If you're travelling overseas, travel insurance is extremely important. But this is especially the case if you're visiting the United States. Medical bills in the USA routinely run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and payment is often required upfront. If something happens and you need urgent medical treatment, you could even be refused if you don't have travel … [Read more...]
Travel Insurance is a popular topic of discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer website. We really believe that proper insurance cover is vital! We provide tips to help you decide which travel insurance policy is best for you.
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The 28 Degrees MasterCard has added a unique new benefit for travellers. Cardholders are now entitled to complimentary airport lounge access for themself and up to 4 guests, where available, if their flight is delayed by at least 2 hours. There is no charge; you'll just have to register each flight at least 6 hours in advance of the scheduled departure time. The "Flight Delay … [Read more...]
Delays, food poisoning, missing baggage… there's plenty that can go wrong when travelling overseas. Unfortunately, if you're travelling to Europe, there are also plenty of pickpockets that will try their best to ruin your trip. AFF member OZDUCK is lucky to still have a wallet after pickpockets in the Spanish city of Barcelona attempted to steal it twice on the same day. … [Read more...]
Osaka's Kansai Airport is closed until further notice following the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years. The typhoon, which killed at least 10 people in Japan, caused extensive flooding and damage to Kansai International Airport (KIX). Following the storm, 3,000 passengers and airport staff were stranded inside the airport terminal after a tanker hit the main bridge … [Read more...]
Travel vaccinations are important to prevent you from getting sick overseas. But they're also necessary for another reason that many travellers overlook. Not getting the right vaccinations could void your travel insurance. All insurance policies contain various clauses that exclude cover if the traveller fails to take sensible precautions to prevent their loss or injury. … [Read more...]