Statement from Travel Guard on the Airline Fuel Service Strike

Published by July 20, 2010

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.