Is it too late to buy travel insurance to protect against the airline pilot strikes?

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Depending on your airline, it may be too late to buy a new travel insurance policy with coverage for labor issues.

Travel insurance is designed to cover unforeseen events. Once a strike is announced, it is considered foreseen and becomes excluded by travel insurance plans. Only policies that were purchased prior to the strike announcement can provide benefits. For example, within most travel insurance policies, the Delta strike because excluded by most providers after October 31, 2022, the date pilots voted to authorize a strike.

However, if you will be traveling with an airline that does not have any publicly known labor issues, you may still be able to purchase a policy with coverage for a potential strike.

This information may vary based on the travel insurance policy. 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, seven days a week, and are delighted to help!


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