FlyGlobespan flyers could be covered by insuranceScheduled Airline Failure Cover may refund costs

17 December 2009

Travellers hit by the collapse of FlyGlobespan may be able to claim on their travel insurance policy.

Many Which? Best Buys, including The AA, Columbus Direct, Direct Travel Insurance,, Karma Insuranc and Saga all offer Scheduled Airline Failure Cover of between £1,000 and £5,000. This element of travel insurance policies covers you if your airline goes bust, particularly if you're already abroad and can't get back due to the failure of your carrier.

Some non-Best Buy insurers, including Age Concern and Post Office, also offer Scheduled Airline Failure Cover on some of their policies.

Some insurance policies offer Scheduled Airline Failure Cover as standard

Dan Moore, Which? insurance expert, advises: 'Some insurers offer Scheduled Airline Failure Cover as standard with the policy, while others offer it as an optional extra. Check your insurance documents to see if you're covered and, if you're not sure, give your insurer a ring to find out. 

'Some insurers may refer to Scheduled Airline Failure Cover under a different name, so it's worth checking with them if you're unsure. You've paid your insurance premium, so it's only reasonable that you should put in a claim for your lost flight.'

To find out the best travel insurance policy for your needs, check out Which? travel insurance Best Buys.

For further advice for FlyGlobespan customers, see our news report on the FlyGlobespan collapse.

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