Did you know that most airlines offer three types of coverage in case your luggage gets delayed? It’s true, you can get a stipend to help cover your basic needs until your luggage arrives. Here is a brief description of the three types of stipends:
1.) Some airlines will provide you with a toiletries kit as well as offer you a stipend for luggage that is delayed for more than 24 hours.
2.) Your credit card company may issue you a stipend for immediate expenses due to delayed luggage
3.) If you have purchased travel insurance you may qualify for a stipend for immediate expenses.
How do you claim a stipend? You can inquire about stipends:
- When you file you delayed luggage report
- Call your credit card company of the card you booked your flight with to see if they may be able to assist you
- When you purchase travel insurance check to see if your policy covers a stipend and remember to keep a copy of the policy with you in your carry on in case you need to reference it.