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  • Sunday, March 18, 2018

  • As Airlines Add More Fees, International Insurance Offers Travelers a Chance to Save

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    Author: Blog Contributor
In the last week, a major airline announced that it would be adding yet another fee to specific seats on its planes. This represents just the latest additional fee that travelers have been faced with in the last few years. In a time when travelers continuously fall victim to the airlines' need to find new revenue sources, it is good to know that you can still save money with international health insurance.

American Airlines just announced fees on coach class seats. A few specific rows will now have a surcharge and be considered to be a tier of premium seating, despite the fact they are not first class. This could be a very frustrating development for international travelers, who have seen fees added for items that were once free like checking bags, and who have seen ticket prices rise steadily in the past few years. Airlines are struggling with surging fuel costs and unfortunately the result of that struggle is this myriad of new fees.

While travel itself is not getting any cheaper for consumers, international health insurance does offer international travelers a way to save money. If you need to visit the doctor or a hospital during a trip, this coverage will save you hundreds or perhaps even thousands of dollars on your treatment. Without a plan like this, you will be considered uninsured, meaning you will need to pay full price for any care you receive.

That can get extremely expensive. But for a low upfront investment, you can protect yourself against the high cost of healthcare in foreign countries. It is good to know that when planning your next round of international travel, there is still one way to protect your financial interests.

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