Several airlines offer veterans and members of the armed forces discounts on ticket prices, luggage billing and other fees. Offers may change, so we recommend visiting the airline’s website for the latest information for the military flight discount. Most airlines require documentation that proves your military status, such as a valid military ID or travel orders, so don’t forget to bring it with you.

Top USA airlines giving military flight discount to active military, their dependents and even Veterans are:

American Airlines

Requirements: People in active military service (and their dependents)

Discounts:

Free check-in for up to five bags when traveling by military order (the airline normally charges $ 25 for the first bag and up to $ 200 for each, for four or more bags).

Free billing of up to three bags when traveling for another reason (does not apply to dependents; the airline normally charges $ 30 for the first bag and up to $ 200 for each, for four or more bags).

Tickets are offered for military and government officials in certain markets.

What to do:

Contact AA Reservations for more information on military tickets.

Present your military ID and corresponding travel orders when you check in your luggage to get the corresponding discounts.

Delta Airlines

Requirements: People in active military service (and their dependents)

Discounts:

Flights with discounts when traveling by military order or for personal reasons (discounts vary by flight).

Exclusive discounts with savings of up to $ 300 for the military under Delta Vacations plans.

Free check-in for up to five bags of 100 pounds each when traveling by military order (usually costs $ 30 for the first bag and $ 40 for the second of up to 50 pounds).

Free check-in for up to two bags of 50 pounds each when traveling for pleasure.

What to do:

To book flights at discounted prices, call the Help Desk for Military and Government Officials at 800-325-1771.

To book through Delta Vacations, enter your military email address in the “Before You Book” box on the Delta Vacations page. You will receive a personal Delta electronic certificate number via email and instructions for its use.

Present your military ID when checking in your luggage to get the corresponding discounts.

JetBlue Airlines

Requirements: Members of the Veterans Advantage program, people in active military service (and their dependents).

Discounts:

5% discount on the price of JetBlue airlines reservation tickets and the free check-in of two bags for members of the Veterans Advantage program.

People in active military service (and their dependents) who do not travel by military order can book tickets at special prices for military (MIL rates), which eliminate the pre-purchase requirements and offer a 5% discount on the basic rate.

Free billing of up to five bags per person for those in active military service (and their dependents) traveling by military order. (Baggage check-in normally costs $ 30 for the first bag and increases up to $ 150 each, for three or more bags).

Free billing of up to two bags per person for those in active military service (and their dependents) traveling for pleasure.

What to do:

Call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) and give them the identification number of your VetRewards membership card to get 5% discount.

Call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) and to get the special MIL rate for the military, identify yourself as a military man. You will have to submit your name, body and military-grade.

Present your military ID when checking in your luggage to receive the corresponding discount.

Alaska Airlines

Requirements: People in active military service and their dependents.

Discounts:

A 5% discount for Veterans Advantage members.

The first five bags up to 70 pounds are free, hence $ 100 per additional bag. Applies to the luggage of the dependents only if they are included in the travel order. (It usually costs $ 30 for the first suitcase of up to 50 pounds and increases up to $ 100 each, for three or more bags).

In some seasons of the year, active-duty military personnel and their dependents may be eligible for a discount. You have to active for airlines announce for this. 

A 15% discount on meals purchased on the flight with military identification.

What to do:

Sign in to your VetRewards account to redeem the Veterans Advantage discount.

Call at 1-800-252-7522 to know if your route has the military discount available.

Present your military ID when checking luggage.

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