5 Travel Traps Lurking in the Fine Print

by Steve Dasseos on February 19, 2008

Christopher Elliott recently wrote a helpful article called “5 Travel Traps Lurking in the Fine Print”. There are some seemingly common-sense situations that could cause you a loss on a trip you’d think would, of course, be covered by the travel supplier. Not surprisingly, the companies aren’t always on your side.

One of these traps, “Your airline isn’t responsible for your checked luggage” can be covered by travel insurance. There are limits to the value of specific items that can be covered, so a good backup plan for covering your luggage is to have your valuables specially scheduled on your Homeowner’s Insurance policy.

Christopher’s last paragraphs give you some good tips:

“Beyond studying the fine print, there’s only one way to not become a victim of these clever traps. Fight them. When a travel company invokes one of its ridiculous rules, let them know you don’t think these provisions are right, and that if they disagree, you’re not afraid to ask a court for a second opinion.

Experts say some contract language is on less-than-solid legal ground and could be challenged. Now that’s something you won’t find in the fine print.”

Go here to read Christopher’s entire article.

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