If you are a member of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) (available to people 50 years and older) or are simply traveling with an AARP member, you have the opportunity to save up to $200 on trans-Atlantic flights with British Airways. Available discounts are highlighted in red on British Airways’ site and to redeem your discount you must book your flights through the AARP website. Discounts apply to round-trip flights that are booked by April 30, 2020. That said, discounts are always subject to change so be sure to check the website or call to confirm current deals.
Here are some current British Airways discounts available to AARP members:
- AARP members save $65 off round-trip fares in economy (World Traveler) class, including some codeshare services.
- AARP members save $200 off round-trip fares in business (Club World) class, including some codeshare services.
By going to American Airlines‘ site, clicking “Advanced search”, providing your flight preferences, and clicking the “Senior (65+)” in the “Passengers” drop-down menu, you can see available discounted tickets for seniors. These discounts can’t be used in combination with other discounts, coupons, or promotional offers, and only apply to flights originating in a small selection of Latin American countries.
Here are the specific rules for redeeming senior discounts with American Airlines:
- For travel originating in Ecuador, passengers aged 65 and over can claim 50% off the adult fare.
- For travel originating in Honduras, passengers aged 60 and over can claim 25% off the adult fare — but there are a few catches. It only applies if you’re a Honduran citizen, OR if you have more than 10 years of legal residency in Honduras. OR if you’re retired or pensioned due to incapacitation — in which case, it doesn’t matter how old you are.
- For travel originating in Panama, men aged 60 and over, and women aged 55 and over, can claim 25% off the adult fare. (Note you must be the qualifying age at the time of purchase). This also applies to retired residents of Panama who have a Retirement Card issued by the Panamanian government.
Similarly, it’s also worth signing up for the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), which you can also join after turning 50. While not necessarily related to American Airlines, they also offer discounted vacation packages for seniors.