In the event of a death or imminent death in your immediate family, you may have to travel at the last minute. Since you may not have time to qualify for an advance-purchase fares, we'd like to help.
Bereavement fares are available only by calling Delta Reservations. Medical Fares are available when traveling within the 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Visit Delta Cares™ for information on professional services that might assist you in a time of need.
The following information is required so that you can purchase a ticket using Bereavement Fares:
Definition of Immediate Family
Under the provisions of the Medical Fare guidelines, “Immediate Family” includes:
Terms & Conditions
Domestic tickets must be purchased — and travel must start — within three days (seven days for International) of the death or imminent death of the immediate family member. Required documentation is subject to verification.
Systemwide SkyMiles upgrade certificates and North American upgrades are permitted. SkyMile upgrades are permitted if booked in the appropriate class of service. Mileage upgrades may be used with the exception of award codes D411 and D412. To learn more about these codes and about upgrades in general, see Upgrades.
Availability and Restrictions
Bereavement Fares are only available on Delta and Delta Connection® flights. Other lower, more restrictive fares may be available Delta.com. Other restrictions may apply.