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Are TSA Delays Covered Under Your Travel Insurance?

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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.)

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 info@trawickinternational.com

By Emily Glen at 22 Oct 2018

Travel Tip Tuesday: What to Pack in Your Carry-On

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1. Headphones

   For listening to music, watching a movie or drowning out the snoring man next to you, headphones are a necessary part of any flight.

2. Water

 Staying hydrated is so important when it comes to traveling, especially on those long flights. You don’t want to start your trip off on the wrong foot! Keep an extra bottle of water with you at all times.

3. Portable Phone Charger

Whether you are using your phone to listen to music, or browsing Facebook during your flight, chances are that it will drain your battery life. Packing a portable charger will ensure that your phone will never be dead (as long as you make sure to charge it)! 

4. Change of Clothes 

Bringing a change of clothes is always a good idea just in case something happens to your luggage, you won’t be stuck in the same dirty clothes. It is also a good idea to bring a change of clothes with you in case your flight is cold and you need to bundle up more! 

5. Snacks

Airplanes do offer snacks most of the time, but they are usually loaded with sodium. Pack extra snacks for yourself to avoid bloating and feeling bad! 

6. Toiletries 

It’s always a good idea to throw a hair brush, tooth brush and toothpaste and maybe even some dry shampoo in your carry on. You may arrive to your hotel before your check in time and these can come in handy when you need to freshen up after a long flight! 

7. Reading Material

Investing in a good book for your flight can be a game changer. If you’re one of those people who just cannot fall asleep on a flight, diving into a good book can make time go by so much faster. 

These are just a few of our most important items to include in your carry-on bag. If you have a go-to item that you always include in your carry-on let us know what it is by leaving a comment below! We would love to hear from you.

This update is provided by travel insurance provider Trawick International. Some of our travel insurance plans include international and domestic inbound and outbound travel insurance, missionary travel insurance, trip protection and cancellation, visitor insurance, and Schengen Visa plans. Call 877-233-4591 for more information.

By EMILY GLEN at 16 Jan 2018
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