1. We planned our trip to East Africa before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. I called customer service in October 2014 and asked if the policy would be in effect if the US State Dept issued a travel advisory for Tanzania. I called and spoke immediately with an agent. I was told that the policy would cover that possibility. Fortunately, Ebola is not an issue in Tanzania and our trip went without a hitch.
2. In 2012 we had a trip planned to Asia. Shortly before our departure, a health issue led to cancellation. After I submitted documentation, the policy quickly covered travel expenses in full according to the policy.
I am pleased with service and have continued to use it.
No strike coverage? Air France had a work dispute and cancelled our flight. Have your attorney read the cryptic policy and understand the doublespeak. When they have to explain to you how a strike is not covered you know the language is intentionally suited to not have to pay your claim. My parents where on the trip with us on the exact same flight yet bought Allianz and had no issue with their claim for the exact same flight and issue. Do trust this company or use their insurance. Maybe I am old but who ever heard of not covering an airline strike?
The process to file a claim was somewhat cumbersome. It took two months and several phone calls to get the claim processed. The customer service representatives were very pleasant but each time we called they said that our situation needed to be reviewed by someone else. The claim was in regard to a cancelled flight due to mechanical reasons and missing the first day/night of a tour. I have no idea why this would be so difficult to process!
I would actually my experience with Tin Leg during my trip as 0 stars but that option is not available. So far I would not recommend this policy to other travels but I have not filed the claim yet. Here are the reasons why. While I was on a trip to Israel I got very sick and per MD recommendation needed to go to the hospital for tests via taxi. Had used all of my cash to pay for the taxi because of all other medical expenses. Called Tin Leg for help getting cash (did not bring an ATM card). Only had a credit card. Finally got someone on the line. Explained my problem. Was put on hold for 20 min. Hung up and called back.. Got same person I had spoken to the first time. She told me she was sorry for the long wait. She was researching how to handle my problem. Asked me to give her my phone number at the hotel I was staying at so she could call me back as soon as she had a solution to my problem. That was on January 25, 2015. Today is February 28, 2015. I am still waiting for your representative to call me back. Sure glad I found another resource besides the insurance to help me. Wondering why I bought the insurance. Hope I don't get hassled when I file the claim.
The site is excellent! The side by side comparisons of the different policies saved me a lot of time and made my decision making relatively easy.
I called before purchasing the policy and got extremely good service. The representative was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
The policy was issued very quickly.
Fortunately we didn't need to file a claim so I can't comment on that.
Thank you for the relatively painless experience in buying travel insurance!
Easy to access; easy to compare prices; reasonable prices
The companies both responded quickly when I couldn't find my travel card with insurance details just before I was leaving. Tin Leg was more reasonable than other options.
Very easy to use.
Good vaiue and good customer service even though I didn't have to file a claim.
They were very helpful
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