Baggage Insurance

Benefit Details & Credit Cards That Offer It

Baggage insurance can save you from the costs associated with lost, stolen, or delayed baggage. Get the list of cards that offer this benefit.


Baggage insurance reimburses you for the costs of stolen, lost, damaged or delayed baggage while traveling. With most providers, this is usually split up between lost/stolen baggage insurance and baggage delay insurance. Regardless of the type of insurance, being eligible will typically require you to pay the full cost of travel on the credit card offering the benefit.

Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance

Lost or stolen baggage insurance covers your checked-in or carry-on baggage and personal effects while in transit. Most providers also includes damaged baggage and personal effects as well.

You never know when your luggage could be picked up by someone else, especially if it looks similar to other bags. It's happened to me on a few occasions (luckily both times the person realized it wasn't their bag), so having access to the insurance is definitely a plus. It's also very easy for your luggage to take damage if it's handled roughly. I've lost a wheel or had my luggage cracked on a few occasions. This can help pad all or some of the cost of getting new luggage.

Baggage Delay Insurance

Baggage delay insurance covers you for reasonable and necessary emergency purchases for essential clothing and sundry items due to your checked-in bags being delayed. I've had my fair share of short connection flights (layovers/stopovers) in which my bags did not make it on the same plane as me. This is where baggage delay comes in handy as you may need to purchase things such as clothes, toiletries, and more to last you until your baggage makes it back to you.

Check The Terms

Baggage insurance differs between cards. Some cards may only offer baggage delay while others offer lost and stolen coverage only. You'll want to check closely on the type of insurance a card offers to make sure it covers what you need.

Credit Cards With Baggage Insurance

Listed below are all cards that have some type of baggage insurance. You can click on a card to learn more and calculate rewards.

Bank (Holder)

The bank issuing the card.

Network

The network the card is tied to.

Card Type

The type of card such as co-branded airline cards, hotel cards, cruise line cards, and bank rewards cards.

Rewards Type

The type of rewards the card earns.

Personal/Business

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Annual Fee (Range)

The range of fees you're willing to pay to wield such cards.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The percentage of fees you'll pay on the dollar when you use the card outside of it's region.
Do note that this list may take a few seconds to search the database. Once the results are listed, you can click on the Rewards Calculator to get more details and calculate rewards.
These results are meant to be used as a reference. Benefits and perks on some of the listed cards may change before I'm able to update them. You'll want to check the terms, conditions, and full summary of any rewards card that you apply for to make sure that it features the perks and benefits that you're looking for.
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