The latest report from Which? Holiday shows that a number of major airlines are still leading customers to buy holiday insurance by making buying insurance cover a default booking option when customers book their flights online.
Last November, there was an EU ruling making it illegal for airlines to automatically opt passengers into optional additional charges including travel insurance, as part of their flight package.
But still, according to Which?, airlines such as EasyJet, Jet2 and Monarch all automatically add holiday insurance as a default option* – where customers have to untick option boxes to avoid paying for the travel insurance. The costs of these additional extras can add up, especially if there are a group of adults travelling abroad together.
*Source – Which? Holiday June 2009#
Customers should ensure they read the small print on the airlines travel insurance policies to check they are covered for every eventuality. You should especially take note of the age restrictions on the holiday insurance policy. Also, if you have a pre-existing medical conditions, check to see that the holiday insurance policy will cover your condition. For the more adventurous traveller, you should ensure you will be covered for any activities you plan on taking part in.
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Holiday insurance is a must!
When buying your holiday insurance, don’t assume that every policy is the same. Your needs may be different from others, so make sure the policy you buy provides the cover that you require. Read the small print, check the level of cover and ensure you are covered for any activities that you want to undertake. Carry your travel insurance documentation with you on holiday and keep the 24-hour emergency medical assistance number on you at all times along with your policy number. Get an instant 24/7 travel insurance quote, for just £5.91** 24/7 travel insurance will cover you for a 3-day trip to Europe!
**Premium £5.91 includes Insurance Premium Tax; based on an individual traveller aged under 55 taking out a Standard single-trip policy for 3 days in Europe including personal possessions cover and purchased within 14 days of departure date. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (July 2009) and are subject to change.