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    Travel insurance with volcano cover.

    I have booked a holiday to Turkey for August and I was wondering if there are any travel insurance companies who will cover any future volcanic ash disruptions

    I have been reading that most insurance companies are unlikely to pay out on any future volcanic ash issues for travel insurance purchased recently, because people were aware that the volcanic ash may disrupt travel over the next few months.

    Rep will be given to any helpful suggestions. Thanks.

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    YES - i booked with Direct Travel and have had an email saying they cover it

    [COLOR="Blue"]We are pleased to confirm that Direct Travel Insurance will pay valid claims from customers that are either stranded abroad or cannot travel due to the volcanic ash.

    Many travel insurance policies do not cover such situations but, in light of these extraordinary circumstances, we are treating this as an adverse weather event. This means that you can submit a claim for Delayed departure, Abandonment or Missed departure if you have been affected.[/COLOR]


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    DAMNOME;8544223

    YES - i booked with Direct Travel and have had an email saying they cover … YES - i booked with Direct Travel and have had an email saying they cover it[COLOR="Blue"]We are pleased to confirm that Direct Travel Insurance will pay valid claims from customers that are either stranded abroad or cannot travel due to the volcanic ash.Many travel insurance policies do not cover such situations but, in light of these extraordinary circumstances, we are treating this as an adverse weather event. This means that you can submit a claim for Delayed departure, Abandonment or Missed departure if you have been affected.[/COLOR]got Quidco to



    says on their website that only applies if you bought the policy before 13th april?

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    DAMNOME;8544223

    YES - i booked with Direct Travel and have had an email saying they cover … YES - i booked with Direct Travel and have had an email saying they cover it[COLOR="Blue"]We are pleased to confirm that Direct Travel Insurance will pay valid claims from customers that are either stranded abroad or cannot travel due to the volcanic ash.Many travel insurance policies do not cover such situations but, in light of these extraordinary circumstances, we are treating this as an adverse weather event. This means that you can submit a claim for Delayed departure, Abandonment or Missed departure if you have been affected.[/COLOR]got Quidco to



    Before booking make sure its still the case.

    If you travel with a known medical condition, you're not covered. May well be the same type of thing....ie read the small print.... several times!

    First Direct (the bank) also gave cover. Dunno if they still will. Probably all travel insurance companies will exclude volcanic activity at some point.

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    barky;8544279

    says on their website that only applies if you bought the policy before … says on their website that only applies if you bought the policy before 13th april?



    There ya go.... just as I was saying.

    guv;8544312

    There ya go.... just as I was saying.



    I would happilly pay extra to any company that did offer cover-seriously considering taking our summer flights from london rather than glasgow cos they seem less likely to suffer the sporadic setbacks.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I think I'm going to find it hard to get an insurer who will cover against future disruptions

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    barky;8544350

    I would happilly pay extra to any company that did offer cover-seriously … I would happilly pay extra to any company that did offer cover-seriously considering taking our summer flights from london rather than glasgow cos they seem less likely to suffer the sporadic setbacks.



    Completely agree. I was a little miffed when I phoned my company after I returned. It said I had "delay cover". I thought a week being stranded in Singapore would count for something. But I was simply told "Natural Disaster - not covered". However, she couldn't actually tell me where it said that in the policy. (But there was a mention in there about airspace closing and things outside the airlines control. So I do think she's half right.) Strangely, the email "form, from my request 2 weeks ago still hasnt arrived! A chase up needed I think. (There was something else I could claim for.)

    I doubt you will find a company willing to cover for this now,it would be too high a risk for them

    I was looking around this week for hubby and - from what I could see - no company will cover you against the volcano now because you are already aware of the risk posed by the volcano before you purchased the insurance so can reasonably expect that there may be disruption :thumbsup:

    it's for flights booked between certain dates though,hmm,few days away,

    have you read all the t&c's? I just had a quick look

    Yeh you've got to book with Flybe and its only available till the 10th. Qualyfing people will be virtually 0 and i wouldn't be surprised to see an increase in the flight costs as well.

    Im travelling to Turkey in Aug and hope the insurance covers it, coz it may not be over by then lol. Got my insurance back in Feb so HOPEFULLY it will be covered... although maybe worth checking myself !

    http://thumbnails.hulu.com/16/455/79641_512x288_generated__hoHmSQALxEeBGyoijnTkiA.jpg

    'Volcano Cover eh'

    Mellow Yellow;8545596

    ]*cough*



    Excuse you, maybe you should see a doctor :roll:
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