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Statement from Travel Guard on the BAA 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 BAA strike.

BAA workers have voted in favor of strike action, Friday 08/13/10, which could potentially affect the closings of the following airports: Heathrow, Stansted. Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.  At this point, no strike dates have been determined.

Insurance would have to have been purchased on or before 08/16/10 for coverage to be effective.

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.