The Chinese company DJI, as part of an extended warranty, began offering DJI Flyaway Coverage service to replace the Mini 2 and Mavic Air 2 drones in case they fly away from the owner. Previously, the extended warranty only covered damage. The cost of replacing the “escaped” Mini 2 is $ 225, the Mavic Air 2 is $ 399, which is half the price of a new drone.
The DJI Care Refresh Extended Warranty itself costs $ 50 for the Mini 2 and $ 80 for the Mavic 2. The Extended Warranty also entitles you to replace the drone in the event of damage. A damaged drone can be replaced twice a year at an additional cost. There is a one-time limit for reimbursement in case of an “escape” – if the drone received in return also flies away, then it will not be replaced. However, the company has a two-year version of the warranty, which is more expensive, but covers three accidents and two drone “escapes”.
The replacement cost is half that of a new drone, which is quite expensive compared to, for example, AppleCare Plus with Theft and Loss, which charges just $ 149 to replace a lost or stolen iPhone. We add that DJI’s warranty coverage does not apply to those from whom the drone is stolen or lost.