View Full Version : Travel Insurance, yay or nay?
08-08-2005, 03:42 PM
I am getting ready to book a trip via travelocity, and I usually *never* book the travel insurance, but I'm just feeling like I should for this trip. Before I do anything, I figured I would find out if anyone has had experience with it? Thoughts from those who have actually USED it would be best, but I'll take all input. I'm thinking for use in case of cancellation or postponement would be most likely, if that helps.
ETA: It's $49 pp, if that helps.
08-09-2005, 09:33 AM
I've never used it, but FWIW Brits *always* book travel insurance.
08-09-2005, 09:36 AM
Yes yes yes!!!!!!!
I never bothered with it either. 6 hours before we were to board a plane for a cruise my husband went into emergency surgery. Airline was great - full refund. Able to cancel hotel and stuff with no problem. Lost about $500 on the cruise - and that was with the cruise line being so great, we should have lost everything according to their policy.
08-10-2005, 09:07 AM
YES! We usually get it, especially since it doesn't cost that much. Some of the policies will even let you cancel no matter what the reason, emergency or not within a reasonable amount of time, I think Funjet is like that.
08-11-2005, 09:02 AM
I vote for yes too!
Dh and I were supposed to be in Mexico as we speak but he broke his ankle last week and had to have surgery so we had to cancel. Stupid us didn't opt for the insurance even though our travel agent said we should. Thankfully our agent was able to get our fee waived ($550 per person!!) because DH was admitted through the ER. I was killing my self last week for not getting it. You never think you are gonna need to cancel but unexpected things happen! :rolleyes:
08-11-2005, 09:18 AM
You would probably pay $50-$100 each for a change fee to just change the travel dates if you had to change your plans. I can't remember ever channging my travel plans last minute and losing the ticket. The airline or cruise line or whatever have an interest in working with you. Would they really not let you take a credit for a change fee?
08-11-2005, 12:58 PM
I vote yes.
You just never know what can happen, we got it when we went to Jamaica.
08-11-2005, 05:22 PM
If you do get travel insurance, use a third party insurer. Getting insurance thru the company you are traveling with won't help if they go out of business.
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