How To Cope With Unexpected Travel Emergencies

February 23, 2018

When you’re travelling it’s best to be prepared for all types of situations and emergencies, such as delayed flights, lost luggage and travel illness. Below are a range to things that can go wrong and how you should deal with them.

Travelling by car or train

If you’re travelling in Winter you may experience delays due to bad weather. It’s important to check for travel updates whether your travelling by train or car. If your travelling by car local radio stations tend to give traffic updates in your area. If travelling by train then check out the Trainline website for updates on delays or any planned engineering works. It’s also a good idea to bring snacks and a fully charged phone with you as you may be delayed for a long time.

train travel delay How To Cope With Unexpected Travel Emergencies

Travel Insurance

It’s important to get travel insurance, as if you don’t have it you can rack up huge medical bills. If you forget to get travel insurance and are faced with huge bills then visit Cash Lady they can help you get a fast short term loan to cover any bills.

Travelling by air

If you have a flight booked, check with your airline and airport before leaving home for updates and advice on disruption to flights, including delays and cancellations. When you’re travelling to the airport try and leave fairly early to allow extra time for traffic and long queues at the airport.

Airplane travel delay How To Cope With Unexpected Travel Emergencies

Cancelled flights

If your flight is cancelled, you have the legal right to a full refund or a replacement flight to get you to your destination. You may also be able to claim compensation if your flight is delayed for three hours or more and you’re flying from or to a European airport, or with an EU-based airline.

Lost luggage

When packing its a good idea to put some spare clothes in your carry on or handbag just so you have something to wear if your suitcase does go missing. However most missing suitcases do get returned within a few hours or days but its best to have emergency supplies just in case. Before you travel it’s a good idea to put a tag on your luggage with your full name, contact number and address incase it does go missing. If it does go missing, check your travel insurance terms as some cover lost luggage and damaged luggage expenses.

Suitcase luggage How To Cope With Unexpected Travel Emergencies

Have you ever dealt with any travel emergencies?

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  • Reply beyo11 February 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Great to have these tips ready, we tend to overlook stuff in case of emergency. Great post Mz Jess, thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply enjoytheadventures March 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Glad you found it useful, it’s so easy to forget about this stuff.

  • Reply lovepopupslondon February 25, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Great tips but thankfully I have never had any lost luggage or cancelled flights etc but even though I have never had any issues I still buy travel insurance just in case as I think insurance is very important.

    • Reply enjoytheadventures March 1, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Yeah it’s always useful to have insurance. My luggage got lost once but I got it back the next day though.

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