Are TSA Delays Covered Under Your Insurance?


Probably everyone who frequently travels has dealt with some type of delay. With the increasingly stringent TSA requirements, one of the slowest steps in making your flight is having to wait in security checkpoint lines. These lines can take quite some time, especially if your destination includes a foreign country. It’s not unusual to miss a flight because of a TSA delay or suddenly finding yourself unable to get on another flight because it’s already full.

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 your travel insurance provider.

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 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 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 Administrator at 10 Oct 2016, 09:50 AM


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