The Great Debate UK

Should travel insurers pay up after volcano disruption?


Rachel_Mason- Rachel Mason is public relations manager at independent financial service providers Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own. -

Flights to and from the UK may have resumed in part, but the thousands cancelled over the past week as a result of the volcanic ash are estimated to have cost the airline industry 1.1 billion pounds.

Each day the news is full of stories of woe from disgruntled travellers who have been forced to pay out hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds to get home by any means they can, but will they be able to get that cash back?

Fears remain that travel insurance companies will try not to pay out, using the ‘act of God’ excuse, and unfortunately for travellers, there is no official line on this.