Reaching the airport has always been a stressful task. And no matter how close you might reside to an airport, it always is an unnerving experience to make it there on time. From cab drivers taking their own sweet time to pick you up, to experiencing traffic snarls when the same route was congestion-free the previous day.
Even after experiencing all these hassles in making it to the airport, you may experience more hassles even after reaching there. For instance, you may have carried more baggage than what is under the permissible limits. Thus, you may be required to shell out a couple of extra thousand rupees, simply to check in the overweight baggage. For this reason, it is always recommended to travel light and carry only the essentials.
Most metro cities have multiple terminals and reaching the wrong terminal at the eleventh hour is the biggest mistake one can make. This mistake can almost cost you to miss your flight. First-time flyers are more likely to make such a rookie mistake. Hence, always ensure to double-check the terminal and flight times, along with the date at the time of your flight.
While these experiences aren’t covered by a travel insurance plan, the ones mentioned below are surely covered when you buy one:
Despite all the above hiccups that take place even before your trip starts, you can make it to the airport on time, and yet come to know that your flight is delayed. Such a development can invite unwanted expenses in your tightly-spent travels. When you buy travel insurance online
or offline, these kinds of unpredictable situations are covered within their scope. The travel insurance company will reimburse the number of expenses up to a specified limit for delays in your flight. *
Coverage for Lost or Delayed Baggage
You may have heard or experienced it yourself that the luggage can get either lost or delayed after you reach the destination. This is a common concern faced at airports. In the event your luggage is lost or delayed, you may be required to spend additionally for the lost items. In those situations, a travel insurance claim can be handy to reimburse these additional costs. *
Missed Connecting Flight
In the unfortunate event where you end up missing your connecting flight with no fault of yours, a travel insurance plan reimburses the expenses that are required at such a place of layover while the airline reimburses for the cost of the ticket. This delay can either be a result of rough weather, technical issues, and the like, which may have caused your originating flight to get delayed. *
*Standard T&C Apply
These are some of the glitches at the airport that are covered by a travel insurance plan. Make sure to select the right type of policy depending on the type of traveler you are. Insurance companies offer specialized student travel insurance
policies, senior citizen travel policies, and business travel policies, based on the varying needs of different types of travelers. Moreover, if you are flying to an international destination, make sure to opt for an international travel insurance
plan that is specifically designed to cover all the inconveniences that may be caused in a foreign country.
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