So, once upon a time, if you had to fly to a funeral the airlines would give you a pretty good discount. It would be the equivalent of booking the flight a few months ahead of time. Since you really can't tell when you're going to have to go to a funeral, it was pretty cool. Now? United offers a 5% discount. A flight this weekend from Harrisburg, PA, to Houston, TX, would have been $900+. Booking ahead? About $350. Thank goodness for flight miles out the ass and Silver Reward status allowing me to use them. Paying cash for this shit would have been pretty fucking unbearable.