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Best Senior Airline Discounts: Senior Flight Discounts

Senior Airline Discounts: Best Senior Discounts

In May 2003 they added Long Beach-Atlanta and Long Beach-Ft. Lauderdale. June 26 saw the launch of JFK-San Diego. An inaugural one-way fare of $104 will hold for a few weeks, $99 if booked on the Internet. There are $29 seats from Oakland to Long Beach if one books far enough in advance. JetBlue does not offer a senior discount, they say, because their fares are already so low. The airline boasts a fleet of 55 new Airbus A320 aircraft.

All JetBlue aircraft are outfitted with roomy all-leather seats, each equipped with free LiveTV satellite television, offering up to 24 channels of DIRECTV. All seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way and a Saturday night stay is never required. For information and reservations call 800-JETBLUE (538-2583) or visit their website,

Midway Airlines – Regional North Carolina carrier no longer flies.

Midwest Airlines

(merged with Frontier Airlines)

(Formerly Midwest Express) Passengers 55+, but not their companions, get 10% off some published fares. No senior coupon program. Midwest flies out of Milwaukee to East and West coast points. The website may not offer the senior discount so, if reserving a seat online, call an agent to confirm your booking to request the discount.

Note, the website may post some fares lower than those available in the Midwest agent’s computer. 800-452-2022. Note: Midwest is planning to launch a low-cost subsidiary carrier in the fourth quarter of 2003. Check the website for more news.

National Airlines – The Las Vegas-based carrier folded in 2002.

Northwest Airlines

No longer offers 10% discounts to fliers 62+. The Northwest Senior Coupons have been discontinued. Some markets may have a discount for fliers 65+. Call 800-225-2525. Lower fares may be available online at

Song – See Delta Airlines

Spirit Airlines

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, low-fare Spirit Airlines serves Chicago/O’Hare; Detroit, MI; NY/LaGuardia; Atlantic City, NJ; Los Angeles, CA; Myrtle Beach, SC; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Denver, CO; and the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Tampa.

Celebrating its 12th year, the carrier flies a fleet of modern aircraft and operates scheduled and charter service. Spirit’s low fares never require advance purchase or a minimum stay. Low one-way fares are always available. Reservations can be made online and promotional fares may be made at Tel: 800-772-7117.

Tango – See Air Canada.

TWA – Was absorbed by American Airlines in 2002.

US Airways – Merged with American Airlines

USA 3000 Airlines

Launched in December 2002, this low-cost carrier links Ft. Myers, on Florida’s West Coast, with Chicago, Cleveland, and Baltimore. One-way service begins at $59. Six Airbus A320 aircraft provide 168 roomy seats, in-flight entertainment, hot towels, and snacks. The airline has received federal permits to fly three US-Mexico routes and to link Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to seven U.S. cities. USA 3000 does not require a round-trip ticket purchase or a Saturday stayover. Reservations may be made online or through their agents. Call 877/USA-3000 or visit Similar to the other no-frills airlines, these are electronic tickets only with no senior discounts.

US Airways Shuttle – See American Airlines

Zip – See Air Canada.

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