The Problem of Air Rage

Air rage is an all-too-common experience on some flights today. The stress of a long flight, exhaustion and irritation can make some people violent towards cabin crew and other passengers. Why does air rage happen? Air rage is psychological or physical violence towards flight attendants or other passengers on the flight. Air rage can be brought on by many factors. The passenger in question may have been frustrated by delays and missed connecting flights, or exhausted due to lack of sleep. Sometimes the behavior of other passengers can push an angry person over the edge. In other cases, the passenger […]

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Safe Travel to Festivals Abroad

Summer’s around the corner and thoughts turn to outdoor festivals – music, food, dancing and socializing under the sun. And when you want to travel further afield for your festival fix, head to Europe, Canada, South America and many other destinations that now feature summer festivals. How can you make sure your festival trip is safe and fun? Buy travel medical insurance that fully protects you when you travel abroad. Your domestic health insurance probably won’t help you in Spain, or Montreal. Consider a plan including trip cancellation insurance in case you are unable to fly and lose the money […]

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Trip Cancellation Insurance Protects Your Study Break

When you study in London all the attractions of Europe are on your doorstep. If you’re snowed under with study or have no money for a long break, a weekend or short trip is just the ticket. Many students in the UK made the most of holiday time to book short trips across Europe but they didn’t consider the weather. This week Heathrow Airport ground to a halt as heavy snow caused transport chaos across the UK. The airport shut down, as did London’s Gatwick airport for a few hours. Once reopened, clearing the backlog of planes created more travel […]

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Air Traffic Controllers Strike Makes Spanish Travelers Grateful for Trip Cancellation Insurance

In Spain, travelers with scheduled flights recently found an unpleasant surprise; air trraffic controllers throughout the country had gone on strike, wreaking havoc on the country’s air travel scheduling. For travelers who had purchased trip cancellation insurance in advance of their trip, while this strike certainly caused a logistical problem, they could at least take solace in the fact their travel investment was safe. Airspace was shut down last Saturday at Spain’s AENA airport due to the air traffic controllers strike. The weekend was specifically chosen because it was a busy holiday travel weekend. Unique laws in Spain give the […]

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Evacuated Flight Reminds Us of the Need for Trip Cancellation Insurance

More and more often, it seems like flight delays are not cancelled only for the old traditional reasons like mechanical problems or weather. Increasingly, planes are delayed or cancelled because of safety concerns, as recently seen in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. When these situations arise, trip cancellation insurance makes for a smart investment. In the flight in question, authorities noticed a man working near a flight to Bermuda who did not seem like he should be working on the particular flight. The man disappeared, and the flight was cancelled so that authorities could inspect the plane and its contents thoroughly. In these […]

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My Client Cancelled My Business Meeting Overseas – What Do I Do?

“I have had a business meeting scheduled in a foreign country for two months, and now my client has cancelled at the last minute – what can I do? My hotel and flight are booked, and they are nonrefundable! Have I lost my entire investment?” If you conduct business overseas, this very well could be a scenario you are faced with one day, so how can you react? Well, the sad truth is that in a scenario like this, you most likely will lose all of the money you have spent on airline reservations and hotel accommodations. In today’s difficult […]

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Insurance Protects Cancelled Trips from Being Disasters

Even the best laid plans go for a toss sometimes—we’ve all probably experienced this. When it comes to international travel, this can prove expensive, and this is where trip cancellation insurance can come in very handy. For example, you really cannot take any action against unforeseen circumstances such as a terrorist attack at your destination. For the discerning traveler, travel cancellation insurance is a wise investment. Often, a trip cancellation or interruption clause in the travel insurance ensures that you can get back the maximum amount shown in the Confirmation of Coverage if the planned trip is canceled due to […]

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RoundTrip Insurance Eases Disappointment of Missed Travel

Joe Jinxed (say) is convinced that he is only successful in making plans for trips, not in making the trip! Thankfully, that has taught him that the first thing to buy after the tickets is trip cancellation insurance. The first time that Joe had planned a trip was to Europe and he bought the RoundTrip trip cancellation insurance plan after making all the arrangements for the trip. Unfortunately, the trip had to be cancelled because of the terrorist attack in London. However, he got back the maximum amount shown on the Confirmation of Coverage as The second time, he had […]

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Air Travel in the Time of Volcanic Ash

Millions of dollars in travel insurance policy claims. Thousands of passengers stranded in airports around the world. The volcanic ash over Europe has paralyzed international travel to a large extent. This is exactly the sort of event that international travel insurance plans and trip cancellation insurance plans are purchased for. This is also exactly the kind of event that gives airlines and travel insurance companies a bit of trouble, since it means settling a large number of claims within a short period. If you are one of those clairvoyant few who did purchase travel insurance with trip cancellation benefits, you […]

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Trip Cancellation Insurance: Family Comes First!

Buy yourself peace of mind with trip cancellation insurance. Imagine worrying about the cost of canceling your trip when your mother is seriously ill! Trip cancellation plans reimburse the non-refundable costs (such as airline tickets, cruise cost and prepaid hotel bookings) of your trip in case of cancellation due to various listed reasons. A very important clause of trip cancellation policy is this: “cancellation due to a sudden, unforeseen emergency, death or illness” concerning you, your close family member or traveling companion. The definition of “family member” differs by plan. Most plans define family members as those related by “blood […]

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