Yes, most travel insurance policies can cover travelers who are forced to cancel their trip due to an airline strike.
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, which can include a strike of a common carrier, such as airline or train station employees.
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 cessation 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!