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    Should I get a paid Travel insurance policy?

    Hi everyone I am going to Europe for 4 weeks in June and am contemplating getting a paid travel insurance policy. I have an ANZ travel adventures credit card and a Westpac Altitude credit card and have qualified for the free travel insurance on each of these cards. Would the combination of...
  2. K

    Help with Travel Insurance. I have a pre existing illness.

    I want to book a trip to the US, Canada, and a cruise to Alaska, but I am having trouble getting travel insurance because of a pre existing illness. I had a heart attack last November and now have a stent.
  3. G

    CPAP Machines and Travel Insurance

    Hi All, i have a 4.5 yo CPAP machine i have to take with me overseas. i believe it is almost completely depreciated out of existence - and thus not worth much. Do people, when taking out TI, take out any special coverage for their older machines, or just hope for the best and treat it as...
  4. M

    Booking Antarctic cruise 22 months in advance, and insurance?

    Dear AFF Forum Team, After much fantasising, research, more research and then some more research (and a lot done on this website), we are about to put down a deposit on a 16 day cruise to Antarctica - Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica - in January/February 2021 ! Yikes, I never thought I'd...
  5. S

    SCTI not valid if you have credit card insurance?

    I was looking at getting a SCTI policy for an upcoming trip, however was concerned to see in their PDS the following- “If all or part of any valid claim is covered by another source, including any travel, sickness, accident, health, or income protection insurance policies, banks and/or credit...
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    Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance

    I am concerned about the possible end of Jet Airways and therefore started to look at my travel insurance policy from Southern Cross. It explicitly states that failure of airline to provide service due to financial halt of airline is not covered. Can someone tell me what company in Australia...
  7. J

    Boeing Max 8 - Australian Travel Insurance [Cover for choosing not to fly on it?]

    My family of 4 is going on an overseas trip in 14 days that involves a number of flights. One flight from Canada to Maui is on a Boeing Max 8. Neither Canada nor the USA have grounded the Max 8 - and despite 3 phone calls, Air Canada will not waive their flight cancellation policy (4 tickets...
  8. Q

    Annual travel insurance

    I need to renew my multi-trip annual travel insurance by the end of this month. I need cover for skiing, my family when they travel with me. I’m currently a QF gold flyer and have the AMEX platinum card. What are people’s views of best options.
  9. Quickstatus

    Travel insurance - the process of changing itinerary due to injury

    Never made a claim on Travel insurance (TI) before Context: Travel party 5 Next travel sectors,: Shinkansen Nagano - Kyoto, Kyoto 3 nights, Shinkansen Kyoto - Tokyo and Tokyo -NRT Flights: NRT-KUL-SIN-SYD (20Feb) 1/5 in travel party - fractured tibia requiring plaster and crutches and surgery...
  10. G

    RACQ and MYTRAVEL Travel Insurance

    Hi All, Anyone had any recent experiences with wither RACQ or MYTRAVEL Travel Insurances ? I am looking at about 4 days in Penang; 6 days in Germany and then about 50 days in the UK and Ireland. Just looking mainly for existing medical and car rental excess cover. TIA for any assistance.
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    Insurance for France, DFAT travel advice

    Hi, I hope someone can advise me here. My 15 year old son will be going to France and Italy in September this year on a school excursion. I have been advised by the school to take out a policy with an insurer that will cover cancellation costs once DFAT advice level gets to 2. I have called...
  12. carls888

    Explorer travel insurance for the USA?

    Hi, we have been purchasing travel insurance for the last few years due to flying Singapore Air on KF miles, so none of our cc insurances have been activated. I have just purchased tickets on Virgin to the USA on the Explorer card and was wondering if anyone had used only this card's attached...
  13. M

    Amex Platinum Charge Card Travel Insurance

    Interested to see if people rely solely on the Platinum Charge Travel Insurance.
  14. M

    Activation of amex platinum charge rental car insurance & travel insurance.

    Hi AFF Members, My upcoming trip: Sydney -> Perth -> Singapore -> Sydney, I have paid airfare by points and paied for additional charges and taxes by my Amex charge card. Just want to confirm that I have activated my amex charge travel insurance cover. Secondly, I have paid all rental car...
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    Travel Insurance after a non-travel related DVT & PE

    Just wondering if any one here has some advice on Travel Insurance. In May 2017 purchased annual travel policy with QBE to cover some small trips and European Cruise and travel for July/August 2018. In Sep 2017 i had a DVT (Clot in my leg) which broke apart and travelled to my Lungs (PE -...
  16. O

    Travel Insurance [Credit Card] Query

    Hi, We want to travel overseas next year and pay for the trip with our credit card. Is travel insurance included if we do this? Specifically, cancellation insurance? I'm mainly concerned if my mother gets ill or dies and we have to cancel our trip is this covered? Many Thanks, Owen.
  17. Glider_

    Travel insurance for Bali including volcano cover?

    Hi all, Nabbed a great Jetstar deal to Bali this time next year, and am looking at insurance. Our usual go-to is TID, but they won't cover volcano related claims (apparently both Mt Agung and ALL volcanoes generally evermore since last year?). Can anyone recommend another insurer who has...
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    Travel Insurance for Cancer

    Hi, Family member has cancer and is undergoing treatment with longer term maintenance drugs (over a period of 1yr +). This means that I have to tick the "still receiving treatment" box when I apply for travel insurance. This means that most TI providers refuse the cover automatically. Any...
  19. Quickstatus

    Please take out Travel Insurance

    Please get travel insurance before you need it... Husband finds Sydney bride unconscious after stroke on US honeymoon
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    CC Travel Insurance restrictions

    Hi, I've noticed that both my ANZ and Amex CC travel insurance require purchase of return tickets from Australia which I hadn't previously realised as I routinely buy one way tickets as my returns are very open-ended. Does anyone know of other credit cards that don't require this? What about...