Am I covered in the event of an airline pilot strike?

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Most travel insurance policies can cover travelers who are forced to cancel their trip in the event of an airline strike. However, in order for coverage to apply, the policy must be purchased before the strike is announced.

Trip Cancellation provides 100% reimbursement of a traveler’s prepaid and non-refundable trip costs if they cancel for a reason listed by their policy. Within most travel insurance plans, a strike of a common carrier, such as an airline, is considered a covered reason within the Trip Cancellation benefit.

In order to be covered by the Trip Cancellation benefit, a strike must cause a complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination. Some providers require a travel disruption for a specified period of time to be covered under Trip Cancellation, typically 6-48 hours, while others will cover any complete interruption of travel.

This information can vary based on the travel insurance policy. Please review the policy certificate to verify coverage. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily and are delighted to help!


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