Do all airlines offer bereavement discounts?
Unfortunately, not all airlines offer discounts for relatives and close friends traveling due to the loss of a loved one or a family emergency. However, some domestic and international carriers in the United States and Canada offer bereavement fares.
Does American Airlines offer bereavement fares?
We’re sorry, we do not offer emergency or bereavement rates. We offer government or military rates in certain markets. If you purchase an unrestricted fare ticket, you can make changes to your flight without a change fee (subject to seat availability). However, additional fare collection may apply.
What is Delta’s bereavement policy?
In the event of death or imminent death (for international travel) in your immediate family, you may need to travel at the last minute. We offer a bereavement policy, which provides additional flexibility on the best published fare for your itinerary when last minute travel is required.
How do I get a bereavement ticket on American Airlines?
Unfortunately, American Airlines does not offer bereavement fares on its flights. If you are traveling due to a death in the family, you will only be able to book the fare to your destination airport without further discount.
Can a flight be canceled due to a death?
Most airlines allow ticket refunds, even for non-refundable tickets, when an immediate family member dies, although a few carriers refuse to issue bereavement refunds. It then hands over the passenger’s documentation to the airline, which reimburses the passenger directly, if the request is approved.
What happens if you don’t show up for the Frontier flight?
Economy class tickets must be canceled before a flight departs to retain their value. Failure to report for a flight or to cancel a ticket prior to departure of a ticketed flight will result in the loss of the remaining value of the ticket.
Do you have a discount for a bereavement flight?
Although airline bereavement fares are discounted, they generally apply to full-fare ticket prices without restriction. While the savings may seem significant over full fare, the costs can add up and likely won’t compare to cheaper tickets you can find elsewhere.
How long should you fly with WestJet in the event of bereavement?
Like most of the carriers above, these fares are only available on WestJet-operated flights, although they apply to Econo, EconoFlex and Premium fares. You must also complete your trip within 14 days, so you cannot turn them into extended time at home with your family.
What is the cheapest airline to fly to a funeral?
Westjet offers bereavement tickets to immediate family members and guests traveling to the funerals of police, firefighters, and members of the armed forces or emergency services. The company advises passengers to check its website for a cheaper fare before booking a bereavement flight ticket.
When did American Airlines stop offering bereavement flights?
American Airlines ended its bereavement fares in 2014, but it can waive change fees if your travel plans change due to the death or imminent death of a loved one. You can find additional information here.