Although Qantas has assured passengers there will be no further disruptions and a ruling handed down by Fair Work Australia has banned industrial action from three of the carrier’s unions, Allianz Global Assistance said it will protect any customer affected by any future industrial action.
The insurance company’s chief executive Ian Norris said the Group was the first major travel insurance provider to make this move and said any members purchasing travelling insurance after 1 November can “be comforted” knowing they are covered.
“What matters most to us as one of Australia’s leading travel insurance providers, is transparency and a thorough understanding of the market,” Mr Norris said.
“First and foremost, we want our customers to have peace of mind and access to the best level of cover when it comes to their travel insurance.”
He added that any future incidents related to Qantas would be assessed and each individual can expect to receive cover based on their circumstance the type of policy they purchased.
“All travel insurance policies differ and we recommend travellers check their travel insurance policy to determine what will be covered in these circumstances,” he continued.
“For Australians who hold travel insurance policies provided by Allianz Global Assistance, our position is clear.”
What do you think, great or too little too late?
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Allianz covers future QF disruptions
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.