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The Government of Canada continues to continue to take action, and in the wake of recent incidents, it has decided to ban all flights on Boeing airplanes… unless you have special insurance. Flytrippers happens to have some truly good travel insurance tips. 

Here are the details of this new law.

 

Travel insurance

The announcement was made this morning on the 1st of the month, and only one airline is excluded from the rule.

The airline excluded from the new rule is April Fool’s Air — but travel insurance is a very serious subject, and I strongly encourage you to take 5 minutes of this April Fool’s Day to learn such simple and important pro tips.

Happy April Fool’s Day 2024!

 

Like every year, the Flytrippers team wishes you a Happy April Fool’s Day!

But most importantly, we want to help you get lots of free insurance coverage for your trips. Not only is it free, you even get paid to get covered.

It’s “too good to be true”-level good! So much so that people mistakenly think it’s a year-round April Fools. But the reality is that it’s those who miss out who are, unfortunately, the fools in the story. Except when you don’t know it exists, of course. It’s normal not to know.

But now you do!

It’s honestly so easy to get insurance for better-than-free!

Lots of great credit cards give you insurance coverage for your trips for free. But even if your existing card already has insurance, it’s not particularly savvy if you pay for the privilege.

There are plenty of great cards that have insurance AND also come with huge welcome bonuses that mean you get paid for free insurance. Applying for new cards will also improve your credit score, contrary to the very common and very false myth (provided you follow the simple rules).

Here are some examples of the big welcome bonuses you can get right now (there are so many good ones).

Best credit card offers
(July 2024)
NEW
Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Scotiabank Gold American Express Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $7.5k in 12 mos. (or $1k for lower bonus)
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
ends October 31st
Rewards: $825
Card fee: $0 $120
Best for: Very good
travel insurance
and earn rate
American Express® Gold Rewards Card
American Express Gold Rewards Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $1k/month for 12 months
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $1180
Card fee: $250
Best for: Valuable rewards
and 4
airport lounge passes
American Express® Business Gold Rewards Card
American Express Business Gold Rewards Card
Card: no business required
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 3 mos.
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
limited time
Rewards: ≈ $1125
Card fee: $199
Best for: More valuable
Amex points
for Aeroplan or Avios
Platinum Card® from American Express
Platinum Card from American Express
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $10k in 3 months
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $1600
Card fee: $799
Best for: Unlimited access to
airport lounges
and flexible rewards
Best
American Express Cobalt® Card
American Express Cobalt Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $750/month for 12 months
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $900
Card fee: $156
Best for: Best overall
card
in Canada
RBC® British Airways Visa Infinite
RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $6k in 3 mos.
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $840
Card fee: $165
Best for: Great airline
rewards
for big spenders
American Express Business Edge Card
American Express Business Edge Card
Card: no business required
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 3 mos.
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
limited time
Rewards: ≈ $750
Card fee: $99
Best for: A good
earn rate
3X on dining & more
TD First Class Travel® Visa Infinite* Card
TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 6 mos.
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
ends September 3rd
Rewards: $625
Annual fee: $0 $139
Best for: Among highest
offers for simple points
use for any trip
American Express® Aeroplan®* Card
American Express Aeroplan Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $3k in 3 mos. + $1k
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $675
Card fee: $120
Best for: Valuable Aeroplan pts
without min. income
and lower min. spend
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege Card
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 6 mos.
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
ends November 25th
Rewards: ≈ $919
Card fee: $399
Best for: Lucrative pts
and 6 passes for
VIP airport lounges
American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card
American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $7.5k in 3 mos.
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $1041
Card fee: $599
Best for: For Air Canada
lounge access
& other AC benefits
WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard
WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 3 mos.
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
ends July 31st
Rewards: $525
Card fee: $119
Best for: Companion
ticket or
4 lounge passes
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): no min. spend
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)

