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Travel Insurance Cover for Strikes

01/08/2017

The recent industrial action by BA cabin crew highlights how strike action could disrupt your holiday. 

Insurewithease.com customers who have booked their trip and bought a travel insurance policy before a strike is announced will have cover under the travel delay section of their travel insurance in the event that their flight is delayed by strike action.

The travel delay section of a travel insurance policy is designed to cover additional expenses, such as extra food and drink, whilst you are waiting at the airport for your flight to depart; it pays a fixed benefit for every 12 hours that you are delayed.

In addition to this, after a delay of 24 hours, you also have the option to abandon your holiday and make a claim for the cost, up to the limit stated in the terms and conditions.

This travel insurance cover for abandonment gives you more freedom. You might consider that a 24 hour delay eats into your holiday time too much. Therefore you can decide to abandon your holiday and make a claim for the cost, up to the amount stated in the policy. You could then use that money to rebook a holiday for another time.

To make a claim under the travel delay section of your travel insurance policy you must have travelled to the airport for your flight and you must obtain a letter from the airline or travel company confirming the length and reason for the delay.

All Silver, Gold and Platinum travel insurance policies from Insurewithease.com include cover for travel delay as standard.

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