How long do I need to be delayed until coverage is triggered?

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Typically, you must be delayed at least 3-12 hours for coverage to begin, depending on the policy.

Travel Delay can provide reimbursement for meals, accommodations, and local transportation when a trip is unexpectedly delayed. This benefit commonly includes a daily maximum between $150-$300 to be used for necessary expenses.

To be eligible for coverage under the Travel Delay benefit, you must be delayed for a covered reason. Mechanical breakdown of a common carrier or inclement weather are the most common covered reasons for Travel Delay.

Missed Connection coverage may also be available to cover additional costs for you to catch up to your trip if you missed a connection flight due to an accident or bad weather. This benefit typically requires a 3-12 hour delay, and can also provide coverage for meals and accommodations during your delay.

If your flight is delayed for more than 12 hours due to inclement weather, you may be covered to cancel your trip altogether.

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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