American Airlines bereavement / compassionate airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
From American Airlines' website - "
American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® may offer Emergency or Bereavement Fares. For further information, please call American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-433-7300."
"American Airlines offers a compassion fare for customers traveling due to a medical emergency or death of a family member not limited to immediate family of the passenger. Domestic partners are allowed.
This fare also applies to customers traveling due to a medical emergency within their family.
Customers must meet certain qualifications and provide specific information to obtain the compassion fare.
AA compassion/bereavement fares must be booked by AA only. Tickets may be issued by travel agents. Tickets must be completed within one day after the reservation is completed and changes to reservations must be made by AA."