Best Airfare Deals for Seniors
Air travel is the most convenient form of transport available but lets face it, it does get pricey at times. If you use air transport for business consistently, then a ten percent discount might not seem like much but it might mean a lot for a senior couple saving up for their dream getaway. The following airlines offer great discounts for senior travelers.
Southwest airlines: They offer a comprehensive program for those 65 and over. Both domestic and international flights can be booked over the phone or online. They have an age verification system on their website that enables faster services and early check in through the airport. Proof of age will need to be shown for those who have not gone through the process online. For more information call 1-800-I-FLY-SWA.
United airlines: Certain destinations are available for those 65 and over, When making flight reservations on their site, check the seniors category for possible discounts on select flight destinations. They offer services like wheel chair access and extra time to board to those who might need assistance when flying.
Delta airlines: It is not possible to check senior fares online, to do this you will need to call their reservation lines. Their discounts are on offer only in certain markets. For domestic bookings call1-800-221-121. For International bookings call 1-800-241-4141.
British Airways: They do not offer a direct discount for senior traveler but AARP members can save up to $200 when booking with the airline. The discount is limited to U.S residents flying from the U.S. Log in to your AARP account online to book.