Am I covered if I miss my flight due to long TSA security lines?

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Travel insurance will not cover you if you miss your flight due to security delays.

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Most travel insurance policies include the Travel Delay benefit, which can cover you if your common carrier is delayed.

Travel Delay can cover a missed flight, but it has to be for a covered reason. The covered reasons for missing a flight vary by policy but may include:

  • Flight delay of at least 3-12 hour hours
  • Lost or stolen passport, travel documents, or money
  • Traffic accident
  • Natural disaster
  • Road closure due to severe weather or a weather condition that prevents you from getting to the airport
  • Terrorism or hijacking
  • Quarantine

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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