Back in 2010, Mount Unpronounceable, or Eyjafjallajökull, to give it its proper name, a volcano in Iceland, erupted. To most people across Europe it was unremarkable at the time but due to the combination of extreme heat and glacial water, the lava broke into very tiny fragments that soon found their way into the upper atmosphere.
What followed then was the largest air traffic shut down in Europe since World War II as around 100,000 flights, just about half of all European flights, were cancelled. Over an 8 day period more than 10 million passengers were affected.
It’s not an unreasonable question to ask then, what happens to your travel insurance in such a situation? Would you automatically assume that you’d be covered in the event that your flights were cancelled?
If that’s an assumption you’d make, don’t!