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Flybe To Offer Volcanic Ash Insurance  
User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19243 posts, RR: 52
Posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Airline article: http://www.flybe.com/news/1004/27_1.htm

"While we fully stand by our commitments under EU regulation 261, regardless of our concerns about the justness of its design, Flybe nevertheless wants to make sure our passengers have insurance to help pay for any additional costs they may face due to authorities closing airspace and scuppering their travel plans.”

The option to purchase this separate Volcanic Ash policy is available with all online bookings made between today and May 10th 2010 and, for £6.99 per person, will reimburse the policyholder for any holiday costs already paid if the flight is cancelled prior to departure or delayed for more than 24 hours due to airspace being closed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority or overseas equivalent."

[Edited 2010-04-28 04:21:58]


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User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Wow this is just unbelievable.


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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3678 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Didnt think it would be long until somebody tried to capitalize on the idea, seeing as there was talk of this possibly being a 'regular' occurance in the area should the volcano(es) start to act up again.

But L6/10.50USD??!?! thats a tad steep.



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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2159 times:

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 2):
But L6/10.50USD??!?! thats a tad steep.

How so?


User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3678 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2119 times:

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 3):
How so?

Allow me to rephrase...

Maybe they should charge less. My thought is this: 10.50 might be alot for people who maybe are looking for the lowest possible fares. If they charge, say $1-5, more people might bight at it and it would possibly bring in extra revenue, since I doubt this will happen that often.

Think of it as ancillary fees (baggage/pillows/food) etc. It could go into a fund the airline sets aside, earning interest perhaps, and if the volcano does go biserk, they will be ahead of the game.

Make more sense?



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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1878 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
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We all laughed when Peter Griffin was sold that Volcano Insurance.............who's laughing now!!!!


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