Your travel insurance policy could cover your new plans if you opted for the Cancel for Any Reason upgrade. With this benefit, travelers receive up to 75 percent of their trip costs. However, the policy is restrictive: You must have purchased it within 21 days of your initial trip payment and must cancel at least two to three days before your departure, according to Jenna Hummer, a spokeswoman with Squaremouth, which compares travel insurance plans.
“There is no to very limited travel insurance coverage for wanting to change carriers due to the recent Boeing Max 8 crash,” she said. “Standard travel insurance policies typically don’t provide cancellation coverage for situations such as this, including travel warnings and other national or international government-issued advisories.”
Read the full Washington Post article online here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/dont-want-to-fly-on-the-boeing-737-max-8-here-are-your-options/2019/03/12/6aed1c5c-4509-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.35b9fa8ef455