(Undated)  --  An airline's gesture to mourning family members is coming to an end.  American Airlines announced this week that it is ending its policy of bereavement fares. 

The policy change comes on the heels of the airline's merger with US Airways, which doesn't offer the discounted fare. 

American is the latest U.S. airline to end its policy of discounting tickets for people with medical emergencies or a death in the family.  Southwest Airlines and JetBlue have never offered the special fares.