Flight Travel Insurance Plans

Understand the importance of a flight insurance plan for your next commercial airline flight and make sure you’re covered with the right Travel Guard plan.

Flight travel insurance plan can mean a few different things in the travel world. Most commonly, it’s a travel insurance plan that covers just the cost of your flight or flight-related inconveniences. And sometimes it can be related to flight-specific accidental death and dismemberment. Whichever flight insurance you’re looking for, Travel Guard offers plans and coverage to suit your needs.

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Travel Guard’s award-winning travel insurance plans provide excellent coverage options and access to 24-hour emergency travel assistance. Compare our travel insurance plans to find the best option for your travels today. Get travel insurance the way you want it!

What is a flight travel insurance plan?

Travel Guard offers a few options for flight insurance plans. Coverage for the cost of your flight and flight-related inconveniences (like missing your connection or tarmac delay) is included on several of our comprehensive plans. Travel Guard also offers a Flight Guard optional add-on benefit (available on certain travel insurance plans), which provides flight-specific accidental death and dismemberment insurance while you are flying on commercial airlines during your trip.

What does a flight travel insurance plan cover?

Travel Guard offers customizable travel insurance plans for your next trip. Look for a plan that has the coverage and benefit limits you need. Popular flight plan features include:

  • Trip cancellation coverage
  • Trip interruption coverage
  • Missed connection coverage
  • Trip delay coverage
  • Flight Guard (optional add-on coverage available with certain plans)
  • Travel inconvenience benefit – a one-time payment for inconveniences you encounter on your trip such as a runway delay or flight diversion (included with certain plans)
  • Emergency travel assistance – specialized representatives are available day or night for unexpected travel issues

Do I need a flight travel insurance plan?

For any vacation it’s smart to cover your travel investment, but when you’re flying it can be even more beneficial. Your air transportation is somewhat out of your control, and you’re at the mercy of certain airline cancelations and flight changes. Often your flights are one of the largest expenses of your trip, so there’s more of your investment at risk if something goes wrong. All of Travel Guard’s comprehensive travel plans (DeluxePreferred, and Essential) come with coverage for your flight and flight-related inconveniences so you can travel knowing your investment is protected. You’ll also have access to our 24/7 emergency travel assistance – which can come in handy when your red-eye flight home gets canceled last minute (or for any travel-related mishaps).

Which Travel Guard travel insurance plan is best for air travel?

All of Travel Guard’s comprehensive travel insurance plans come with coverage for your flights. Compare our plans to see what amount of coverage works best for your specific needs. Travel Guard offers a standalone flight-specific accidental death and dismemberment plan if that’s the only coverage you’re interested in. The product is called Flight Guard, and it’s available to purchase through our call center at 800.826.5248.

Can I add a flight travel insurance plan after I book my trip?

You can purchase a travel insurance plan with coverage for your flights within 24 hours of your trip departure date. However, with our comprehensive travel insurance plans, there are early purchase benefits that you’ll receive if you purchase at the time of booking your travel (or shortly after). Our article “When should I buy travel insurance?” explains more!

Why purchase your flight travel insurance plan through Travel Guard?

Travel Guard is one of the world’s leading travel insurance providers with a network of service centers located in Asia, Europe and the Americas, ensuring the highest quality emergency travel services and medical assistance while you’re traveling. With early purchase benefits and optional add-on coverages, you can customize the plan and coverages you need for your trip.

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