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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8550 on: April 11, 2018, 11:38:06 AM »


Do any CC's offer travel insurance due to illness? This will be booked with expedia if that matters.

CSR has.
I know you have a Hyatt card () which has too.
This is the Hyatt policy
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If your trip is canceled or cut short by sickness, severe weather and other covered situations, you can be reimbursed up to $5,000 per trip for your pre-paid, non-refundable travel expenses, including passenger fares, tours and hotels
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8551 on: April 11, 2018, 11:51:44 AM »
Thanks was looking at the CSR after I posted. Card is in sons name but won't be traveling. If booked with his card will they still get the insurance?

Hyatt card might not be around in August.  :-[

Would you happen to have the CSR language handy?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8552 on: April 11, 2018, 11:55:23 AM »
Thanks was looking at the CSR after I posted. Card is in sons name but won't be traveling. If booked with his card will they still get the insurance?

Hyatt card might not be around in August.  :-[

Would you happen to have the CSR language handy?
Yup you'd be covered, see bold.
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The following information is a summary only. Please see your Guide to Benefits for complete details.
Benefit Overview
Trip Cancellation provides reimbursement if a covered loss prevents you from traveling on or before the departure date and results in cancellation of the travel arrangements.

Trip Interruption provides reimbursement if a covered loss on the way to the point of departure or after departure causes interruption of your covered trip. It can also provide reimbursement if a trip is postponed due to a covered loss and certain fees are incurred if a new departure date is set.

The information below applies to both benefits. Reimbursement can be provided for pre-paid, non-refundable travel expenses including passenger fares, tours and hotels.

Covers trips when travel arrangements for a pre-paid tour, trip or vacation have been purchased with an eligible Chase card or with rewards earned on an eligible Chase card
Reimbursement is in excess of any travel insurance purchased, or reimbursement from the occupancy provider or common carrier such as airline, bus, cruise ship, or train
Who’s Covered
Cardholder
Immediate family members (even if the Cardholder is not traveling with them)

Coverage Amount/Period
Up to $10,000 per covered trip and a maximum limit of $20,000 per occurrence and a maximum benefit amount per 12-month period of $40,000

Examples:
A family of four charges a covered trip to their Chase card or pays with rewards earned on a Chase card for a covered trip that costs $6,000/person.  If the family experiences a loss of $24,000 for the entire trip, the reimbursement would be $20,000, as that is the maximum limit per occurrence.
 
A Cardholder charges a covered trip to their Chase card or pays with rewards earned on a Chase card for a covered trip that costs $8,000.  If the Cardholder experiences a loss of $8,000 for the trip, the reimbursement would be $8,000, as that is less than the maximum limit of $10,000 per covered trip.
Finally, it's Google who has it handy, not I.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8553 on: April 11, 2018, 11:59:20 AM »
Thank you!!!

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ETA: Oops I don't trust Google. Will see if benefits show when logged in.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
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Thank you!!!

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Note to self: start throwing out some of the benefit pamphlets that come with the card you have way too many laying around.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8555 on: April 11, 2018, 12:07:02 PM »
Is a non-family member traveling on same itinerary covered. Not clear but it seems the answer is no.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8556 on: April 12, 2018, 04:06:09 PM »
I booked a ticket to Israel through priceline not realizing that the second leg of my stop-over would be on shabbos(!!). I called them asking them if I can switch the flight. They said that I need to pay $150 penalty, plus the fare difference which came out to about $1000!!! does anyone have any advice for me?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8557 on: April 12, 2018, 05:23:03 PM »
If you recently booked it, call up and ask for a supervisor. say you made a mistake. Ask to please cancel it as a courtesy
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8558 on: April 12, 2018, 05:27:21 PM »
I booked it a while ago...anything else i can try?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8559 on: April 12, 2018, 05:55:00 PM »
I booked a ticket to Israel through priceline not realizing that the second leg of my stop-over would be on shabbos(!!). I called them asking them if I can switch the flight. They said that I need to pay $150 penalty, plus the fare difference which came out to about $1000!!! does anyone have any advice for me?

We're these part of the glitch tickets? is that why there's the big discrepancy in ticket price?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8560 on: April 12, 2018, 06:29:55 PM »
no, i think its because i want to rebook for this sunday, so maybe theres no cheaper tickets left...

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #8561 on: April 12, 2018, 07:12:41 PM »
I booked a ticket to Israel through priceline not realizing that the second leg of my stop-over would be on shabbos(!!). I called them asking them if I can switch the flight. They said that I need to pay $150 penalty, plus the fare difference which came out to about $1000!!! does anyone have any advice for me?
What airline? Considering costs might be worth "missing your flight" at the airport they can potentially rebook you for less....it's definitely a risk though.