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Statement from Travel Guard on the Airline Fuel Service Strike

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Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  These statements identify what benefits are no longer available for future policy purchases.  When a labor strike of a common carrier becomes a foreseeable event, policies sold after then will not cover situations related to the labor strike.  The following is a statement from Travel Guard on the airline fuel service strike in Sydney, Australia.

The Airline Fuel Services workers in Sydney will Strike on Wednesday 07/21/10.

Insurance would have to have been purchased by 07/16/10 for coverage for this incident.

Coverage for Strike would be based on the plan purchased and that plan’s Description of Coverage.

“Strike” means a stoppage of work:

(1) announced, organized, and sanctioned by a labor union and

(2) which interferes with the normal departure and arrival of a

Common Carrier. This includes work slowdowns and sickouts.

The Insured’s Trip cancellation coverage must be effective prior to when the Strike is foreseeable. A Strike is foreseeable on the date labor union

members vote to approve a Strike.