Archive for May 2010

Bloomberg Businessweek Discusses the American Airlines Strike

Published by May 28, 2010

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek provided an update on the American Airlines strike. American Airlines, the second-biggest U.S. carrier, reached a tentative contract agreement with the union that represents 10,600 baggage handlers and other airport ground workers. The organization is the third major employee group in the Transport Workers Union to reach an accord […]

2010 Hurricane Season Prediction from NOAA

Published by May 27, 2010

Hurricane season begins on 6/1/10 and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active 6 months.  The following is an excerpt from an article on their website titled NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season. An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal […]

Sun Sentinel Discusses Travel Insurance

Published by May 24, 2010

A recent article in the Sun Sentinel talks about what travelers should know before purchasing travel insurance. Understand the two basic types of coverage. The first, trip cancellation coverage will reimburse you for non-refundable costs if you have to cancel your trip, or if it is delayed or interrupted. Ask for written specifics and read […]

Statement from Seven Corners on the American Airlines Strike

Published by May 21, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  Once an event is considered foreseeable, policies purchased after that date will not cover issues related to that event.  The following is a statement from Seven Corners on the American Airlines strike. American Airlines – Flight Attendants Strike: If Your plan was purchased on […]

Statement from Seven Corners on the Spirit Airlines Strike

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Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  Once an event is considered foreseeable, policies purchased after that date will not cover issues related to that event.  The following is a statement from Seven Corners on the Spirit Airlines pilot strike. Spirit Airlines – Pilots Strike: If Your plan was purchased on […]

Updated Statement from CSA on the Volcanic Ash

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Travel insurance carriers release position statements when a catastrophic event affects coverage.  Once an event become foreseeable, policies purchased after that time will not cover that event.  The following is an updated statement from CSA on the volcanic ash cloud impacting European travel. Travel & Coverage Alerts from CSA Volcanic Ash Cloud Update 05/17/2010 A […]

Boston Globe Discusses the Ash Clouds and Travel

Published by May 20, 2010

The following is an excerpt from the Boston Globe about the volcanic ash cloud that is affecting travel plans across Europe. As a drifting ash from a volcano eruption in Iceland continued to disrupt international flights at airports worldwide yesterday, the travel industry began bracing for more potential scheduling problems heading into the summer. One-sixth […]

Are Traveling Companions Covered on Travel Insurance?

Published by May 19, 2010

Many travelers are concerned because they have a travel insurance policy, but the rest of the traveling party does not.  Those who have a policy still have coverage if something happens to their traveling companions.  Often, several covered reasons for trip cancellation and trip interruption protect against events involving traveling companions and their family members.  […]

Statement from CSA on the Latest Ash Cloud as of 5/16/10

Published by May 18, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  On 5/16/10, travel in the UK was again impacted by a volcanic ash cloud.  The following is a position statement from CSA addressing what coverage is available and when a policy must have been purchased. 5/17/2010 A cloud of volcanic ash again interfered with […]

Summary of Coverage and Positions from CSA on the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

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Travel insurance carriers issue position statements when current events affect coverage.  There have been several incidents of volcanic ash impacting European travel within the last month.  The following is a statement from CSA with a summary of available coverage and required purchase times in order to be eligible for coverage. This is an update regarding […]