Probably everyone who frequently travels has dealt with some type of travel delay. With the increasingly stringent TSA requirements, one of the slowest steps in making it to your flight is having to wait in security checkpoint lines. These lines can take quite some time, especially if you are headed to a foreign country. It’s not an unusual circumstance to miss a flight because of a TSA delay or suddenly finding yourself unable to get on another flight because it’s already full.
So, you might be wondering whether such a delay will be covered under your travel insurance policy, assuming you purchased one. Unfortunately, a delay in your trip due to the TSA security check will not be covered by your insurance. A delay because of a mechanical breakdown in the aircraft? Yes, it’s covered. A hurricane that prevents or affects travel? It’s possible. To know exactly what’s covered, make sure you thoroughly read your policy coverage or contact our excellent customer service team who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
TSA delays do not fall under what the travel insurance industry calls “peril coverage” as there is nothing perilous about it. If you’re concerned about running into such a situation the next time you plan a long flight, the best way to avoid such delays is to arrive at the airport early and with plenty of time so you have more than enough time should unforeseen TSA circumstances arise or get TSA Pre✓ and use the shorter lines at the airports. (This is a serious time saver especially if you travel frequently.)
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at 22 Oct 2018
Travelers seeking an experience that mimics the feel of being a local are more often than not ditching hotels in favor of renting another person’s home. (Hence homestay mega-giant, Airbnb). While this can make for a unique experience, there are personal safety issues to keep in mind while renting a home in a foreign place.
For starters, make sure you thoroughly read the contract so that you know exactly what is included and excluded. For example, the contract may stipulate that you will lose any deposit you’ve put down if you don’t clean up after yourself. Before signing anything, make sure that the host is legally able to rent out the home. In today’s age where websites like Airbnb attract thousands of users, there have been many legal situations involving property owners and travelers. Ask for documentation; if the person is reputable they will have nothing to hide and will be glad to give you proof.
Any payments and communications should be done via the rental company website instead of directly with the property owner. This will add another level of security and significantly reduce the odds of fraud or your identity and credit card information being stolen.
Another very important aspect to look at is the number of ratings a host has, as well as how high the host’s rating is. You should never stay with anyone that has less than about 20 reviews, just to stay safe. Many hosts come and go very fast just trying to make a quick buck, so make sure you are staying with a reputable host who other people have trusted and left reviews on.
The home you’ll be renting will likely have security measures in place like an alarm and the standard door locks. As you would when visiting any foreign place, use common sense and proper judgement. Keep your valuables at home, thoroughly inspect the references and be aware of your surroundings. If it feels sketchy or unsafe, have a backup plan. This is also a helpful step should the host be a no-show.
Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types around the world. We offer a variety of travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products which offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner call 888-301-9289 or email email@example.com.
By Emily Glen
at 11 Oct 2018