June 1, 2020
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Parents deserve a gold star for flying with a baby. Full hands, heavy bags and evil looks make this a supreme parenting challenge. We can't help you navigate perils like using the airplane bathroom while holding a baby (good luck), but we can help you remember all the important stuff with this packing checklist for flying with an infant.
Parents need travel insurance for one simple reason: Babies get sick. And when that happens, insurance can help in all kinds of ways.
Trip cancellation benefits can reimburse you for your non-refundable trip payments if you have to cancel the trip for a reason such as a covered illness or injury that's disabling enough to make a reasonable person cancel their trip. These benefits apply whether you (the insured) or your traveling companion (e.g. your baby) suffers the covered illness or injury.
Emergency medical benefits and emergency transportation benefits are also crucial when traveling with an infant. That’s because your regular health insurance may not cover the cost of a medical evacuation or medical care if your little one experiences a covered medical emergency while you’re overseas, or on a cruise.
And if anything else goes wrong on your trip — a lost passport, a missing prescription, a long travel delay, etc. — Allianz Global Assistance is there for you. Call the Emergency Assistance hotline from anywhere in the world, and we’ll do our best to help.
If you don’t already have insurance for your upcoming trip, you should get it now. Popular options are the OneTrip Prime Plan or the OneTrip Premier Plan from Allianz Global Assistance, because both of these plans cover children aged 17 and under for free when they're traveling with a parent or grandparent.
If you forget anything, don’t panic! Ask another parent on the plane or in the airport if they have extras, or pick it up at your destination.