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How to Get a Stipend if Your Luggage Gets Delayed

February 8th, 2008

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.

Erica Fischer Tips, Travel