Can I Buy Qatar Airways Travel Insurance? - Company Review
Qatar Airways Travel Insurance is not available when a flight is booked through Qatar Airways' US website. The airline does have a relationship with AIG, but this insurance is not available in the USA.
By now, we are all used to being offered trip insurance whenever we buy a flight ticket. We have tried to show over the years that the insurance offered by airlines is almost always bad value.
So, the fact that Qatar is not pushing poor-quality and expensive travel insurance to customers is really good news.
Qatar Airways Travel Insurance – Flight Options
Qatar does a reasonable job in displaying different pricing options for customers. We prefer the multi-day price grid that carriers like Qatar Airways use. These tend to be much clearer for customers to identify better value flights.
We selected one of the least expensive economy flights for our trip. Please bear in mind that we booked over six months in advance. Yet, we still have a total flight price of $2,744. This is a very expensive trip. A similar trip booked to Dubai at the same time with Emirates was only $993 – one third of the price.
We selected a Non-Refundable ticket. The Refundable Economy seat is $3,850 – over $1,000 more. Don’t worry, we can still protect our investment when we look for our trip insurance later.
Qatar Airways Travel Insurance – Shop Around
It only takes a few minutes to search for options. Here is what we found.
iTI, RoamRight, and TII all have great plans for around $80 for our traveler.
Of all the low-cost plans we offer, the iTI Lite plan gains most interest. It is certainly low-cost – only $80. But with $100k of Medical Sickness cover and $250k of Medical Evacuation cover it has strong benefits.
However, where it really stands out is its Cancel for Work cover. Typically, low-cost plans do not have such cover, hence our recommendation of it to our customers.
Why is Cancel for Work helpful? Imagine that your employer canceled your vacation. With Cancel for Work cover you can get a 100% refund.
Qatar Airways Travel Insurance – Cancel for Any Reason
Earlier we discussed that we would not spend an extra $1,000 for a Refundable ticket.
With Cancel for Work cover, we are in good shape in case of work-related cancellation. But what if we simply change our minds and decide that we do not wish to fly anymore? How then can we get some form of refund? That is where Cancel for Any Reason cover comes in.
This super-powerful benefit does exactly what it says. A traveler needs to have no reason at all to cancel and still receive a significant refund. The policies that we have that provide such cover rebate at 75%.
The use of Cancel for Any Reason insurance to lower ticket prices has been described as the Airline Ticket Hack. Refundable benefits, yet with Non-Refundable ticket costs.
Qatar Airways Travel Insurance – One Site – Many Carriers
We love Amazon and are fans of Expedia. Comparison-shopping is simple. Sites like AardvarkCompare do exactly the same for travel insurance. Would you like to visit each travel insurance carrier directly? Of course not. Take the Amazon-like travel insurance experience at Aardvark.
So when buying trip insurance, which should you choose? That’s the beauty of insurance comparison – you get to see all the best prices in the market.
Qatar Airways Travel Insurance – Does Aardvark charge More?
You won’t find the same trip insurance plans available at a better price – price certainty is guaranteed as a result of anti-discriminatory insurance law in the US. Take a look at Travel Insurance Comparison – Will I Pay More Buying Travel Insurance from a Comparison Website? This is really powerful consumer protection.
A travel insurance marketplace like AardvarkCompare will offer a multitude of different plans from some of the most respected travel insurance carriers in the country. You will only need a few minutes to check value for money, coverage, and insurance carrier ratings.
Enjoy your next trip with Qatar Airways.
Recent AardvarkCompare Travel Insurance Customer Reviews
I Panicked When I Discovered I panicked when I discovered the Travel Insurance I had through Expedia had expired when I changed my flight reservation. When I went to renew I was told I couldn't. I discovered Aardvark on my AARP site and I was excited I could purchase an even better travel plan with cover starting with my trip departure, at a cost I could afford. I was confused with the initial site and Mr. Breeze reached out to me for clarification. He explained the policy more thoroughly and addressed all my concerns, can't get any better than that! Thank You Aardvark and thank you Jonathan for your assistance. I can go on my trip now knowing I'll be covered for medical emergencies and then some. _ _Barbara
Good Choices, Well Explained I liked the way insurance was explained. I had read an article your company had written explaining Expedia trip cover versus other choices. I used this advice to make the best choice for me and my traveling companions. That choice was to take a policy that provided much better medical and evacuation primary care. Your site allowed comparisons, and I think I got the best value for my money. I don't like constant follow up emails, though. You could back off a bit!! Louise