What Airlines Offer Senior Discounts?

Written By: Elizabeth Kogut
Reviewed By: William Rivers
Published: August 5, 2021
Last updated: May 12, 2023

As you approach retirement, one thing you may look forward to the most is having the freedom to act on plans you have been putting off for quite some time. One of the top things on this list for many people is traveling. The best part is, there are all kinds of senior travel tours that have been designed with your unique needs in mind. 

Whether you go as a group or alone, you will get to travel with like-minded individuals who are on the same boat as you. There are packages that allow you to plan your itineraries and budgets ahead of time, and as a senior, you may even be able to get discounts on your airfare.

Lots of popular airlines have budget-friendly deals and fares that allow seniors to continue planning the trip of their dreams. Qualifications and requirements may only differ in the slightest among these airlines, so knowing what to expect among each one of them may help you get the jumpstart you need to plan ahead.

  • United Airlines offers select senior fares on some destinations for those aged 65+ when you call or book online
  • Delta Airlines offers discounted fares for seniors on some flights for those aged 65+ when you call them directly
  • British Airways allows AARP members to save up to $200 on their flights
  • American Airlines offers discounts for those aged 65+ as long as you call to apply for your own senior discounts
  • Southwest Airlines also offers discounts for those aged 65+ as long as you call to apply for your own senior discounts

Air France offers up to 30% off for those aged 65+ who avail of their Air France Senior Pass, which gives you flexible tickets, special discounts, and free check-in baggage.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can seniors find out if an airline offers a senior discount?

Seniors can find out about discounts by directly contacting the airline, checking their official website, or through a travel agent.

Besides senior discounts, are there other ways seniors can save on air travel?

Seniors can also save on air travel by booking in advance, being flexible with travel dates, using airline reward programs, or looking for special promotions.

Do senior discounts apply to all flight routes?

Typically, senior discounts, if offered, apply to specific routes and may not be available for all flights or destinations.

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Elizabeth Kogut works as the editorial head of Senior Strong. Armed with her degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Elizabeth ensures that all the site’s content is relevant to seniors today. 
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