European Airlines Give More Compensation for Delays

Flight delays are common this time of year, especially when extreme winter weather is combined with the busy holiday travel season.  Airlines don’t always provide adequate compensation when flights don’t stay on schedule.  A travel insurance policy will cover necessary expenses during a delay when an airline does not.  A recent article from CNN discussed […]

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Travel Delays, the Best and the Worst Airlines

When flights are delayed, travelers can be stranded in an airport overnight, without there bags and connecting flights might continue as scheduled without them.  If a delay continues, travelers could miss a significant portion of their trip.  Travel insurance can help in these types of situations as most plans include coverage for travel delay, baggage […]

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MEDEX Comes Through for Family During Time of Hardship a MEDEX Case Study

Travel insurance plans normally include coverage for medical evacuation & repatriation which will transport travelers in need of medical treatment.  This could be to a nearby medical facility, to another facility better equipped to treat the traveler or even back to the traveler’s home.  The method of evacuation could be a ground ambulance, air lift […]

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Record Winter Having an Impact on European Travel Plans

Extreme weather is the cause of many travel delays, particularly with air travel.  Travel insurance can help in these types of situations by reimbursing additional expenses during a delay as well as forfeited trip costs. This winter has had significant impact on travel plans throughout Europe.  Travel Insurance Services recently blogged about the crippling affect the […]

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Recent Cruise Mishaps Have Travelers Concerned

Travel insurance can help travelers when unforeseen events affect a vacation.  However, many travelers are concerned about booking a cruise in light of the recent news involving problems with cruises.  In the past several months, cruise passengers were robbed on tour in St. Kitts, had to be towed inland into Mexico and have been damaged by massive […]

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Snow Causes Travel Delays in Europe

Travel insurance protects travelers when unforeseen circumstances impact vacation plans.  A common concern of travelers is airline and airport related delays, which is also a common travel insurance claim.  Extreme winter weather in Europe has resulted in cancelled flights and airport closures.  An article from MSNBC discussed the snow caused travel delays in France. Many […]

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How Safe is a Cruise?

Travel insurance can be a good idea for any vacation, but cruises involve unique situations making a travel insurance policy even more valuable.  For example, being at sea for several days and traveling to remote port cities can make a medical evacuation much more costly.  After the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act was passed and […]

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LaGuardia Named Worst Airport

During the busy holiday travel season, many travelers are concerned about flight delays and cancellations.  Travel insurance can alleviate additional costs or forfeited travel expenses when a vacation is delayed or cancelled.  A recent article from Fox News addressed the worst U.S. airports.  The following is an excerpt from the story. Portland, Oregon’s international airport topped the list […]

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Ship Your Bags – Frommer’s Airport Survival Tips for the Holidays

Travelers have growing concerns about checking bags with the airlines , especially during the busy holiday travel season.  Hidden fees, damaged luggage, stolen items and, of course, baggage delay.  Travel insurance can provide relief in some situations, but Frommer’s recently posted an article suggesting an alternative – ship bags ahead of time. Seasoned travelers know taking […]

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Hurricane Season Ends, U.S. Unaffected

Many travel insurance plans cover trip cancellation because of hurricane & weather.  Depending on the policy, coverage could be available if a hurricane affects the traveler’s lodging, public transportation or the destination.  December 1st marks the end of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season and the U.S. was spared, according to a recent Bloomberg article. The third-most active […]

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