Just because you’ve reached the age that’s labeled “senior citizen” doesn’t mean life has to slow down. Embrace your Golden Years by reaping the benefits of your senior status. If you’re freshly retired with plenty of energy and time on your hands, why not do and see all the things you never had time to appreciate – until now. Traveling the country is easy and enjoyable, especially when dotted with discounts all along the way. Depending on the company, the definition of senior can start as young as 50. So, what are you waiting for? Get out and get going!
Quite possibly one of the most expensive aspects of traveling is the plane ticket. While there are alternative modes of transportation, flying remains the fastest way to get from point A to point B when covering major miles. There are several airlines that offer significant discounts on flight tickets to those who are 65 and older. American Airlines periodically offers discounted rates for seniors on domestic flights. You must call their toll-free number before booking: 1-800-433-7300. Southwest Airlines provides nationwide senior discounts. More information can be found on southwest.com or by calling 1-800-435-9792. United Airlines offers senior discounts when available on select flights. Check the “senior” box when making a reservation on united.com, or ask about discounts at 1-800-864-8331. You must provide proof of age at check in for discounts to apply.