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  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Prepare for Pilot Strikes with International Student Travel Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
Economy airline Spirit Airlines is the latest airline to be hit by an employee's strike. These events can hurt travelers as much or more than the airline itself, leaving tourists stuck in a difficult spot after purchasing airfare. Protect yourself every time you fly with international student travel insurance.

Spirit's low fares amke it an appealing airline for student travelers. While it does not offer as wide a coverage base as its higher-priced counterparts, many students opt for flights on students due to their own budget constraints. However, Spirit is hardly the only airline to run into problems with strikes. British Airways employees are staging their second strike of the year, proving small and large carriers may be hit with these problems, and students should take proper precautions no matter what airline they choose.

With an international student travel insurance policy, students can opt to purchase trip cancellation insurance that will offer them reimbursement in the event of a missed connection or flight cancellation. Additionally, many international student travel insurance policies offer concierge services that can help you repair your travel plans after a strike damages them.

With the help of this service, you can get your travel plans back on track with new flights and hotel accommodations. This is especially helpful if you are stranded in another country where you do not speak the native language well. Your concierge service can overcome that language barrier and work with airlines to get a new itinerary together. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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