Archive for November 2010

TravelSafe Explains Primary and Secondary Medical Coverage

Published by November 30, 2010

Travel insurance plans typically include emergency medical & dental coverage.  This will either be primary or secondary coverage, depending on the plan.  This is important because it determines which insurance company will be the first to receive a claim.  TravelSafe explains this in more detail in the news section of their website.  The following is an […]

Power Outage at Atlanta Airport Causes Delays and Cancellations

Published by November 29, 2010

Travel insurance plans can help when travel plans are unexpectedly delayed.  The Atlanta airport lost power on 11/28/10, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, causing many flights to be delayed and some to be cancelled.  A story from CNN addressed the outage and flights that were affected.  The following is an excerpt from the article. The power outage […]

About the Carnival Splendor Breakdown – Travel Insurance Services

Published by November 25, 2010

Travel insurance protects travelers whose vacations are impacted by the unexpected.  A recent example of an unplanned incident ruining a trip is the mechanical failure of the Carnival Splendor.  The cruise was interrupted, the ship towed to Mexico and the travelers were refunded by Carnival.  Travel Insurance Services recently issued a press release about the […]

I Purchased Extra Flier Miles, is this Covered by Travel Insurance?

Published by November 24, 2010

Most travel insurance plans include trip cancellation and trip interruption, which can reimburse forfeited travel expenses.  Trip cost can include any expenses of the trip that are pre-paid and non-refundable.  Whether to insure frequent flier is a common question. Trip cost should not include the cash value of a ticket purchased with reward points or […]

Passengers Boycotting Airport Scanners Could Cause Delays

Published by November 22, 2010

The recent increased airport security procedures have upset many travelers.   It is rumored that a grassroots boycott of the new airport scanners will take place on one of the busiest travel days of the year, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  This could lead to significant delays, especially considering the amount of people traveling that day.  Travel […]

Statement from iTravelInsured on the Carnival Splendor

Published by November 19, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  Recently, the Carnival Splendor experienced mechanical failure while at sea.  The ship was towed to Mexico with little power, plumbing  and resources.  Travelers were refunded the cost of the cruise, reimbursed for travel expenses back home and given a voucher for a future cruise.  Because the […]

Statement from Travel Insured International on the Carnival Splendor

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Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  Recently, the Carnival Splendor experienced mechanical failure while at sea.  The ship was towed to Mexico with little power, plumbing  and resources.  Travelers were refunded the cost of the cruise, reimbursed for travel expenses back home and given a voucher for a future cruise.  Because […]

Future Cruises on the Carnival Splendor are Cancelled

Published by November 17, 2010

The recent mechanical failure of the Carnival cruise ship Splendor has led to the ship being out of commission for at least the rest of 2010.  This means the upcoming cruises on the Splendor have been cancelled.  Travel insurance can help travelers in this type of situation, but will depend on what compensation is provided […]

Compensation for Travelers on the Carnival Splendor

Published by November 15, 2010

Last week, the Carnival cruise ship Splendor experienced an engine room fire, causing the ship to be stranded at sea.  Travelers were stuck on board with no power, limited food and no plumbing while the ship was towed to land.  In order to determine how travel insurance would help in a situation like this, the […]

Airline On-Time Statistics

Published by November 10, 2010

Airline delays seem inevitable to many travelers.  When delays do happen, it is more and more rare for the airline to provide compensation to the travelers.  However, travel insurance can help when vacation plans are delayed, interrupted or cancelled by airlines.  A recent article from USA Today provides information about airline delays showing this year […]