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New York Post, March 5 2020 – Coronavirus airline guide: Who’s canceling flights and waiving fees

New York Post, March 5 2020 – Coronavirus airline guide: Who’s canceling flights and waiving fees

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Will travel insurance save the day?

Not necessarily. Most insurance companies won’t cover cancellations, since the outbreak is generally considered a “foreseen event,” unless you booked that trip well before the virus hit in January, according to Vox. Pricey insurance plans that allow travelers to cancel for “any reason” are more likely to offer some (but likely not full) coverage for cancellations.

In short: If you’re thinking about getting travel insurance now, it’s too late.

“Some providers do exclude epidemics or pandemics outright,” Squaremouth content director Steven Benna told Vox. “Others have specific language that won’t refer to whether or not something’s a pandemic, but would have a foreseeability date whether something has an impact on travel.”

Those who have some coverage through their credit cards, such as Chase Sapphire cardholders, may not be covered if they have to change their flights or other travel accommodations. Chase representatives tell The Post you’re better off arranging that through your airline or hotel.

Read the full New York Post article online here: https://nypost.com/2020/03/05/coronavirus-airline-guide-whos-canceling-flights-and-waiving-fees/