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Bereavement Fares?

October 6th, 2011 at 06:20 pm

Has anyone out there asked for a bereavement fare?
My mother-in-law died last night in the UK, and we're trying to figure out how to get my husband there without spending a small fortune.

I'm a very good cheap flight finder, but once we know the funeral date tomorrow, I'll call to find if those bereavement options are worthwhile.

Needless to say, we're all tired and flagging here.

The best news I've had all week was the free Ziploc bags and dishes I "won" in a Johnson Right @ Home promotion. We started laughing at each other because all three of us thought it was so fun!

My poor DH. It's hard to be so far away from family at times like this.

13 Responses to “Bereavement Fares?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs))So sorry to hear of your loss. That does have to be tough to be so far away.

    A quick search should give you a link to some of the airlines policies. I can't get the link to post, but I saw information on Continental's website. I think a call to your preferred airline could give you what you need, too.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss. Frown I don't know anything about bereavement fares.

  3. Shiela Says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss.

  5. starfishy Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Good luck finding a flight for your husband. Not sure if this article is still relevant (from early 2010), but from a quick google search, looks like bereavement fares are not always the best deal and some of the airlines no longer offer them, but probably worth looking into as one option. http://www.windowseatblog.com/2009/03bereavement-compassion-fares-travel-tips. here's an article from hotwire about bereavement fares: http://www.hotwire.com/bereavement.jsp

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  7. laura Says:


    So sorry. Prayers offered for mother of Mr. Englishcastle, may she be dancing with the angels in the light of God. Bless your family during this time.

  8. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh no, I'm so sorry. I wish I could help you, but let us know what you learn about bereavement fares. Wherever my family ends up living, we may have to deal with the same when there's a loss in one of our families in another country.

  9. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss. Are you close enough to the border for it to be worthwhile to check Canada-England fares? I remember them being reasonable but I haven't used them for bereavement.

  10. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  11. PNW Mom Says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  12. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry. That must be so difficult for your husband. I hope you find good fares.

  13. Looking Forward Says:

    Sad to hear of your loss. Best wishes to you and esp. your DH. Best of luck finding fast & cheap airfare.

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