Kiplinger, Oct 5 2016 – How to Overcome Travel Delays and Cancellations

Published by Steven Benna October 5, 2016

Travel insurance can compensate you for the costs associated with a trip interruption. You can purchase some policies up until the day of your trip, but err on the side of buying early. If you buy after it’s apparent that bad weather will ground your flight, for instance, you may forfeit coverage. George Hobica, founder of Airfarewatchdog.com, recommends that you reject the airline’s coverage and compare policies at third-party sites such as Squaremouth.com and TravelInsurance.com. The insurance will likely pay expenses such as meals and hotel stays during a delay, and policies will often cover nonrefundable costs for unused hotel rooms or tour packages at your destination. But read the fine print, says Hobica: “The insurer’s de­finition of a delay may be very different from yours.”

Read the full Kiplinger article online here:  http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T059-C000-S002-how-to-overcome-travel-delays-and-cancellations.html