Travel Guard Statement on the Swedish Airline Pilot Association Strike

Published by June 21, 2010

Travel insurance carriers release position statements when current events affect coverage.  When an event is considered foreseeable, policies purchased after that time will not cover that event.  The following is a statement from Travel Guard on the Swedish Airline Pilot Association strike.

The Swedish Airline Pilot Association announced they will begin a strike on 06/7/10.

Insurance would have to have been purchased by 6/7/10 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.