Military Discount Airlines: Cheap Military Flights That Offers Benefits To Active Duty Personnel!

(Last Updated On: May 23, 2018)

Military personnel and families can collect a lot of miles on travel whether it is for visiting home for the holidays, or just vacations, but flying is a great way to get you home quickly. If your dates and locations are flexible, then Space A (space available) flights are great. And some airlines are also offering discounts to the military fliers.

Whether you are single in the military or have family and visit to back home or go on vacation. You can spend a lot of time bouncing around in an airplane, especially during the holidays so here are some military discount airlines through which you can save money while you are flying.

Let’s start with the actual airlines who give some sort of discount to military. Always remember, if it’s a military fare, it may not be the cheapest fare as prices fluctuate quite a bit. So, please always check around when you are looking for flights. Mostly, cheap military flights give free checked baggage to the military personnel.

  1. Delta Airlines

Whether booking a new flight or updating an existing reservation Delta offers help in such cases. If your ticket is changed or flight is canceled or delayed, then you can learn more about how to get a refund. All the information is available below:

Eligibility ·        Active duty military (and their dependents)
Discounts

 

·        Discounted flights for traveling on orders or personal travel, but discounts vary & depending on the flight

·        Exclusive military discounts through Delta Vacations

·        Up to 5 free checked bags when on travel orders

·        When on leisure travel, up to 2 free checked bags

What to do ·        Call Delta’s Military and Government Desk FOR discounted flights

·        Want to book through Delta Vacations, submit your military email in the “Before You Book” box. Receive an email with a personal eCertificate number, as well as redemption instructions

·        Present military ID at check-in to access baggage discounts

Refundable tickets ·        Yes (funds will go back to the credit card)
Cancellations/ Change Charges ·        A fare difference will be charged if applicable. There is no penalty for domestic flights.
Available to veterans ·        No

 

  1. American Airlines

American Airlines offers military fares in some markets for some dates. The Advance purchase required at least 7-14 days is recommended.

Eligibility ·        Active duty military (and their dependents)
Discounts

 

·        Up to 5 free checked bags when traveling on orders

·        Up to 3 free checked bags when not traveling on orders

·        Government and military fares offered in some markets.

·        Can enjoy complimentary access to all Admirals Club lounges

What to do ·        Contact AA Reservations for more information on military fares.

·        Present military ID at check-in to access baggage discounts.

Refundable tickets ·        Yes
Cancellations/ Change Charges ·        No
Available to veterans ·        No

 

  1. United Airlines

United provides the Veterans Advantage® to Military members to thank U.S. military veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve members, and their families for their service. It offers the tickets with up to a 5 percent discount for United- and United Express®-operated flights.

Eligibility ·        Active duty military (and their dependents)
Discounts

 

·        Up to 5 percent off on fares with Veterans Advantage

·        Up to 5 checked bags for those traveling on orders (and their dependents)

·        Up to 3 checked bags for those not traveling on orders (and their dependents)

·        Only active duty military can get free access in the United Club airport lounge with military ID and boarding pass

What to do ·        Enter your 10-digit Veterans Advantage travel discount code in the “Offer Code” section to get the 5 % discount

·        Present your military ID at check-in to receive the baggage discount

Refundable tickets ·        No
Cancellations/ Change Charges ·        No
Available to veterans ·        Teamed up with Veterans Advantage to offer up to a 5% discount on fares. First need to enroll with Veterans Advantage.

 

  1. Jet Blue

MIL fare allows active duty service personnel and their immediate family like spouse and children can fly on JetBlue. Immediate family members may travel on a MIL fare independently as long as they have proper identification. The MIL fare may be utilized for non-duty travel using personal expenses.

Eligibility ·        Active duty military (and their dependents), Veterans Advantage members
Discounts

 

·        For Veterans Advantage members, 5 % off fares and 2 free checked bags

·        Active duty military not traveling on orders and their dependents can use a special military class fare (MIL), which removes advance-purchase requirements and allows for free checked bags

·        Up to 5 free bags per person allow for active duty military traveling on orders and their dependents

·        Up to 2 bags per person for active-duty military traveling for leisure and their dependents

What to do ·        Call the airline and provide your VetRewards card member ID to take advantage of the 5 percent discount.

·        Call the airline and identify yourself as the military to receive the special MIL fare. Provide your name, branch of service and military rank.

·        Present military ID at check-in to claim free bag discounts.

Refundable tickets ·        No, All MIL fares are nonrefundable.
Cancellations/ Change Charges ·        Yes. All MIL fares are subject to JetBlue’s regular charges for changes and cancellations.
Available to veterans ·        Teamed up with Veterans Advantage to offer up to a 5% discount on fares. First need to enroll with Veterans Advantage.

 

  1. Alaska Airlines

The discount applies to military dependents when they are on travel orders. Free Checked Bags for Active Duty personnel is allowed.

Eligibility ·        Active duty military members on official orders
Discounts

 

·        Up to 5 free checked bags

·        Free oversize checked bag

What to do ·        Present your military ID at check-in.
Refundable tickets ·        Yes, in case of an official change of orders or deployment
Cancellations/ Change Charges ·        Yes, in case of an official change of orders or deployment
Available to veterans ·        No

 

  1. Southwest

The active Duty personnel and their dependents are eligible for military discounts. Contact the southwest airline for more information, but special rates cannot be booked online. Southwest waives ALL baggage fees for Active duty even if bags are overweighed or multiple.

Eligibility ·        Active duty military (and their dependents)
Discounts

 

·        A percentage is off on traditional fares, but discount varies and based on the flight
What to do ·        Call southwest directly or purchase a ticket at an airport ticket counter.

·        Show military ID at the airport to check in and get your boarding pass.

Refundable tickets ·        Yes, on some fares. Travel credit may be issued instead of a refund to your card
Cancellations/ Change Charges ·        No charge for cancellations. Receive a travel credit under your confirmation number if you cancel at least 10 minutes before flight time.
Available to veterans ·        No

 

  1. Allegiant Airlines

Allegiant Airlines allows Active Duty personnel to get up to 3 checked bags free while flying with them. The other information is present below:

Eligibility ·        Active duty military, veterans, National Guard, military reserve (and their dependents)
Discounts

 

·        Up to 3 free checked bags.

·        No charge for oversize checked bags, but charges may apply if weight is increased.

·        One free carry-on bag, within Allegiant size limits and cost, apply that will depend on the size

·        Free boarding pass printing and free seat assignment & cost apply at the time of booking that will depend on seat choice

·        Up to 1 free pet in the cabin

What to do ·        Present military ID at check-in.

 

  1. Virgin America

Virgin America offers discounted fares to worldwide destinations to their members of the Armed Forces serving and retired, MOD Civil Servants and their dependents.

Eligibility ·        Active duty military (and their dependents)
Discounts

 

·        Active duty military traveling on orders get up to 10 checked bags free, family and dependents get up to 5 free checked bags.

·        Active duty military not traveling on orders get up to 5 checked bags free.

What to do ·        Present military ID at check-in.

 

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