POSTED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 8:07pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 8:08pm
TYLER, TEXAS (KETK) — It's the busiest travel time of the year and when many of us book flights we hope everything goes smoothly.
Holiday travel can get very chaotic especially when you're flying because anything can happen, but there's something that can ease some problems you may run into.
Trip cancelations, lost baggage or missing a flight are many things that can go wrong, you may have experienced it or hope it never happens.
Before you book your flight, you may want to think about purchasing something very important to make sure your holiday travel is not a hassle. Experts recommend passengers to but flight insurance.
"Haven't really thought about it that much, I do travel quite a bit, but I just assumed that I won't need it, I don't know why I don't but maybe it's something I should start thinking about," said
Laurel Upton, Passenger for Mineola
We spoke with American Airlines, they tell us there five reasons to buy trip insurance (provided by Allianz Travel Insurance).
1. When plans change due to illness, job loss and severe weather.
2. Reimbursement of prepaid expenses for trip interruptions and cancelations or for items if luggage is delayed.
3. Emergency medical/dental coverage while on your trip
4. Rental car damage or theft coverage
5. 24/7 assistance.
"I haven't ever lost luggage or missed a flight, today actually I was suppose to go to Longview but the flight got canceled but they switched that around for me and so I'm here in Tyler instead," said William League-Pascual, holiday traveler.
One East Texan says he always buys travel insurance when he books he books his flight. "If you're going to be traveling and are on a tight budget and tight schedule I highly recommend purchasing travel insurance," said Mike Miller, frequent flyer.