New Trip Delay Insurance with Barclaycard Arrival Plus

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New Trip Delay Insurance with these Barclaycard-issued cards.

Trip delays can be a pain, not only regarding lost time and inconvenience, but also due to the additional costs incurred by having to stay in hotels, dining, and other incidentals. Luckily, many

Luckily, many credit cards offer trip delay insurance, and Barclaycard has just announced that it has added trip delay insurance to its array of World Elite MasterCard products. These include cards like the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® and the Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®. So, what exactly constitutes a trip delay?

Trip Delay

For the purpose of the insurance, a trip delay is considered a delay of 6 hours or more for any of the following reasons:

  • Airline equipment malfunctions
  • Bad weather
  • Stolen or misplaced travel documents, including your passport.

Other delays due to war, acts of aggression, and hostilities between nations are not covered by the trip delay insurance. If your trip is delayed for a valid reason, you will be compensated for your expenses up to a value of $300.

Who is Eligible for Coverage?

Barclaycard is making the changes to their terms and conditions effective April 1, 2017. To find out if the new benefits have been extended to your card, you will have to check the updated terms and conditions of your Barclaycard.

To be eligible for the coverage, you must have made the booking using your Barclaycard; if the booking is an award booking, you must have paid the cash portion (taxes and fees) of the ticket using your Barclaycard.

The insurance will cover you for any expenses incurred during your delay; however, if you have been issued vouchers or certificates by the airline, you will only be compensated for the portion of expenses not covered by the vouchers or certificate.

Should you use these cards for airfare?

Before you rush out to book your next flight with your Barclaycard, check that you don’t have better options. One of the best cards for trip delay cover is the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. If you have no other card that offers trip delay insurance, then this new benefit from Barclaycard is great news, and can only help smooth over your travel experience.

Source: Million Mile Secrets

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Comments

  • So good to know! Sometimes I get so focused on the earn and burn side of travel that I overlook other useful bennies like this. Thx for the post.

  • Good to know it covers award trips as long as you pay cash portion!

  • This is excellent information for us frequent flyers! Thank you ever so much!

  • What kind of expanses it covers? Lounge? Books? Entertainments? For 6+ hours delay, airline should provide food vouchers already.

    • “travel expenses” is what is used throughout the document. Based on how other card products I think it is safe to assume meals, taxi/uber and hotel type expenses would be covered.

  • Glad to know you have to pay the taxes and fees with your card. Wouldn’t have thought of that. Thanks for sharing and will look into booking our next trip with our Barclay card.

  • Great to hear this. Trip delay insurance is a key consideration for me when choosing a credit card for airfare purchases, especially when traveling with my family.

  • We could have used this last week after getting stuck in Atlanta becaused of the storm

  • I am a big fan of buying trip insurance for vacations. It is not very expensive. And they seem to be very comprehensive, including cancellation, medical, emergency evacuation, etc.. I use insuremytrip.com. I’ve never made a claim though.

    Maybe this site can do an article on trip insurance. How it works. And how it worked for people who actually had to make a claim.

  • Hugh Hawkins says:

    One reason I justify the Chase Reserve is the travel insurance. Problem is I usually end up using the JetBlue Card to get the extra points and free bags.

  • Very useful info to know. Many times we need to dig into the detail and file a claim ourselves, thats easily couple hundreds of dollars saving over there.

  • Trip delay insurance sounds like a really good benefit to have, all though I can’t remember the last time I had a delay of 6 hours.

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