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4 dreadful situations that are a nightmare for every traveler

When we travel for leisure, business, festive holiday, or just for fun, we plan and prep so the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

, ET Spotlight|
Updated: Nov 28, 2018, 10.46 AM IST
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4 dreadful situations that are a nightmare for every traveler
When we travel for leisure, business, festive holiday, or just for fun, we plan and prep so the trip goes as smoothly as possible. But a lot of times, no matter how hard we try, things go astray. And when that happens, we panic, get angry and frustrated by the things that are thrown off.
But don't you worry, most of these issues are avoidable at best and manageable at worst. If you're someone who lives to travel and likes to enjoy all their excursions without any hassles, here's a list of stressful situations you should be wary of. At best, you should know how to avoid and handle them if you encounter any.

Your flight is delayed
Yes, it is annoying. No, there's no compensation for a delayed flight. It could be because of natural factors like a bad weather or technicalities like engine issues - but if a flight is delayed, you really can't help it. You can, however, schedule your flights with long layovers so that if one of them is delayed, you won't struggle with getting back on track. You could also relax at airport lounges and use your free time to get work done. Prefer to purchase non-stop or early departure flights to have options if it gets delayed.
Your flight is delayed

Your passport is lost
Losing your passport is a massive stress while travelling abroad. If you do, file a missing ID report with the police department and immediately contact the relevant embassy. Additionally, keep digital copies of all your important documents including ticket details, passport and other ID copies, credit card information, and phone numbers saved in your email. This will help you prove your identity at the embassy and for other official formalities.
Your passport is lost

Your luggage goes missing
In case of delayed luggage, it may take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to be found. You must file a complaint with the airline immediately. Many-a-times they end up losing it completely and you must write a claim stating each commodity that was inside. The amount of compensation varies from airline to airline, basis if it was a domestic or an international flight. To avoid getting into a sticky situation, tag a copy of your itinerary and contact information with your luggage so the airline knows where to deliver it.
Your luggage goes missing

You fall sick
Illnesses spoil all the fun of a trip and leave you distracted about seeking correct treatment in a foreign land. Keep yourself hydrated, follow a healthy diet and a sleeping schedule that keep you hearty all the time. Additionally, a travel insurance can also help you cover any medical expenses you incur while on the go.
You fall sick

In fact, buying Reliance Travel Insurance can be your backup plan to manage all the unique situational challenges listed above. It gives you a breather if your luggage or passport gets lost and you incur expenses in duplication and compensations. It also covers in-patient/out-patient treatment, diagnostic tests, etc in case of medical emergencies. And their robust plans help you compensate for the financial losses caused due to delayed/missed flights as well. With multiple, customised plans for different countries, Reliance Travel Insurance can be your most reliable travelling partner.

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