How can you protect your winter holiday?

Sleet1Hundreds of holidaymaker’s travel plans have been left up in the air following Monarch’s collapse and Ryanair’s subsequent cancellations.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has since stepped in to offer all of those stranded a flight home, but many travellers will now have to make alternate plans and rearrange their trips.

As a result, it makes sense to protect yourself should any issues happen that get in the way of you going on your planned holiday.

Keep tabs on your flight

Depending on how early you book your flight, it can be quite easy to forget all about it until just a couple of days before travelling. This only gives you a small window to try and find a solution should something happen, which drastically reduces your chance of finding an alternative.

A lot of airlines now have apps that you can use to keep track of your flight, and you will even be notified if there are any issues.

Use a travel agent

Although this option may see you pay a little extra, travel agents will be a lot more informed about any potential issues when you are booking.

Travel agents usually have the same information as someone would at an airline desk, so should there be any sudden bad weather, they will be able to find you an alternative flight a lot quicker than you could.

Get yourself covered

Travel insurance is essential if you want to avoid any additional costs that come with a cancelled flight, especially if you selected a non-refundable seat.

The majority of airlines will offer a refund if a flight is cancelled, however very few will cover the cost of a hotel if you get stuck somewhere because of bad weather.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this winter, make sure you organise your travel insurance in advance to cover for any eventuality.

Date Created: 12 October 2017 by Questor Insurance