BA customers urged to take out travel insurance

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Whilst travel insurance is really a must for every holiday, those travellers who worry that the latest threat of Easter strike action from BA may ruin their travel plans, have been urged to take out travel insurance to protect themselves.

Whilst the union has yet to reveal any dates, BA employees voted in their thousands in favour of strike action, leaving travellers at risk of seeing their flights cancelled or severely delayed.

Travellers are being advised to take out travel insurance now, which would cover them as no date has been announced yet.

Bob Atkinson from travelsupermarket explained, “We are disappointed and frustrated that customers of BA once again face the potential of strike action in the coming weeks. We advise that all passengers should ensure they have up-to-date contact information for the airline should the union reveal dates of disruption.

“It is also vital that all passengers have travel insurance that has a strike clause within it – and it is not too late to take out such a policy. You can still take out cover up until the union announces any specific dates of action. This will then cover you against any potential losses should your flight or travel plans be disrupted.”

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It’s also worth checking the small print of your policy, because whilst most will pay out if your holiday is delayed because of the action, cancelling a holiday because you are worried the plane may be delayed or cancelled isn’t usually covered.

Unite will have to give at least 7 days notice of any strike action anyway, which is expected to come during the busy Easter break, if it comes at all.

BA hope to operate as fuller service as possible if the action does go ahead. They have announced that a normal schedule will fly from London City and Gatwick, and that short haul Heathrow flights to Heathrow should also be unaffected.

Customers whose flights are cancelled are entitled to a full refund, or a reroute, due to a new EU law.

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