Ripcord reimburses victim of Hurricane Harvey airport shutdown

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Airports closed for days

Flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas shut down several airports around Houston, cancelling thousands of scheduled flights.

A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client was transferring flights in Seattle, when the airline announced that his onward flight to Houston had been cancelled due to the hurricane. With both George W. Bush International Airport and William P. Hobby Airport closed for two days due to flooding, Alaska Airlines allowed him to change his destination to Austin. There he picked up a rental car at the airport and drove it to his home in the Houston area.

He submitted a claim to Ripcord for $225, and as a comprehensive travel insurance client, he was reimbursed.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines the best medevac and rescue insurance with travel insurance benefits such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverages, and more. Ripcord is powered by Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

Redpoint covers almost 10 million people worldwide and has evacuated clients from all seven continents.