Soldier injured in Afghanistan denied holiday refund

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#2
he didnt hear of insurance? most banks give it away free now, might want to be looking at that first rather than the outrage bus
 
#3
Insurance, insurance, insurance!
 

Auld-Yin

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Not really. Like anyone else he should have taken out travel insurance. He thought he would save a few bob by not doing so and is now paying the price for that parsimony.
 
#6
So the headline could just as well read 'Car mechanic injured in garage denied refund'.

They would both have been injured doing the job they're paid to do but both had no insurance. Unlucky! You live and learn.
 
#7
Cuddles said:
Insurance, insurance, insurance!
Agree with you both but in fairness he simply overlooked it, after all he wanted to go on holiday and just never considered the opposite. Clearly on both counts he made the error, but then again if they let him change the names he could sell it to someone else, what will the Company do with the empty seats/hotel rooms (sell them again?)

Ooops poor spelling
 
#9
Usually there is the small print that lets the insurace company worm out off things.

My insurance refused to pay out when I got hit. They said I wasn't covered when I was doing my job.
 

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#10
Booking a short break to coincide with R&R without insurance? Dopey mare.
 
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dingerr said:
Usually there is the small print that lets the insurace company worm out off things.

My insurance refused to pay out when I got hit. They said I wasn't covered when I was doing my job.
They need a good talking to!
 
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Outstanding said:
dingerr said:
Usually there is the small print that lets the insurace company worm out off things.

My insurance refused to pay out when I got hit. They said I wasn't covered when I was doing my job.
They need a good talking to!
I tried, to no avail. I hadveven paid double bubble so that my bomb suit was insured.
 
#13
I'm not getting on any bus that doesn't have adequate insurance. What if it crashes or gets delayed?
 
#14
dingerr said:
Outstanding said:
dingerr said:
Usually there is the small print that lets the insurace company worm out off things.

My insurance refused to pay out when I got hit. They said I wasn't covered when I was doing my job.
They need a good talking to!
I tried, to no avail. I hadveven paid double bubble so that my bomb suit was insured.
Do an article for Soldier mag that names the Company and explains the circumstances - you may not get you money back, but you will stop them ripping off anyone else mate.
 
#15
Auld-Yin said:
Not really. Like anyone else he should have taken out travel insurance. He thought he would save a few bob by not doing so and is now paying the price for that parsimony.
Don't think you, and a few others, read the article properly AY.

His missus booked it as a surprise.
 

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Mitchthebar said:
Auld-Yin said:
Not really. Like anyone else he should have taken out travel insurance. He thought he would save a few bob by not doing so and is now paying the price for that parsimony.
Don't think you, and a few others, read the article properly AY.

His missus booked it as a surprise.
Then his missus should have taken out insurance - Doh!!!
 
#17
Auld-Yin said:
Mitchthebar said:
Auld-Yin said:
Not really. Like anyone else he should have taken out travel insurance. He thought he would save a few bob by not doing so and is now paying the price for that parsimony.
Don't think you, and a few others, read the article properly AY.

His missus booked it as a surprise.
Then his missus should have taken out insurance - Doh!!!
Fully agree, but you, and others, were slagging him off for not getting insurance, when he had nothing to do with it.
 
#18
It's just one of them 'tough sh*t' situations.

The holiday company don't have time to reschedule the holiday, so either way, sombody loses £700 - either the holiday firm or the customer.

The incident occurred at the customer's end, and the customer chose not to take out insurance, so I can see no reason why the holiday company should cop the loss!
 
#19
"Surprise for you darling - I'm off on holiday!"
 
#20
therealbigdizzle said:
It's just one of them 'tough sh*t' situations.

The holiday company don't have time to reschedule the holiday, so either way, sombody loses £700 - either the holiday firm or the customer.

The incident occurred at the customer's end, and the customer chose not to take out insurance, so I can see no reason why the holiday company should cop the loss!
All accepted, but why not allow him to change names?
 

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