Instant Travel cover with easyJet inflight

Travel insurance tends to be bottom of the list of priorities when booking a holiday, leaving it in danger of being forgotten. However, easyJet is challenging this trend by offering passengers the opportunity to purchase travel insurance onboard all UK departing easyJet flights. The easyJet Inflight product, underwritten by Mondial Assistance UK, allows holidaymakers to purchase travel insurance from their plane seat.

easyJet passengers can choose from a 5 or 14 day adult single trip policy, which provides cover for all easyJet destinations. Prices start from £15 per person, and covers medical emergencies, loss of baggage and passport, personal accident and personal liability. easyJet Inflight insurance is available to adults (anyone aged over 14) and with no upper age limit. Passengers must be UK citizens and some medical exclusions do apply. Once purchased, passengers receive a travel-friendly sized pack from the crew, containing a full policy wording booklet and a card listing important claims and medical assistance numbers.

“easyJet Inflight insurance is the perfect solution for passengers who have left their travel insurance until the very last minute,” says Nick Hughes, Head of Ancillary Revenue ) at easyJet. “easyJet Inflight insurance means our passengers can purchase high quality affordable cover in the air, reducing the risk of people travelling without protection. The 2010 Mintel Report stated that easyJet Inflight insurance was an “innovation” and an attempt to capture the non-insured.

“Travellers can book holidays at the last minute and easyJet is providing a last minute travel insurance solution to match. We continue to meet the needs of today’s busy consumers by providing them with convenient, affordable and quality travel insurance, available from our cabin crew.”

Ben Smart Corporate & Travel Sales Director for Mondial Assistance in the UK adds, “We have been working closely with easyJet to deliver an innovative insurance product that offers travellers a new level of convenience. easyJet Inflight insurance is a pioneering new solution to holidaymakers who are either too busy or have purely forgotten to purchase travel insurance.”