Position Statement Russian Metrojet Plane Crash

Posted: 10/31/2015

On Saturday, October 31, a Russian Metrojet plane crashed in Egypt, killing all 224 passengers. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

What you need to know about your policy:
As of November 4, the incident has not been officially deemed as an act of terrorism, meaning there is no coverage for losses related to the attacks for current Tin Leg policyholders.

If the plane crash in Egypt becomes deemed as a terrorist event in the future, and meets Tin Leg’€™s definition of “terrorism” (below), there may be coverage for Tin Leg customers to cancel or interrupt their trip on all policies, purchased in the past or future.

Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Coverage for Terrorism:
In order for an event to be covered under Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption on Tin Leg policies, it must meet the following requirements:

  • Occur after the policy is purchased
  • Be deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State
  • Result in the complete cessation of travel services at the point of departure or destination for the following specified amounts of time:
    • Tin Leg Economy policy: 48 consecutive hours
    • Tin Leg Standard policy: 24 consecutive hours
    • Tin Leg Luxury policy: 12 consecutive hours
  • Occur within 7 days of your departure
  • Occur within 50 miles of a city listed on your itinerary

In addition to Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage, other benefits, including Travel Delay, Emergency Medical, and Medical Evacuation, may also be available for coverage related to the plane crash.

In the event of an emergency, please contact Tin Leg’€™s 24 Hour Emergency Assistance department as soon as reasonably possible at:

Emergency Assistance Inside US: 866-887-7105
Emergency Assistance Outside US (collect call): 001-317-582-2687
Emergency Assistance Email: tinlegassist@sevencorners.com

In the event of a claim, please contact Tin Leg’€™s Claim department at 844-240-1233 or claims@tinleg.com.

Please contact Tin Leg with any questions at 844-240-1233, we are delighted to answer any additional questions.