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Bereavement Fares Join Your Dead Relatives

According to a Wall Street Journal article, airline bereavement fares are disappearing as fast as your elderly third cousins.  You used to be able to go to relatives funerals for 50% off of full fares.  Now, US Airways has eliminated these fares altogether.  Continental has reduced the discount to 5% off fares below $499 and 10% off fares above $500.  The other part of this that sucks, is that you’ll now have to pay a change fee if the date of the funeral changes, whereas bereavement fares used to have no change penalty.  Way to go!

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1 Comments.

  1. ic dead people

    How do they find people to interview for these stories? Seriously, how do they know who recently had a bad experience trying to get a berevement fare? I figure one of the people may have contacted them (hence the idea for the story) but what about the rest of them?