Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Air Canada offer bereavement fares or special discounts for people who are traveling due to death or imminent death. Delta Airlines allows the discounts only for those who make special reservations. Alaska Airlines offers special rates to only immediate family members of the deceased.
Some airlines require a death certificate as proof to receive the special rate. United Airlines and American Airlines once had bereavement fares, but as of 2015, they no longer offer these discounts. Some people question if bereavement fares are actually the least expensive tickets, since people can often find cheaper tickets on discount websites.