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Last Updated: 03/08/18

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Winter Storm Quinn became a named storm. More than 3,000 flights have been canceled by the storm, which started on the West Coast of the United States, and moved through the Midwest into the East Coast.

Squaremouth’s Winter Storm Quinn and Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage for the winter storm. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts, including answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the storm develops.

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

As of 10am ET on Thursday, March 8, 2018, more than 3,000 flights have been canceled due to Winter Storm Quinn.

Winter Storm Quinn covered much of the United States, bringing heavy snow from the West Coast through the Midwest and into the East Coast.

In order for coverage to be available, you must have bought your travel insurance policy before Winter Storm Quinn was named on February 28, 2018.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • How Travelers Can Get Their Money Back if Winter Storm Quinn Wipes Out Travel Plans

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 8, 2018 — The second major winter storm in less than a week is bringing significant amounts of snow and strong winds to the Northeastern United States. The winter weather has already cancelled thousands of flights, shut down airports, halted public transportation and closed major roadways. Leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, breaks down travel insurance coverage for travelers affected by Winter Storm Quinn.

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FAQs

  • What types of current events are covered by travel insurance?

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    Travel insurance can cover unforeseen events, including unexpected illnesses, terrorist attacks, inclement weather and natural disasters, and other events that cause a complete cessation of travel, such as a strike of a travel supplier.

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  • What if the roads are bad and I don't want to travel?

    Choosing not to travel because the roads are bad is not a covered reason to cancel your trip, although some policies may provide coverage if road closures prevent you from traveling.

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  • What do I do if my flight is delayed or canceled due to bad weather?

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    If your flight is delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, you can contact your provider’s 24-Hour Emergency Assistance department to receive help.

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  • Can I cancel my trip due to a winter storm or blizzard?

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    You may be covered to cancel your trip if a winter storm or blizzard seriously impacts your travel and you had a policy in place before the storm was named.

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  • Can I cancel my trip if I don’t want to travel in bad weather?

    Fear of traveling during bad weather is not a covered reason to cancel a trip on a standard travel insurance policy.

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  • Can I still buy a policy for a forecasted winter storm?

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    You cannot buy a policy with coverage for a winter storm or blizzard once it has been named.

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  • When is a storm considered foreseen by travel insurance?

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    A storm is typically considered foreseen once it is named.

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