5 Airlines Offering Discounts For Seniors

#1 American Airlines

Passengers 65+ may find 10% American Airlines senior discounts on some published fares, depending on the market. Tickets must be booked on the telephone, must be 14 days in advance and include a Saturday night stay-over. Always ask if they available where you are going.

Call the Promotions Department at 800-237-7981.

#2 Southwest Airlines

Offers senior discounts on flights to passengers 65+ that vary from city to city. Southwest Senior Fare tickets are fully refundable and changeable. The airline promises that long-haul fares for travelers 65+ will not rise above $129. Fares are subject to change until ticketed.

#3 United Airlines

Offers senior discounts off published fares to travelers 65+ in some limited markets.

All travel to and from the following countries are discounted up to 25% off for senior citizens.


Lower, Internet-only fares may be found on the website www.united.com but they must be booked and paid for on the Internet. Call 800-241-6522

Air Canada

Gives 10% discounts off published rates to fliers 60+ and a companion of any age on cross-Canada (except seat sale fares) and international routes including Mexico, South America, Caribbean and the U.K. No discount coupons. 888-247-2262.

Alaska Air

Senior Published Fares provide 10% discounts to passengers 62+ and a companion of any age on most routes. Special senior promotional fares are frequently posted for passengers 65+ on varying routes.