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Germany's Lufthansa offers bad weather insurance
August 6, 2009 / 4:32 PM / 8 years ago

Germany's Lufthansa offers bad weather insurance

BERLIN, Aug 6 (Reuters Life!) - German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) has launched a new “sunshine insurance” offer to boost sales by offering flyers money back if it rains on their holiday.

For an extra fee -- around 20 euros for a flight in Europe -- customers in Germany will be able book flights with the added insurance to 36 destinations worldwide for travel between September 1 and October 31. The offer lasts until August 18.

Germany has had particularly poor weather this summer. A Lufthansa spokeswoman said on Thursday that customers have been snapping up the offer. The company said last month it expected a tough year ahead.

Holidaymakers who purchase the insurance will receive a 20 euro ($28.76) rebate for each day when more than 5mm of rain is recorded on the Web site wetteronline.de, with the maximum compensation per passenger reaching 200 euros. (Reporting by Caroline Copley, editing by Paul Casciato)

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