While some policies may not cover electrical outages or computer system shutdowns, others will. Most common: coverage for trip delays if you need meals or a hotel room or other reasonable expenses, and costs associated with getting to your destination. Less likely to be covered under these circumstances: cancellation penalties for hotel rooms, tours, cruises at your destination. According to travel insurance aggregator Squaremouth.com, insurers AXA Assistance USA and Tin Leg stated they’d cover the latest Delta snafu because an airline computer outage falls under the policy definition of “mechanical breakdown of the common carrier” in their policies’ fine print.
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