Fine print often taketh away, but sometimes it giveth.
In a busy travel week like this, it’s possible your cards could help you out if you get into a bind.
Mark Orlowski, a travel aficionado and the founder of a nonprofit called the Sustainable Endowments Institute, joined us to share some of the “hidden” benefits or services that credit card companies can provide if travel goes wrong:
- If your flight’s been delayed for a certain amount of hours, some cards will cover necessary expenses. For example, you could get reimbursed for the cost of an overnight hotel.
- Check to see if your credit card company offers lost baggage reimbursement.
- Some will also reimburse you over delayed baggage. If you purchased merchandise to compensate for any late items, your credit card company could cover those expenses.
- Thought not all will, there are companies that will still provide benefits like these if you use a third-party booking site.