A recent article on MSNBC.com discusses delayed flights.
“U.S. airlines in June turned in their worst on-time performance since December, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.
The airlines had a combined on-time arrival rate of 76.1 percent. In May, that rate was 80.5 percent. But the 19 airlines that report monthly on-time data had fewer delayed flights this June than in the same month a year ago.
The most frequent reasons for flight delays included airport congestion, equipment problems and weather.”
Travel insurance provides relief for travelers whose flights are not on time. The travel delay benefit can reimburse the cost of a hotel, food, local transportation and phone calls while delayed. There is normally a set amount of time that must pass from the scheduled departure before the benefit is available. This can range from 3 to 24 hours, depending on the plan. There may also be a policy dollar limit as well as a per day limit. Always refer to the certificate of insurance for details.