If your destination is not fixed such as you can go anywhere on the mountain area, then use your maps to find the cheapest location, and find an affordable flight and land somewhere you get great food and more.
Call the airline
If someone in your family has died, then almost all airlines offer what is called bereavement fares. This does not cost you a lot on your pocket, and all you need to do is provide a phone number of a relative or a doctor’s name.
Fly at an uncomfortable hour.
If it is a random middle of the night hour or it is dawn, you would find a much cheaper option.
If you cannot find something which is inexpensive, then try and get cash back or reward points on your credit card.
Follow the airline you like
If the airline has a twitter account, then you would be pleasantly surprised that you would find excellent discounts on the site. You should be dead sure that it is not tough to find airline discounts.
Moreover, you should find travel bloggers who would give travel tips on their websites