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Old Feb 15th 2007, 10:18 pm
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My mother has been ill and has been in hospital for the past five weeks, I spoke with my sister tonight and she has told me that my mother is dying .. the prognosis is not good ... doctors have said that they wouldnt give her life support ... Im sorry .. Im very emotional .. my mother's body is failing her and I HAVE TO GET BACK ... I hvae to see her. She is asking for me .. Oh please can anyone tell me what "compassion?? flights are ??? Funds are low .. please can anyone point me in the right direction??
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Old Feb 15th 2007, 10:24 pm
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My mother has been ill and has been in hospital for the past five weeks, I spoke with my sister tonight and she has told me that my mother is dying .. the prognosis is not good ... doctors have said that they wouldnt give her life support ... Im sorry .. Im very emotional .. my mother's body is failing her and I HAVE TO GET BACK ... I hvae to see her. She is asking for me .. Oh please can anyone tell me what "compassion?? flights are ??? Funds are low .. please can anyone point me in the right direction??
So sorry, you may have better luck in the main USA forum....there have been some folks recently that have had to get back quickly due to family illness/death.
Patrick Hassler I think recently took a flight with Virgin.......
Good luck....
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Try reading through this

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ionate+flights

You can use the search funtion at the top to search through for old posts/threads.

I am so sorry to hear about your mother...I hope you manage to get home in time to be with her and your family.


EDIT: I think the 2nd link in my post #5 will give you the best information.

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Sorry to hear about your Mum.........
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Old Feb 15th 2007, 10:29 pm
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Here's another link:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ionate+flights

**http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ionate+flights**

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Originally Posted by Lara45 View Post
My mother has been ill and has been in hospital for the past five weeks, I spoke with my sister tonight and she has told me that my mother is dying .. the prognosis is not good ... doctors have said that they wouldnt give her life support ... Im sorry .. Im very emotional .. my mother's body is failing her and I HAVE TO GET BACK ... I hvae to see her. She is asking for me .. Oh please can anyone tell me what "compassion?? flights are ??? Funds are low .. please can anyone point me in the right direction??
OK Girl my heart goes out to you my Dad died last month and I had the same call GET HOME.
You need to ask the airline for a compassionate flight I flew out with KLM and back with Northwest but they are associated with each other they are going to ask you, or they did me the name of your parent that is in hospital and where they are?
Just get on the 1st flight you can, I am so pleased I got there in time he died the next morning that I arrived.
Pay for it on the C/C........ 2 ideas if you have 1 call the CC company and get them to up your limit or if not then if you work ask the company that you work for to advance your pay check.

Oh I feel for you be brave and hang in there just get home.

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Originally Posted by Lara45 View Post
My mother has been ill and has been in hospital for the past five weeks, I spoke with my sister tonight and she has told me that my mother is dying .. the prognosis is not good ... doctors have said that they wouldnt give her life support ... Im sorry .. Im very emotional .. my mother's body is failing her and I HAVE TO GET BACK ... I hvae to see her. She is asking for me .. Oh please can anyone tell me what "compassion?? flights are ??? Funds are low .. please can anyone point me in the right direction??
really so very sorry about your mum.....call any of the transatlantic carriers and tell them your situation and ask about their compassionate emergency airfares...all the very best.
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...=compassionate

Just in case this one is not above.
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I'm sorry i don't know much about this. I just wanted to say good luck - i hope you get back in time. my heart goes out to you.
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...=compassionate

Just in case this one is not above.
It's my third link.
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My mother has been ill and has been in hospital for the past five weeks, I spoke with my sister tonight and she has told me that my mother is dying .. the prognosis is not good ... doctors have said that they wouldnt give her life support ... Im sorry .. Im very emotional .. my mother's body is failing her and I HAVE TO GET BACK ... I hvae to see her. She is asking for me .. Oh please can anyone tell me what "compassion?? flights are ??? Funds are low .. please can anyone point me in the right direction??
I am very sorry you got this sad news and I hope you can find something affordable to visit your mum..
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Lara, I'm sorry to hear your news. Perhaps your family in England can help with the airfare and you can repay them later. That is if you can't get a compassion discount from the airline. I hope you make it home in time to say your goodbyes to your mother. May her and your family be watched over during this emotional time in your lives.


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My mother has been ill and has been in hospital for the past five weeks, I spoke with my sister tonight and she has told me that my mother is dying .. the prognosis is not good ... doctors have said that they wouldnt give her life support ... Im sorry .. Im very emotional .. my mother's body is failing her and I HAVE TO GET BACK ... I hvae to see her. She is asking for me .. Oh please can anyone tell me what "compassion?? flights are ??? Funds are low .. please can anyone point me in the right direction??
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You may also want to check or post at the message boards at http://www.flyertalk.com, which is the message board of most airline frequent flier programs. There are plenty of frequent fliers and airline personnel who hang around there and know all the ins and outs of airlines. Sat / Mon / Tue / Wed flights are generally less full than those on the weekend, and I think morning flights (if you can find one) are less full than evening flights.

Each airline has their own policy on these sorts of fares. You should check the last minute sites to see if there are any tickets available, and even consider priceline.com to name a cheap fare to get home.

Sometimes the airlines will require you to produce paperwork from the hospital, etc. It may sound a bit harsh, but the airlines have been burned by fakes before so you should be ready to offer this information when requested. Sometimes they will book you and charge you full fare, but upon producing the info your next fare is at a compassion price.

If funds are low, you may want to examine your credit cards and contact the issuer and ask if they can make an emergency credit limit increase. Won't hurt to ask.

I hope it works out.

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Old Feb 16th 2007, 12:55 am
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Hi, I'm really sorry to hear about your mum, I have just done a quick google for compassionate flights - Air Canada offers this as does some other airlines - I really hope you get home in time - sending you some karma for the difficult time you have ahead.
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By the way, and I hope this isn't prying too much, but could you let us know which airports you are looking to head through? You see, sometimes last minute online fares are much cheaper than the compassion fares (source: http://www.smartertravel.com/travel-....html?id=14172) and I think there are more than a few people here who would be willing to help you look up a few fares online.
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