No one wants to think about facing hardships while traveling but it is an important piece of your travel plan that needs to be in place. Issues that arise on vacation come in all shapes and sizes but if you have travel insurance you can feel protected if something does happen.
While there are a vast amount of things travel insurance plans can help with, today we are going to talk about what we are noticing with airfare in the last year. As most of you know, the United States is struggling with a national staffing shortage and the airlines, airports, and TSA are not exempt from this shortage. What we are seeing right now is if there is one hiccup to a few flights, it throws future days or weeks into a complete uproar while the airlines try and play catch up.
Over the last year thousands of flights were cancelled due to things like severe weather. While the airlines play catch up it also gobbles up days worth of flight availability to get those cancelled home. Due to this situation, if you needed to get home during something like this, you may have been stuck for three or four days. Right now the airlines do not have enough staff to keep up with the amount of people who are traveling before something goes wrong. A few of our agents personally experienced this back in October when an airline cancelled their flight and the airline could not get them back home for seven entire days. They were able to book themselves through another airline to get home sooner and submit a claim for reimbursement through their travel insurance plan. Can you imagine the financial burden you could run into if you had to pay out of pocket and were not going to get reimbursed, or worse had to sit in the airport for days at a time?
These are just a few of the many reasons you need to make sure you are covered with travel insurance today. While we are not licensed insurance agents, we can assist you in making sure your vacation is covered by providing plan options to you and pointing you in the right direction to the insurance company we are partnered with. We are getting into the holiday season and weather in many places can delay or cancel flights. Make sure you are covered with travel insurance so you can make it to your families Christmas day festivities without being too stressed. Happy Holidays!
For more information on covering your vacation, reach out to a Starsuff Travel Planner today!
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