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Last Updated: 03/13/19

On Sunday, March 10, a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed, killing 157 people. It was the second crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in the past five months.

The crash has led aviation regulators and major airlines around the world to ban the jets over safety concerns, including the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and the United Kingdom, among others.

Due to the repeat nature of the crash, many travelers are concerned about flying on the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. However, there is limited or no travel insurance coverage for the crash.

The Boeing Airplane Crash Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the crash. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the situation develops. Information is subject to change at any time.

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

On Sunday, March 10, a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed, killing 157 people. It was the second crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in the past five months.

Following the crash, aviation regulators around the world have grounded the jets over safety concerns, including the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and the United Kingdom, among others.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash: Top 3 Travel Insurance Questions Answered

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 13, 2019 — Following the second deadly Boeing 737 Max 8 crash in five months, international flight groundings and aircraft bans have many travelers concerned about flight safety. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, answers the three most asked questions about travel insurance coverage relating to Boeing 737 Max 8 flights.

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FAQs

  • Am I covered by travel insurance if the airline canceled my flight on a Boeing 737 Max 8?

    As the situation stands right now, travel insurance policies likely will not provide coverage for the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.

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  • Will travel insurance cover me to cancel my flight because I don't want to fly on a Boeing 737 Max 8?

    Unfortunately, standard policies do not provide coverage for travelers choosing to change or cancel their trip due to fear or concerns about the aircraft.

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