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flight re-schedule on medical ground

Skudai, Malaysia
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flight re-schedule on medical ground

my son bought a return flight ticket and scheduled to fly from KLIA to Taiwan on 24-02-2018,

However, due to a fall which requires 23 stiches, he wishes to change his flight to a later date as he needs daily dressings and the stiches removal on 28-02-2018.

Can he apply for re-schedule of flight due to medical reason?

Is he covered by the travel insurance he purchased?

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1. Re: flight re-schedule on medical ground

Without reading the terms of the flight insurance, it's impossible to know what is covered. I suggest that your son thoroughly reads the terms of any travel insurance and then contacts the company to see if his injury is covered by that policy.

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2. Re: flight re-schedule on medical ground

Whether he can change his flight depends on the kind of ticket he bought. Was it a cheap no-refund ticket or an expensive flexible ticket?

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3. Re: flight re-schedule on medical ground

Can he apply for re-schedule of flight due to medical reason? Ask the airline he booked the flight with.

Is he covered by the travel insurance he purchased? Ask the insurance company he bought the policy from.

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4. Re: flight re-schedule on medical ground

Might be covered only if a dr.says he is unfit to fly. Has that happened?

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5. Re: flight re-schedule on medical ground

We have no idea what his travel insurance covers, you need to check the t&c's or call them.

Same with the airline depends on a few factors such as type of ticket, as stated above, also dependant on who hes flying with.

We cannot give any definite answers, the only ones that can are the airline and the insurers, get in touch with them

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