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    Weather and lack of trip insurance

    Our friends from MA were to have flown to Aruba today.
    They had paid in full reservations at Bucuti and air via Jet Blue.

    No travel/trip insurance.

    A LOT of $$ forfeited.

    Their flight has been cancelled due to weather.

    Jet Blue can get them to Aruba on Thursday, for one night remaining on their Bucuti reservation.

    I cannot stress the importance of buying trip insurance.

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    Wow is that awful for them!

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    it is indeed.

    bucuti's cancellation policy is very clear.
    no refunds within 30 days of travel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    Wow is that awful for them!

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    Bucuti’s policy is very strict with no exceptions on cancellations. To their credit they strongly suggest getting travel insurance. So sorry that you friends didn’t have insurance. That’s a difficult pill to swallow!

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    because they are a small resort, they need to have those strict policies.

    i really hate to be harping about the insurance, but i hate to read of folks losing thousands of $$.
    insurance is a necessity!

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    Bucuti’s policy is very strict with no exceptions on cancellations. To their credit they strongly suggest getting travel insurance. So sorry that you friends didn’t have insurance. That’s a difficult pill to swallow!

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    It’s a good reminder. We’ve twice had to cancel a trip but only once did we have to use the insurance. The company was very responsive and we had our 100% refund back in just a few weeks. It’s well worth the investment.

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    Thank you for the trip insurance reminders. It really is SO important and I for one appreciate the reminders & examples!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Good tip, thanks. Who do you guys recommend for travel insurance? Do they cover the cost of a time share rental thru a private owner?
    Thanks Sean and Susan

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    www.insuremytrip.com

    then we enter the pertinent info and then compare plans.

    years ago, (2004) we had to cancel a ski trip and it was in a timeshare rented privately.
    it reimbursed us for the rental.
    i did have to provide a copy of the contract and the receipt of payment.

    another time, a storm had messed up our return home from aruba.
    we were reimbursed fully on all of the additional days lodging and food and even dog care and parking.

    you can call the 1 800 number that the insurance co provides and ask specific questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by crimms View Post
    Good tip, thanks. Who do you guys recommend for travel insurance? Do they cover the cost of a time share rental thru a private owner?
    Thanks Sean and Susan

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    Thanks for the reminder Andrea.

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