Should my travel insurance cover this?

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Should my travel insurance cover this?

Post by fortfun » Fri May 22, 2020 12:12 pm

We have flights on Norwegian leaving the end of June and returning the end of July (London). I was just reading that Norwegian plans to keep its planes grounded until April 2021.
https://aeronauticsonline.com/norwegian ... ntil-2021/

Would this be a typical reason that travel insurance would cover? I'm trying to decide what to do.

Options:
1. Cancel and take the Norwegian vouchers. Don't really like this option because it could be out of business before I'm able to use the vouchers.
2. Hope the air line cancels the flights and gives me a refund on my credit card. Don't know the odds of this happening.
3. Try to get travel insurance to cover this.

We have some other flights on EasyJet too but I'm willing to eat the cost of these cheap tickets.

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Re: Should my travel insurance cover this?

Post by climber2020 » Fri May 22, 2020 12:15 pm

fortfun wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:12 pm
2. Hope the air line cancels the flights and gives me a refund on my credit card. Don't know the odds of this happening.
This would be the best option. You shouldn't have to hope for anything if they already announced plans to keep planes on the ground.

You may have to wait until mid June before the flight is officially off the schedule. No reason not to wait until the last minute.

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Re: Should my travel insurance cover this?

Post by fortfun » Fri May 22, 2020 12:24 pm

climber2020 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:15 pm
fortfun wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:12 pm
2. Hope the air line cancels the flights and gives me a refund on my credit card. Don't know the odds of this happening.
This would be the best option. You shouldn't have to hope for anything if they already announced plans to keep planes on the ground.

You may have to wait until mid June before the flight is officially off the schedule. No reason not to wait until the last minute.
Thanks Climber. If they are grounding until 2021, why wouldn't they already cancel the flights?

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Re: Should my travel insurance cover this?

Post by climber2020 » Fri May 22, 2020 1:03 pm

fortfun wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Thanks Climber. If they are grounding until 2021, why wouldn't they already cancel the flights?
To give twitchy, impatient people plenty of time to proactively call and cancel. It’s in the airline’s best interest to hand out as many travel vouchers as possible so they can keep your cash.

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Re: Should my travel insurance cover this?

Post by fortfun » Fri May 22, 2020 2:01 pm

climber2020 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:03 pm
fortfun wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Thanks Climber. If they are grounding until 2021, why wouldn't they already cancel the flights?
To give twitchy, impatient people plenty of time to proactively call and cancel. It’s in the airline’s best interest to hand out as many travel vouchers as possible so they can keep your cash.
Thanks Climber. Just got of the phone with them and was able to cancel the flights and ask for a refund. They had already cancelled the June flight but didn't bother to let us know. Hopefully, I'll get my money back...

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Re: Should my travel insurance cover this?

Post by JaneyLH » Fri May 22, 2020 2:17 pm

You can lodge a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation if they don’t refund. They have a webform you can use to submit and they will get back to you.

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