Last Updated: 04/05/2024 11:38AM ET

On January 11, 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experienced an outage of its Notice to Air Missions system, causing a temporary grounding of all domestic departures.

Some travel insurance policies view the system outage as “any delay of a common carrier.” Within these policies, the Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits can provide coverage for travelers whose trips were impacted by the outage, as long as their delay met the policy’s minimum delay requirement, which is typically 3-12 hours, depending on the policy.

The FAA System Outage Travel Insurance Information Center includes advice for travelers and answers to our most commonly asked questions about the delays. This information is subject to change. Squaremouth’s experts will continue to update this information as the situation evolves.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage relating to the FAA system outage and subsequent flight delays. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

On the morning of January 11, 2023, an outage of the FAA's Notice to Air Missions system temporarily grounded of all domestic flight departures.

Within some travel insurance policies, the Travel Delay and Missed Connection benefits may provide coverage, as the delays caused by the outages are considered "any delay of a common carrier".

If you are traveling and have experienced delays due to the FAA system outage, Squaremouth's experts are available to answer your questions. If you already have a policy, contact your provider's 24-Hour Emergency Assistance for help.

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