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NFT: Bereavement flights?

mattlawson : 7/10/2017 9:10 am
Are they still a thing?
you do need proof to get them  
Greg from LI : 7/10/2017 9:12 am : link
Ironically..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/10/2017 9:15 am : link
the Seinfeld episode was the way the airlines viewed bereavement - that some people were trying to cheat the system.

There are still technically bereavement fares, but they are just a slight discount to a "walk-up" fare. you're basically purchasing a ticket on extremely short notice and might get lucky depending on the destination if seats are available, but you'll be getting a lower fare based more on supply and demand than bereavement purposes.
You get  
spike : 7/10/2017 9:36 am : link
To sit on some guys lap during the flight
You double dipped the chip!!  
GiantGolfer : 7/10/2017 9:49 am : link
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Bereavement  
JayBinQueens : 7/10/2017 9:51 am : link
Fares are still a thing.

They designate a certain fare class for the price but that class may be higher if the flight has a number of seats left.

As Greg said, they do require some proof as well. I don't think it's uniform across all airlines so I would just give them a call and see what they say


Sorry for your loss
Don't waste your time. Just go online  
LauderdaleMatty : 7/10/2017 9:55 am : link
And find the best fair. The amount off is negligible at best. Especially if it's metropolitan area. Those days are gone pretty much
I had to get a parent in FL  
Carl in CT : 7/10/2017 10:13 am : link
The porked the shit out of me. Not cool.
RE: You double dipped the chip!!  
Greg from LI : 7/10/2017 10:15 am : link
In comment 13524148 GiantGolfer said:
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That's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip! From now on, when you take a chip, just dip it once and end it.
RE: Don't waste your time. Just go online  
Jim in Fairfax : 7/10/2017 10:29 am : link
In comment 13524156 LauderdaleMatty said:
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And find the best fair. The amount off is negligible at best. Especially if it's metropolitan area. Those days are gone pretty much


Basically this. They do exist and if all your flight options are near capacity with only high priced fares left, it can save you some money. But they're more expensive than the fares you can usually find online.
RE: RE: You double dipped the chip!!  
mfsd : 7/10/2017 10:46 am : link
In comment 13524174 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 13524148 GiantGolfer said:


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That's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip! From now on, when you take a chip, just dip it once and end it.


I'm sorry...Timmy. I don't dip that way
In terms of proof,  
Mad Mike : 7/10/2017 11:06 am : link
even an admittedly rudimentary scrapbook of the deceased's life should suffice.
For actual bereavement fares, the only tangible benefit is flexibility  
regulator : 7/10/2017 11:30 am : link
especially in a case where you aren't sure when you'll need to fly. In most cases you can shop around and find cheaper nonrefundable tickets, even very close to departure.

For existing travel plans interrupted by death or serious medical issue of a family member, most airlines will waive change fees if provided with some documentation. In many cases you can also find agents who are willing to do so as a 'favor', under the circumstances.
Way better deals on line  
eli4life : 7/10/2017 2:28 pm : link
Not even close I looked for one for my sis in law when my wife passed last year best bereavement deal was 200 more then the online price some were almost 400 more
Yeah they are 500 more than online  
mattlawson : 7/10/2017 10:10 pm : link
I'm driving. Fuck it
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