“Airline strikes are bad news for travellers. No matter what causes your trip to be delayed, cancelled or interrupted, you need to know how travel insurance can cover you. So with all the delays and cancellations that could affect flights from UK airports due to the different staff strikes threats, what should travellers do?
The key thing for the consumer to focus on in this situation is to look for products that offer more protection than just simple travel insurance. For example, scheduled airline failure and other types of failure products allow travellers to continue with their trip in event of airline staff strike situations. Insurefor.com offers both airline failure and an extended travel delay product. This allows the customer to continue with their holiday, not just recover the cost which is what most customers want to do. Travel delay is covered if it is cancelled and no alternative is provided to you within 12 hours of the intended departure time. We cover the cost of buying a replacement ticket up to a maximum of £500 on our standard policy and £1,500 on our premier policy, per insured person.”