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Whether you are off on a business trip, or travelling for a holiday, one of the most important things to consider is the methods of transport you are planning on using. Local trips will almost always be done by car, bus, coach or train and can be done with only a little pre-planning, maybe checking the route and estimating how long it will take. Most trips abroad however will require some form of long distance method of travel, this can mean ferries, trains or long road trips but more often than not it usually means flying.
Peoples feelings about flying can really vary, some find flights exciting, others terrifying and some just find them boring. Whatever your feelings about flying there are some things that you can do to make the flight more comfortable and relaxing so that you can begin and end your trip the right way, without too much stress. To help you get the most out of your flight we will provide some tips and guidance on how to fly below.
Catching a flight can take up a significant amount of a day and whether you are taking that day as holiday or making a business trip it can feel quite a waste. With a little planning however you can make the day a relaxing start to a holiday or a productive day of work and still be moving at speed to your destination.
Flying is so prevalent for travel abroad that a lot of the travel insurance policy sections already cover flying as standard. Cancellation generally includes the cost of plane tickets and the baggage section often has something to cover the loss of baggage due to an airline error or theft after check-in. The two addons you may wish to include for flights are travel disruption cover and airline failure. This will cover you for if there are problems with your flight due to airlines going bankrupt or with the additional costs that might incur due to departure being significantly delayed or new travel plans having to be made.
Otherwise, you will want to look at what is important for the rest of your trip. Our other guides can help you determine what to look for based on your trip type but health and medical sections are always an important aspect for medical travel insurance and having lower excess is always nice to have.
As ever we at medical travel insurance can aid you in finding travel insurance for your trip just click here to go and get a quote. Make sure to add the options you want such as winter sports or travel disruption to get the cover you want or need.
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