Why Is Delta's "Bereavement Fare" $290 More Than A Regular One?

Why Is Delta's "Bereavement Fare" $290 More Than A Regular One?

Consumerist reader Brian recently had a death in his family and needed to fly from Rochester, NY, to Boston.When he attempted to book a flight with a bereavement discount with Delta, he was told that there was a direct, non-bereavement fare available for almost half the cost. Brian’s complaint is a common one among air travelers, and it springs from a general misconception of exactly what the airlines mean by “bereavement fare.” [More]