 apply now
Rewards: ≈ $525
Card fee: $120
Best for: Versatile rewards
valuable or simple
great if you're flexible
Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $1.5k in 3 mos.
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $477
Card fee: $120
Best for: Very lucrative
hotel points
for specific hotels
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Best credit card offers
(July 2024)
WELCOME BONUS
(Flytrippers VALUATION)
Best
for
NEW
Scotiabank Gold American Express Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $7.5k in 12 mos. (or $1k for lower bonus)
Rewards: $825
Card fee: $0 $120
Very good
travel insurance
and earn rate
ends October 31st
American Express Gold Rewards Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $1k/month for 12 months
Rewards: ≈ $1180
Card fee: $250
Valuable rewards
and 4
airport lounge passes
American Express Business Gold Rewards Card
Card: no business required
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 3 mos.
Rewards: ≈ $1125
Card fee: $199
More valuable
Amex points
for Aeroplan or Avios
limited time
Platinum Card from American Express
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $10k in 3 months
Rewards: ≈ $1600
Card fee: $799
Unlimited access to
airport lounges
and flexible rewards
Best
American Express Cobalt Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $750/month for 12 months
Rewards: ≈ $900
Card fee: $156
Best overall
card
in Canada
RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $6k in 3 mos.
Rewards: ≈ $840
Card fee: $165
Great airline
rewards
for big spenders
American Express Business Edge Card
Card: no business required
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 3 mos.
Rewards: ≈ $750
Card fee: $99
A good
earn rate
3X on dining & more
limited time
TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 6 mos.
Rewards: $625
Annual fee: $0 $139
Among highest
offers for simple points
use for any trip
ends September 3rd
American Express Aeroplan Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $3k in 3 mos. + $1k
Rewards: ≈ $675
Card fee: $120
Valuable Aeroplan pts
without min. income
and lower min. spend
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 6 mos.
Rewards: ≈ $919
Card fee: $399
Lucrative pts
and 6 passes for
VIP airport lounges
ends November 25th
American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $7.5k in 3 mos.
Rewards: ≈ $1041
Card fee: $599
For Air Canada
lounge access
& other AC benefits
WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $5k in 3 mos.
Rewards: $525
Card fee: $119
Companion
ticket or
4 lounge passes
ends July 31st
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): no min. spend
Rewards: ≈ $525
Card fee: $120
Versatile rewards
valuable or simple
great if you're flexible

 apply now
Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card
Min. income (card):
Min. spend (bonus): $1.5k in 3 mos.
Rewards: ≈ $477
Card fee: $120
Very lucrative
hotel points
for specific hotels
Terms and conditions apply. Flytrippers editorial opinion only. Financial institutions are not responsible for maintaining the content on this site. Please click "See More" to see most up-to-date information.

Here’s an overview of why it’s worth getting travel cards just for the different types of insurance — even if, for some inexplicable reason, you wouldn’t want hundreds of dollars worth of free travel. It’s while you wait for our detailed Flytrippers guide to each of the many types of insurance.

 

Medical insurance

The most important one. If something happens on your trip. But don’t pay for it! Plenty of cards cover you for free and what’s more, you do NOT need to pay for the trip with your card for this type of insurance, contrary to another common myth (there are so many myths given that few people really know what they’re talking about in the credit card world).

So you can apply for a good credit card now, even if you’ve already paid for your trip, and still be covered!

 

Flight delay insurance

It’s such a shame that so many people don’t even know this useful insurance exists. If your flight is delayed, if you simply pay for your flight with a good card, you don’t have to go begging the airline or get stuck in their terrible hotel (if they don’t simply refuse to give you any…): you’re going to get a nice hotel and meals free of charge effortlessly.

I’ve used this insurance 12 times and it’s so easy to use… it’s so simple to just pay for your flight with a good card.

 

Baggage loss/delay insurance

If you don’t fly like the pros (who never bring checked bags), of course, your bag will eventually be lost or delayed. You can easily update your wardrobe for free with this insurance!

Taking advantage of this insurance and hoping for a delay is honestly the only good reason to bring checked baggage (especially when checked bags are free).

 

Trip cancellation insurance

If you have to cancel your trip for a good covered reason, the insurance will reimburse everything.

So there’s no need to pay a lot more for nothing just for flights that are refundable!

 

Trip interruption insurance

Same as above, but this one’s for if you’ve already left.

 

Rental car insurance

So you don’t pay for nothing every time you rent a car!

It’s almost double the price when you take their damage insurance (LDW/CDW), which is included free of charge on almost all cards, even the terrible ones with no annual fee.

 

Hotel burglary insurance

If you get robbed in your room, the insurance will cover you.

Is that risk high? Of course not. But the insurance is free, so it’s obviously better to have it than to not have it.

 

Insurance for your non-trip purchases

Even if it’s not travel-related, all good credit cards cover your purchases with a few months’ protection AND an extended warranty! Some even offer insurance for mobile phones. Full details coming soon!

 

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Summary

If you want free insurance for your trips, look into the world of travel rewards! Credit cards have free insurance, but by taking advantage of welcome rewards, you even get paid for free insurance!

 

What would you like to know about travel insurance? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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Andrew D'Amours

Andrew is the co-founder of Flytrippers. He is passionate about traveling the world but also, as a former management consultant, about the travel industry itself. He shares his experiences to help you save money on travel. As a very cost-conscious traveler, he loves finding deals and getting free travel thanks to travel rewards points... to help him visit every country in the world (current count: 71/193 Countries, 47/50 US States & 9/10 Canadian Provinces).

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