It depends on what insurance is involved. BA had a 747-200 destroyed in Kuwait due to an act of war fifteen years ago and I believe it was covered under insurance. The more you pay, the more you get is the general principle when it comes to insurance.
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I would assume that it also has to do with the airline and the region that it flies to often. I.E. an airline in the volatile Middle East (especially, say, El Al, MEA) may have insurance that doesn't cover it but BA may, and for all I know after the first Gulf War BA may have insurance that doesn't cover acts of war if the plane happens to be in a range of countries. For all I know, after 9/11 the US may be a place where act of war insurance is null and void.
Which I guess means it *does* depend on what insurance is involved.
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But the only problem is Israel has not declared any war!
Insurrance point of vue...it is not a war.
This is one of those subtle nuances of the English language...there is a difference between an "Act of War", which is a term of art and a declared war.
I can't find a definition of "act of war" on the Internet, let alone a good one, but my general understanding is that an "Act of War" is essentially any hostile act that would be expected during a war. (Someone please give a better definition...Even I think this could be a bit clearer)
Thus, even though Isreal may not have taken the formal step of declaring war, they are bombing things and generally conducting themselves as if it was a war -- so, for example, intentonally bombing an airports runways would be considered an "Act of War"
I'm sure someone can clean this up and make it more clear, but that's the gist of it.
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Melpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3455 times:
I've checked my car insurance policy & it states;
We will not pay your claim if;
Damage caused by any war, or warlike operations (whether war declared or not) rebellion, civil war, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power, invasion, act of foriegn enemy or popular or military rising,
Doubt any of this would happen here in Oz though...........
But, as stated previously, most airlines would have insurance arranged for these circumstances - too much money at risk. And they would have more clout in arranging insurance than Joe Blow insuring his Toyota.