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    A long time ago I heard that airlines would give you a break on the price of a last minute airline ticket if it was a family crisis? Anyone here know anything about that?

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    I dont remember the airlines, but when my husbands Mom died he got a discount, He had to have a letter from the funeral home.
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    I saw that there was a berevement fare but we don't qualify for that yet. Likely we will for the return trip.

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    Laura, don't know about the tickets but, i have heard something about it before. Whatever it is you are going through, I wish you the best. Take care.
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    Call the airline direct and request to sspeak to a supevisor. Exp;lain the crisis and ask if it is possible to recieve the lowest fair they offer for 21 day advance purchase. Most if not all will try to help if seats are available. Some documentation may be required.
    All airlines offer berevement fairs for immediate family. They all have a different definintion of imediate and will require a copy of a death certificate or other proof of death.


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    It varies a lot by airline. I found USAir to be so uncooperative and unpleasant when my father was dying that I have never flown with them since and never will (previously I flew over 100,000 miles/year with them). The bereavement fares are often no cheaper than regular discount tickets. They are also generally only available after the person has died although my sister did receive a break from Northwest once when my father was ill.

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    It is worth trying the airline, but I just asked my sisters who flew home when both my parents were dying and to help me after my accident. The only time they were offered a discount was if they provided a death certificate.

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    Very sorry for what you are going through.

    Most airlines do not offer the bereavement discount any more because people were abusing it.

    My husband even got bumped from his flight when my father died, and barely made the very public funeral with 5000 people. Airline did not care and there were no other flights offered that day. Lost $1500 on that ticket.
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    Found a good fare on SW have to fly to Tampa and then drive to Ft. Meyer. Thanks for the help. Send prayers for my hubby and his family.

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    Prayers to you and your family Laura. God is with you!!!

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