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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?
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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