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.