Is Your Pre-Existing Condition Covered by Travel Insurance?
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On the Sunday, September 8th edition of The Travel Guys…
* In the Travel News, an American Airlines mechanic apparently sabotaged one of his company’s aircraft, to insure it would not fly. It’s apparently part of the ongoing mechanics’ labor issues with American, which is having a disastrous summer, between horrible weather and planes out of service due to mechanics playing strictly by the book. What happens to cruise ship passengers when a hurricane means you can’t return to your port of departure, or get to the port to board your ship. What happens next?
* When we talk about poor behavior on a plane, you might think we are talking about children. Think again. From naked bodies, to smelly food and just plain rudeness, your fellow passengers are a mixed bag. Of course, you are also in that bag. So is your behavior on a plane a positive or a negative to our little aluminum tube community?
* Pre-existing conditions are a big part of travel insurance and the claims made by the people who buy it. Ed Perkins, a longtime Consumer Advocate and Travel Journalist, joins us to discuss the issue. The definition of a “pre-existing condition” varies a LOT. Ed explains how to know what the rules of your policy are before you buy it.
* Air service has expanded rapidly at Sacramento International Airport, with service to lots of new cities, much of it non-stop service. Now, passenger service is coming to Mather Field. New, shuttle service to San Jose. We’ll tell you all about it.