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- My family was traveling back to Milan from Paris this summer when our flight was abruptly canceled.
- I remembered I had trip delay benefits through my Chase Sapphire Reserve card, so we stayed nearby.
- It took some effort, but I was able to get the whole $660 bill covered by my card.
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Anyone who has flown this year has doubted witnessed or experienced the general state of disarray that has overcome both airlines and airports around the world. The notorious problems have included security lines out the door, canceled flights, and checked bags that seem to disappear into a cosmic black hole.
When these issues affect your travel plans, the result can be hundreds of dollars of unexpected costs. But as my experience shows, a travel insurance policy can make you whole again.
Stranded in Paris
Paris isn’t an inexpensive city, but we had an affordable plan to take a side trip there while visiting Italy this summer. In fact, my family of five was able to purchase roundtrip tickets from Milan to Paris on European discount carrier easyJet for 357 euros (just slightly more in USD). That’s just 71 euros each, an incredible bargain.
The flight to Paris was uneventful, but our flight back to Milan was abruptly canceled, just before boarding. We were told the reason was crew availability and that we