by Bo, August 08, 2014
Every day there are millions of people flying in the skies above us. For many, traveling is part of the job. Going from city to city selling products, attending meetings and serving clients. These professional travelers know a lot about the best methods to save money on flights. Even what days to book and travel, when possible. And they know when flight insurance is something that they will choose to add to their travel budget.
But not all of us are professional travelers. Many of us only fly when we have to or when we go on annual vacations. With the cost of flights inching up every day, there are some things that you need to do to protect yourself in the event of a missed flight or problem. But how do we know when flight insurance is a good financial choice and a value or an added expense to our travel budget?
* The first question should be, can you afford to lose the money you paid for the tickets should something happen?
* Can you afford to pay additional for changes to your ticket in the event of an emergency?
* Are you making a trip that involves multiple destination and layovers?
* Are you traveling with multiple people, like a large family?
Any one of these instances could be cause to warrant adding flight insurance to your budget. In the event of an illness or changes that you cannot control, flight insurance can be something that will limit the amount of the loss on your end making it a financial value for you.
Look for reputable insurance companies that are well known and offer the coverage you need. Also many credit card companies add flight insurance should you book your flight on that card. Make sure to ask questions before purchasing as this may not be refundable after a certain time frame.
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