Retired folks prefer air travel when they need to travel long distances. A few airlines still offer reduced fares for senior citizens. In addition to ticket savings, passengers with “senior citizen” status receive special gate and boarding status. Jack Harris, a retired geologist who lives in Oklahoma City, said:
“I visit my children several times a year, so, I want to find the best air fare “deal.” I plan my trips well in advance and ask for a senior citizen discount. The airlines don’t always advertise them, but they’re available. Those of us who live on a fixed income need to remember that if you shop carefully, you can always buy an airline ticket at a reduced rate.”
Airlines that offer reduced fares for seniors include but are not limited to:
- Folks who are 65 years of age, or older, can buy a “senior citizen” airline ticket from a Southwest Airlines Customer Representative, over the internet, or from a travel agent. The fares are subject to change until you buy your ticket, however, senior fares are fully refundable.
- Seniors should ask about discounted fares for domestic flights on American’s “American Eagle” and “AmericanConnection” connections. Call American Airlines reservations: 1-800-433-7300 for further information.
- The airline has senior discounts available for certain flights and they’re not advertised or available online. Travelers who wish to check eligibility should call Delta Airlines reservations: 1-800-221-1212
Will Rogers World Airport is the major airport in Oklahoma City. Travelers should read the airport’s “Travel Tips” and arrive well before their flight is scheduled for departure. Please call the Will Rogers World Airport for further information.
Will Rogers World Airport
7100 Terminal Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73159