As far as bereavement airfares go I wish I could give you an easy answer or magic bullet. But after doing some research on what is available I found that there is not one nice clear-cut answer. And if you are like me, the time around someone’s death and their funeral, you would like to keep it simple. Our minds just don’t want to focus on the mundane.
Some airlines offer bereavement fares, others do not.
The pros of bereavement flights are their flexibility. Sometimes they are referred to as compassionate fares. Not all airlines offer them anymore.
The flexibility includes:
The cons are:
Bereavement fares may not be offered to all destinations that the carrier serves.
Some of the travel websites can offer special discounted deals and rates that can beat a bereavement fare.
Once again there are pros and cons to deep-discount type airline deals.
As I see it part of making your decision will depend on whether
Trying to make these difficult travel decisions and preparing to pack is a demanding experience.
Consider engaging the help of a trusted friend who is less emotionally involved to help you. They can assist with the booking process and some of the other details included in leaving home for a time.
If you let them know your needs they can help you navigate this process. Remember you will not be burdening them. They will want to find ways to help you during this difficult time!
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