Earlier this year Post Office Money became the first major high street Travel Insurance provider to offer flight delay assistance cover as part of its Travel Insurance offering.
With tomorrow expected to be the busiest day for travelling and storm Barbara expected to cause some disruption to travel, Post Office Money Travel Insurance is advising customers who are eligible to register for flight delay assistance to do so 24 hours before departure. This will provide customers who experience flight delays of two or more hours with access to 650 lounges in over 300 airports worldwide*. The service is free to customers who purchased Premier and Premier Plus cover.
Post Office Travel Insurance introduced flight delay assistance following feedback from customers who felt they needed extra cover should their flight be delayed. In 2015, over three million people** travelling in and out of the UK were impacted as a result of delayed flights.
Rob Clarkson, Managing Director at Post Office Money Insurance said: “Christmas can be a very stressful time of year especially when you are travelling to your holiday destination. We are trying to remove some of the travel stress by encouraging customers who are eligible for our flight delay assistance to register their details 24 hours before departure. This will allow them to take advantage of the lounge access should they need to.”
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Post Office Limited has an unrivalled national network of over 11,600 branches across the UK, more than all the high street banks combined, and sits at the heart of many communities across the country.
It provides around 170 different services and products spanning financial services including savings, insurance, loans, mortgages and credit cards. Post Office also offers Government services, telephony, foreign currency, travel insurance and mail services.
99.7% of people live within three miles of their nearest Post Office outlet. For many rural communities the Post Office is the only retail outlet. Post Offices remain highly valued and trusted and are the focal point for many communities. For more information, visit www.postoffice.co.uk.