Travel Delay in Key West

Published by October 19, 2011

Many flights were delayed this morning at Florida’s Key West International Airport. The delays were a result of excessive flooding on the taxiway. According to Beck Herrin, a spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the airport faces more closures throughout the day and many flights have already been cancelled. Reports show there has been more than 8 inches of rain in Key West since Saturday, and forecasters are expecting this weather to continue through Wednesday.

Travelers who have been delayed should check their travel insurance policy to see if coverage is available. Some travelers may qualify for the benefit Trip Delay, while others may qualify for Trip Cancellation.

Trip Delay will reimburse them for hotels, meals and local transportation during the delay, however, most travelers are required to be delayed for a certain length of time before the benefit is available. The time frame typically ranges from 3 to 24 hours. It is also wise to check the Trip Cancellation benefit. Some travel insurance policies cover travelers to cancel their trip if they have been delayed or if their flight has been cancelled.

Since coverage can vary from one policy to the next, travelers are encouraged to review their policy’s certifictae for exact coverage.

Source: http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2011/10/flooding-grounds-most-key-west-flights/554600/1