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Am I covered if I miss my connecting flight?

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You can be covered if you miss your connecting flight for a covered reason.

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If you miss your connection for a covered reason and are delayed by at least 3-12 hours, you may be covered by your travel insurance policy’s Travel Delay or Missed Connection benefits. The most common covered reasons are delays due to mechanical breakdown of a common carrier or inclement weather.

Travel Delay can provide reimbursement for meals, accommodations, and local transportation when a trip is unexpectedly delayed. Missed Connection provides reimbursement for the additional costs for you to catch up to your trip, and can also provide coverage for meals and accommodations during your delay.

If your missed flight causes you to miss a portion of your trip, you may also be covered for lost expenses, such as a prepaid hotel at your destination.

This information is time sensitive and may vary by policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available 24/7 and are delighted to help.


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