The travel world has recently been rocked by a number of global events – both natural disasters and political action – which makes the point that families planning on Easter travel should consider travel insurance plans that protect their holiday travel.
Just a few recent examples:
- Travelers stranded or delayed by the recent Southwest Airlines’ struggles could have had help from their travel insurance company if they purchased travel insurance ahead of the event.
- British Airways is considering possible strike action, but travelers can still purchase travel insurance prior to the strike date announcement.
- Prices for travel insurance may be going up due to recent payouts due to a world in crisis and multiple natural disasters. Experts recommend travelers purchase their travel insurance early and consider multi-trip plans or annual plans, where appropriate, to take advantage of today’s prices.
Families traveling with children this Easter holiday – even if traveling to see family members in other states – need to consider the value of coverage for travel situations like:
- Missed connections, which can be caused by severe weather, labor strikes, and overbooking. Review the information about missed connections and what the airline won’t provide.
- Travel delays, which can be caused by weather, flight operation problems, and strikes. Take a look at the information on travel delays to understand what it covers.
Families on the go should think about the many travel situations that can put a damper on holiday fun and make travel far more difficult than it should be. See the complete guide to travel insurance coverage for more information.