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  • As Another Carrier Adds More Fees, You Can Count on Short Term Travel Insurance to Offer Savings

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At this point, few travelers are surprised to hear about new fees being instituted by airlines. This practice has become so commonplace over the last few years that it is expected. That said, it does not make the burden of extra expenses any easier for customers to deal with, especially in today's difficult economic times. Consumers must work harder to find other ways to save on travel costs, since airfare is continuously rising. Short term travel insurance offers a great way to do just that.

The latest in a long line of fee increases comes from Spirit Airlines. On March 29th, the U.S.-based carrier announced that when travelers pay for checked or carry-on bags within 24 hours of departure, they will be charged an extra fee. That is an increase on existing fees, bringing the totals to $40 for checking in at the counter or $45 for checking bags at the gate.

For a budget airline like Spirit, a $45 fee represents a sizable portion of the total ticket cost. And if you have selected Spirit as your airline of choice, you are obviously interested in saving money. So it is important that you find other ways to save on your travel expenses. You can do so by looking for cheap deals on hotels, saving on rental cars, or maybe budgeting less for meals.

But another, more proactive solution exists in the form of short term health insurance. Even though insurance requires an upfront investment, it can save you quite a bit in the event of a medical issue. Without insurance, getting medical care in a foreign country could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Your insurance policy will absorb the bulk of that cost, and it can be used for emergency care, inpatient and outpatient visits, and for prescription medication. If you are looking to save the most money possible to offset the rising cost of travel, you cannot do better than this type of insurance.

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