason. However, if you miss a connecting flight because of travel delays caused by the airline, then you wouldn’t be covered. It is the airlines responsibility to get you on the next flight, rather than your insurer.
Understanding when you’re covered (and when you’re not) can get a bit fuzzy when two legs of your journey are with different airlines.
If your journey all the way through to your destination is with one carrier – you should be fine. If you miss your connection, the airline will make sure you get on another flight, or they will provide food and accommodation if long delays are expected.
However, if you are booked on two different airlines, and you miss your connecting flight, Housten, you could have a problem! The second airline does not have the responsibility to put you on another flight just because of the first carriers’ delay. And because travel insurance does not cover for missed connections caused by airlines, you might not be covered for the cost to buy a new airline ticket.
You’re covered for travel and accommodation expenses if:
When it comes to travel insurance, it is important to know that most policies will not cover delays that are caused by the airline. So you wouldn’t be covered for…
With so many fun things to do in life, most of us tend to time our arrival at airports with just enough time to get through security and walk onto the plane. Traveller be warned, it doesn’t take much to set off a domino effect of missed flights and misplaced luggage. It’s no fun running through an airport hearing “Last boarding call for Eugene Wylde”. So here’s some words of wisdom…
If you plan to snooze at the airport, do it at your gate, so if you wake-up at the last minute, you have a chance of getting on board.Travel insurance covers for the unforseen and unavoidable. So make sure that you try your best to avoid any delays or missed connecting flights where you might need to claim. Remember that some policies will be more favourable than others when it comes to missed flights. So take a look at your policy documentation (or give your insurer a call) to check their cover.