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April 29, 2010

AA disappoints volcanic ash claimants

by Gill Montia

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AA disappoints volcanic ash claimants

AA Travel Insurance is reported to have reneged on a promise to pay out on travel claims resulting from the volcanic ash cloud.

According to yesterday’s Guardian, an original offer to cover the cost of policyholders’ disrupted travel plans was an act of goodwill, and the insurer’s underwriters have reconsidered their position as airlines look set to pick up costs, as required under European law.

Meanwhile, Flybe is claiming to be the first airline to offer Volcanic Ash Insurance, which is being underwritten by Chartis, its travel insurance partner.

The policy provides cover should the UK Civil Aviation Authority or any relevant overseas equivalent close airspace and scupper holiday plans.

It is available with all Flybe online bookings until 10th May 2010, for travel up to and including 30th October 2010, at a cost of £6.99 per person.

A maximum reimbursement of £2,000 per individual will be made for any holiday costs already paid, should any future volcanic ash disruption result in a Flybe flight being cancelled or delayed for more than 24 hours.


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