If the airline cancels flights due to Swine FluApril 28th, 2009
Becky, Insurance Analyst
Many travelers are concerned about Swine Flu and its impact on scheduled trips. You can find much information about what your travel insurance policy will and will not cover in the previous blog post.
We are getting a lot of calls today from people who are concerned that the airlines might cancel their flights because of the Swine Flu outbreak.
Unfortunately, the consensus so far among the travel insurance providers is that they will not provide trip cancellation coverage if the airline refuses to fly into a Swine Flu area.
What can save people here is if a person purchased their travel insurance policy with the Cancel For Any Reason benefit. Some plans have this included in the base plan, and some plans offer this as an optional add on. If you have a travel insurance plan with Cancel For Any Reason you do not need to worry. You can cancel your trip if you are concerned about Swine Flu.
While the Cancel For Any Reason benefit will cost more than a basic policy without it, there are plenty of times when it is clearly worth it. We offer plans on our site from Global Alert, Travel Guard, Travel Insured, and TravelSafe that have Cancel For Any Reason either included in the plan or available as an optional add on.
See our new Influenze H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information Page