As the summer travel season is beginning to start, be sure to take flight with one of these airline military discounts offered by 9 U.S. airlines. These 9 airlines airlines offer military discounts, waived change or cancellation fees, plus other benefits such as baggage allowances, special rates and fares. For more information about these airline military discounts, be sure to check out each of the airlines below.
AirTran Airways- Waived baggage fees for active service personnel. When Active Duty ID is presented, you will have your 1st, 2nd and 3rd bag fees waived, in addition to oversize and overweight fees for those three bags. The bags must not exceed 100 pounds or 80 inches each. Standard baggage fees apply for all bags checked in excess of three.
American Airlines- Offers special military rates when you call 800-433-7300 for more details. They also offer a military baggage allowance. For more info, click HERE.
Alaska Airlines- Offers a bag fee waiver for Active Duty military personnel with ID. Specific baggage information may be found on their website, alaskaair.com under travel information/baggage.
Delta- Special or unpublished fares for which passengers can qualify through special marketing programs or occupational status. Some of these fares can be purchased at delta.com, while others must be booked with a representative, as these fares require proper documentation before the ticket can be issued. Unpublished fares such as bereavement, military or government travel require special documentation and can only be booked with a representative. For further assistance, please contact Delta Reservations at 800-221-1212 for domestic travel or 800-241-4141 for international travel.
Frontier Airlines- Military fares are offered to passengers carrying valid Active Duty identification cards and/or separation papers in certain markets. Frontier has designed these fares to help our active duty Military personnel, who often must plan/book travel without advance notice. Please contact the Reservation Call Center, 800-432-1359, to book. These special fares are refundable, which allows the military passenger flexibility in case their orders change. Also, Frontier Airlines does not charge baggage fees to Active Duty military personnel, Reservists traveling with orders, and military personnel traveling in uniform. This policy does not extend to family members or traveling companions. For additional baggage information, please click on the following links:
Jet Blue- Will waive change/cancel fees for active members of the military and members of their immediate family traveling on the same itinerary if their travel plans need to be changed or cancelled due to deployment or transfer.
Southwest Airlines- Proud to offer Military Fares for the men and women (and their dependents) of our Armed Forces. In order to purchase a Military Fare, you must be on active duty and be able to produce valid identification when you travel. Please call 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792) if you are interested in obtaining a Military Fare or any additional information.
United Airlines- United does offer Military discounts in select markets and routes. It is not a general discount of any ticket price. In most, not all, markets the discount will apply to any active member of the military including dependents (ID will be required at check in). To take advantage of these discounts or to check on fares you will need to contact United Reservations at 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) where specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
U.S. Airways- Military personnel who are on Active Duty status or who have been discharged within seven days qualify for free baggage allowance. Only the following military agencies qualify for the free baggage allowance: Department of Air Force, Department of Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Department of Navy, and academies of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Navy. The standard maximum free baggage allowance is three (3) checked bags plus the standard carry−on allowance per passenger. Military passengers may check three (3) bags (free of charge) which exceed the 63 inch/157 cm dimension (but less than 81 inches/306 cm) and weigh 100 pounds/45 kg or les each. All military personnel in uniform may use the First Class counter to check in for their flight. For more information, click here.