Insurance companies lose hundreds of millions of kronor each year on canceled flights.
Cancellations can be due to illness or death of close family members or other circumstances that fall under the terms of the insurance.
The traveler gets all his money back, and the biggest “loser” is the insurance company.
And now insurance giant Tryg is calling for flights to be sold to new customers – and at half the price. In the first test period, the offer will go to several thousand of its employees in the Danish part of the company. The scheme will then be extended to all consumers.
That’s it Danish travel website Standby.dk (requires login) which tells us about the new remaining space scheme.
The Danish part of Tryg alone has paid more than NOK 70 million for flights that were canceled by customers who were unable to complete their planned and paid charter flight.
company “too good to cancel” Already registered with the Danish Travel Guarantee Fund, Tryg staff can use a code to log in and purchase travel at half price.
Others can currently only sign up as recipients of a newsletter where they will be told more about when the system will be open to all. You will then be sent information about the current flights that can be purchased and the price of the flight.
Janus Eglund Larsen, Tryg’s travel claims manager in Denmark, told Standby.dk that on average it’s only three days from the time the insurance company cancels a trip until the trip itself is done. Thus there will be many “last minute trips” that will come on the market.
Tryg becomes a travel agent, while the trip itself – be it a city holiday, a ski holiday or a sun holiday – is carried out by the original organizer after a name change on the ticket.
Tryg wants to reduce the number of available seats on buses and planes as a result of future cancellations.
However, Danmarks Rejesebyrå Forening is not satisfied with just Tryg’s “toogreattocancel” idea.
There will now be a meeting between the two parties to find a solution.
DRF is not rejecting the arrangement outright, but will discuss the legal aspects of the resale.
He takes over the rights
– If a travel customer cancels a trip, insurance companies have the right to recourse as they can seize the customer’s rights. But when annulment is made, the contractual relationship is effectively over, says Jacob Hahn, attorney and head of department at Danmarks Rejsebureau Forening to Standby.dk.
DinSide has been in contact with Norwegian company Tryg to hear about and possibly when the scheme will be built in Norway.
Tryg has not provided answers to these questions.
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