Buying 50 Days Before Departure
If you booked a flight far in advance of your departure, buying flight insurance 50 days out makes sense.
50 days before departure is when airfares are often at their lowest, meaning it’s a time when people start actively thinking about their upcoming travel. If you haven’t thought of flight insurance before, now’s the time to think of it.
Buying 50 days before also takes the whole “named storm” thing out of the equation. A named storm is not going to emerge 50 days before you leave. If you buy flight insurance now, you can be protected against a blizzard, typhoon, or hurricane that comes your way.
Buying Two Weeks Before Departure
Buying two weeks before departure might be your last chance to buy flight insurance before weather patterns firm up and storms start to form.
For people who like to jump on bargain airfares, two weeks out is when they generally start looking in earnest.
Two weeks before departure is also generally when people start running through their “last-minute” list of things to do.
Unfortunately, those lists can fill up fast. If you like bargain fares or are just a little bit of a procrastinator, booking your flight two weeks out, then immediately buying your flight insurance might be the perfect time to insure your flights.
Buying the Day Before Departure
One of the great things about AirCare is that it’s fast and easy to buy. That means (assuming no named bad weather is coming your way) you can buy it up to the day before your flight is scheduled to depart.
Buying ExactCare Extra is only slightly more complicated, and it can get you comprehensive coverage for your entire trip – like trip cancellations or interruptions, and medical emergencies.
The fact that it’s easy to get flight insurance almost up to the minute before you leave can give you some necessary peace of mind when you jump on a last-minute bargain fare and then wonder, “Omigosh! What do I do now?”
Yes: You can buy travel insurance right after you book a flight … even up to the day prior to departure.