Travel Insurance

Should I Purchase Trip Insurance To Cover An Award Redeposit Fee?

December 1, 2013

TPG reader Mary had a question about travel insurance and what it covers when it comes to award tickets: “Hi TPG. I will be booking a trip to Paris with my American Airlines AAdvantage miles (thanks to you!). If I purchase trip insurance, will my miles be credited for free if we need to cancel? […]

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Lost Luggage Credit Card Protection and The Lack of Coverage When Using Frequent Flyer Miles

July 15, 2013

There are many things that can go wrong on a trip – especially one that spans numerous countries and involves trains, planes, automobiles and even Icelandic horses. By far the most common travel trauma however, is lost luggage. With more fees and better tracking technology (and less people checking bags), it mystifies me that airlines […]

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Does Your Credit Card Give You Adequate Travel Insurance Coverage?

July 10, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. The travel insurance study that I recently commissioned Princeton Survey Research Associates International to conduct has got me thinking about trip coverage a lot lately – especially as I have some exciting international adventures such as a […]

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Independent Travel Insurance vs. Airline Or Cruise Carriers, When Is It Best To Buy More?

July 5, 2013

As I discovered from the results of the travel insurance study conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International that I posted last week, there is a lot of confusion among travelers about whether it is worth it to pay  for extra coverage on top of  whatever you are already paying for your trip, and what exactly it […]

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National Travel Insurance Survey Results – Who Buys It and Is It Worth It?

June 26, 2013

As a frequent traveler, I’ve always balked at purchasing travel insurance because I’ve been confused by the different policies and whether it actually has any value. However, recently I embarked on a mission to research the topic and find out which policies were actually worth it. To start off, I commissioned Princeton Survey Research Associates […]

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