Can I be covered while my flight is delayed due to the airport closure?

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Some travel insurance policies with the Travel Delay benefit cover any delay of the common carrier.

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For travelers with this coverage, they may be reimbursed for necessary expenses, including meals, accommodations, and transportation during their delay, up to their policy’s limit. However, before this benefit becomes available, travelers must be delayed for their policy’s specified amount of time. Typically, this is between 3-12 hours.

If a policy has specific coverage listed, including weather, strike, or mechanical failure, and does not list “any delay of a common carrier”, the traveler will most likely not be covered for delays related to the closure.

Coverage is subject to change at any time as the investigation into the shooting continues and more information is released.

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