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Old 05-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Flight Insurance if I Need to Cancel

I'm booking a flight through United Airlines for August. There's a 50-50 chance that I'll need to cancel it. Rather than having to use the non-used ticket within the year for another trip, I would rather get my money back.

Has anyone used travel insurance to just cover the plane tickets? If so, who did you use? Any other recommendations are appreciated. Thanks.

P.S. The cost of the ticket is in the $500 range.
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1. Travel insurance must be purchased within a few days of booking travel.

2. It doesn't cover 'changing your mind'.
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If there is a 50-50 chance of cancelling, I would say wait till you know before you book. Shouldn't cost too much more to book at last minute. Any travel cancellation insurance is outragiously expensive and wouldn't cover a simple change of plans(as someone already mentioned). Any pre existing medical issues are also usually excluded.
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Thanks, good point.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:51 AM   #5
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We recently had our first travel insurance experience (first time buying and first claim). it was $13 for a $180 flight but we knew there was a >50% chance of my husband getting called for an out-of-the-country military trip. Within a week of providing orders and ticket receipt we received our check. Very pleased and we will definitely be buying travel insurance again.

ETA - He would have just waited for the last minute to buy a plane ticket but it was for an organized climbing trip and he needed to commit early. We felt $13 was worth it considering the likely chance of prices going up or not having a seat.
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