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Old 15.06.2016, 12:33
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Don't think they can wiggle out of it that easily.
Well, they have. Not replying to my email asking for clarifications- instead got a mail asking me to rate their customer service. From the link you pasted:

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Some of the exceptional circumstances, which can make the airlines exempt from refunding any money, for flight delays are: war, civil unrest, National Security issues, natural disasters, extreme weather conditions (snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning storms, among others), restrictions from air traffic control, airport staff strikes, on board medical emergencies and other various crew-related issues and such.
Maybe they might wiggle out of this.
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Re: Travel insurance

Maybe, but not sure they can wiggle out of this.

Finally, various court decisions (see below) have established that a passenger experiencing a loss of time equivalent to three hours or more at the final destination is entitled to compensation as though his flight had been cancelled.

Your flight delay is based on the scheduled arrival time. This is defined as when the doors are opened on the plane and not when it lands (as some airlines may claim).[4]
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Re: Travel insurance

https://www.worldwideinsure.com (Cover from any home address)

International Multi-trip Travel Insurance
International Single Trip Holiday Insurance
Private Medical Insurance
Student Travel Insurance
Excess Reimbursement Insurance
Motorhome Excess Insurance

I find their Excess Reimbursement Insurance very useful, and cheap.
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Re: Travel insurance

Hi, i will be travelling to countries in South and South east Asia the next two months. I am looking for recommendation for travel insurance to these regions. Reading through the threads its seems Zurich, AXA and world nomads seems to be good options. I would be happy to hear if there are any other options and also do i need to know anything before i apply for the insurance?
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Old 16.06.2016, 00:41
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Maybe, but not sure they can wiggle out of this.

Finally, various court decisions (see below) have established that a passenger experiencing a loss of time equivalent to three hours or more at the final destination is entitled to compensation as though his flight had been cancelled.

Your flight delay is based on the scheduled arrival time. This is defined as when the doors are opened on the plane and not when it lands (as some airlines may claim).[4]
I made two separate claims: one for the compensation under the EU Regulation; the other for all expenses incurred. They have dismissed the former; as for the latter, they asked for my bank details, but wrote that their finance department will decide whether I am truly entitled to this.

Given that I heard from them (regarding claim 1) after giving them my bank details (i.e. for claim 2), I don't know if their response to claim 1 also applies to claim 2. I will contact them again, nonetheless. Thanks for your help, Medea.
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Hi, i will be travelling to countries in South and South east Asia the next two months. I am looking for recommendation for travel insurance to these regions. Reading through the threads its seems Zurich, AXA and world nomads seems to be good options. I would be happy to hear if there are any other options and also do i need to know anything before i apply for the insurance?
Very often you can get travel insurance with credit card providers (e.g. UBS) which have decent coverage policies for a good price with big insurers (in the case of UBS I believe it is AXA). Otherwise, if you are looking for something one-time, sometimes you can purchase it with the airline but I am not sure if it is only valid for the duration of that trip.
For travel insurance there generally aren't any conditions which need to be met like with health insurance, but make sure you read the AGBs closely because they will specify what events are covered and what events are not.
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