A close relative living on the west coast dies, and the funeral is tomorrow. You are in Boston and discover that the round-trip fare for such a last-minute ticket is $1,400, not the $487 that you would normally pay for an advance-purchase excursion ticket going trans-continental. Obviously, you can’t qualify for an advance purchase.
Your sister living in south Texas must suddenly undergo life-threatening surgery tomorrow morning. You are in Seattle and are asked to pay over eleven hundred dollars for the round-trip flight, an expense you can't afford.Last Minute Travel, Last Minute Airfares, Airline Tickets, Lowest Airfare, Bereavement and Medical Emergency Airfare and Airline Tickets
The solution in both cases is to call the airlines and ask for a "bereavement" fare, or a "medical emergency" fare. All airlines grant these compassionate reductions, but at varying levels of discounts, and in response to differing forms of proof that you have, in fact, suffered a family loss, or face a medical emergency. If they did not demand such proof, the privilege would obviously be abused.
Here are some of the airlines requirements for you to take advantage of these fares:
On departure they require the name of the deceased, the passenger's relation to the deceased, the address and phone number of the funeral home, and the date of the funeral.
Last Minute Travel, Last Minute Airfares, Airline Tickets, Lowest Airfare, Bereavement and Medical Emergency Airfare and Airline TicketsMedical Emergencies: Northwest requires that the patient be hospitalized or in a convalescent facility, and proof must be submitted: name of the patient, relationship to the passenger, name and address of the hospital, and date of admission. In either case, a medical emergency form must be completed by the outbound passenger.
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