BY HARLAN VAUGHN
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Losing a loved one is one of the most painful things we experience in our lives. It’s even harder when you’re far away, and need to get somewhere immediately to be there when it matters.
Paying high ticket prices during a time of loss or during a family emergency can feel hard to overcome. And can seem like you’re choosing between putting a burden on your finances or being with your family to grieve or offer support, which is a decision no one should have to make when they’re still in shock or sorting through pain.
A couple of airlines offer “bereavement fares,” but they don’t actually save you that much money. And most airlines stopped offering them completely long ago.
In a time of emergency, you can use miles, points, or cash back from travel credit cards to offset or completely cover the high cost of a last-minute ticket. Having rewards available can take away the stress of paying for a big expense and allow you to travel quickly to where you need to be without worrying how you’re going to pay for it. I’ll share ways to use miles & points so you can be with your family as quickly as possible.
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