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21-09-2012, 10:26 PM
For those who travel frequently on Air Asia please take note. The "Travel Insurance" that Tony has so kindly bundled into your ticket if you do not untick the correct box only covers medical expenses for accidents; not for illnesses. All the time I have been buying without checking the fine print. My son recently had a minor illness while on a trip to Hong Kong and I submitted the bill of HK$500. The reply came as a big shock.

So please tell anyone you know, if travelling with Uncle Tony please don't buy his insurance if you want to be covered against any illness. Get the regular travel insurance that travel agents sell. Read it here:


21-09-2012, 11:28 PM
Ha Ha Ha... I was actually told by a guy who worked once upon a time as Director for Inflight Services for Tony Fernandes about this and has never purchased any of the insurance offered by Air Asia. Its the same for Firefly too...

22-09-2012, 02:16 PM
Even the insurance i bought in my recent trip overseas hv two parts, u can buy accident only or with medical. I took both knowing that country's countrymen come to MY for medical tourism, and dental.

22-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Best is to buy your own Travel Insurance before you travel...forget about airlines insurance

22-09-2012, 03:03 PM
FIT should have a yearly travel insurance covering everything, from death to repartriation of body/ashes to medic treatment, inclusive of airlift with medic team in situ...PA covers should come from your usual lah...from card purchase to extras that u buy lah...

AA travel insurance is akin to the extended warranty u buy when u make esp. expensive electronic purchase...its a genius marketing ploy designed to extract the most outta blur sotongs with extra leftover ca$h (afterall watsa rm50 for another year cover, for that RM10000 TV? Sure there will be 1 claim outta maybe 100000...thats whats insurance is all about. Q.E.D.

Yang Amat Berinsured TIUxlatotupai:heheheh:

22-09-2012, 04:04 PM
Yearly Travel Insurance covers only certain number of days.

If you travel over 35 days or more ( not too sure :confused:) at one go, then the yearly premium is not cheap.

There is a restriction on the number of days in a yearly travel insurance.

Please check out.

22-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Thats Y insurance (from PA to life to medic etcetc and also public liability) has many categorie$ for you to choo$e from~ from budget cover 7days to luxurious 6star Hosp to special aircraft/chopper for up whole year & auto renewal too. Its how deep your pocket is and how often you travel. Habis cerita also you gotta have something (unless u r a single person & no ties to any1). That's insurance.:)

Yang Ada Berin$uran TIUxlatotupai:cool:

p/s I can even buy for just a 'weekend special'...involving a high risk sport that can maim/kill/write off both life & vehicle. Yup 48hr special cover.:heheheh:

22-09-2012, 04:54 PM
I am not certain about sickness claims, but so far my yearly travel insurance with Char... has been running smoothly. Small claims for an accident in NZ and also a missed flight due to compassionate reason....all promptly reimbursed with no problem. Must check the policy whether covers sickness when travelling. Have always assumed to be covered !!

22-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Patrick, check out the annual Travel Insurance with Thomas Cook... can claim from any of their travel offices worldwide and no need to wait till you are back on Bolehland... that makes it easy for big medical funds required for hospitalization / surgical needs while in expensive (for medical costs, that is) countries like US, Canada or Switzerland...