Coverage For ExPats Visiting Home
In 2017 I traveled to my home country, the United States of America, from Australia. I am a firm believer in getting travel insurance (it's covered an operation in Costa Rica, hospitalisation in Australia after visiting Thailand and a hotel stay in Hawaii after being re-routed). However, it is NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE for an expat to find coverage for visiting their hometown. Keep reading to find out which company covered my trip and WHY it is so difficult to get travel insurance coverage for an expat traveling home.
Rough Seas on the Reef
We unfortunately hit rough weather and a wicked storm during our Great Barrier Reef trip, but the fish do look like they are dancing about the seas, so it wasn't all bad. Take a look at our trip on the RumRunner to the reef. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more videos!
Waiting at My Las Vegas Gate at 2 am ... Thanks Virgin America...
When flight 1 of 3 back home to Brisbane was delayed due to weather, Virgin America staff simply told us: "You can take the next flight. It leaves in two days." After having driven to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport from Madison, Wisconsin, this wasn't exactly the answer I was looking for. However, the worst part was that the only reason this was even a possibility was because I had noticed the delay and had said something. Virgin America simply let another passenger beside me, whose connection also involved the once in a blue moon flight to Fiji, check in and waved them off to their fate of sitting on a runway somewhere and missing the Fiji connection. While my story does have a happy ending, unfortunately it doesn't have a nice beginning. Keep reading to find out how to take on the airlines when they are unwilling to help.
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