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AIRLINES
 
Almost all major airlines offer senior discounts on air travel. Many offer senior discount booklets that are sold as four one-way tickets. Others offer a fixed percentage off the fare. Four major airlines have quietly dropped their 10 percent ticket discounts for senior citizens, and American Airlines said the change would probably be permanent.

American, Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines all dropped the senior discounts. Southwest Airlines said it would not remove its senior discounts. A Continental spokeswoman declined to comment Saturday, and A United spokeswoman said she believed the discount remained in effect but couldn't confirm it; United's reservation number said the discount remained in effect.

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America West
800-235-9292

Senior Discount: 10% off most fares to passengers who are 62 or better.

Senior Saver Pack: Costs $596. Includes 4 one-way coupons, good for coach travel on America West and America West Express flights within the United States and between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Flight coupons may be transferred to a maximum of 2 children, ages 2-11, when accompanied by a Senior Saver Pack holder.

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Frontier Airlines
800-432-1359

10% Off On Any Frontier Fare - Anytime!

One Companion Of Any Age Flies For The Same 10% Discount.
Seniors may take along a companion of any age - from a spouse to a grandchild to a friend - at the same low 10% discounted fare.

No Coupons, No Booklets, No Zones, No Blackouts!
Our Senior Program is about as easy as it gets. Just make reservations, ask (or check online) for the senior discount and get 10% off.

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Southwest Airlines
1-800-I-FLY-SWA
1-800-435-9792

Southwest Airlines offers some of the lowest year-round airfares available. I also think they have one of the easiest websites to navigate for booking flights. While this is a no-frills airline, and often requires that you make one or more stops before your final destination, it's cheap and usually on-time.

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United Airlines
800-241-6522

United Airlines Silver Wings Plus: Your leisure travel is more exciting and affordable year-round, thanks to your Silver Wings Plus member benefits. Now your friends, age 55 and over, can take advantage of these benefits, too

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TRAINS

Amtrak Train - Amtrak travelers aged 62 and over receive a 15% discount off the applicable adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains. (Discount does not apply to first-class accommodations.) Amtrak makes every day a special savings day when traveling by train! Amtrak also offers additional limited travel specials throughout the year, so call your travel agent or 1-800-USA-RAIL for the latest offers.

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) provides commuter rail service from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria, Crystal City and downtown Washington, D.C.

Who Qualifies?

Senior Citizens are defined by this policy as persons who are age 65 or older. Seniors can prove eligibility for discounted tickets with any valid photo I.D. that displays their birth date.

How To Purchase Discounted Tickets?

To purchase discounted tickets, Senior Citizens must go to the The Commuter Store at Crystal City, L'Enfant Ticket Office or Woodbridge's Depot Express for the initial purchase. Please remember to bring one form of valid photo identification. When Senior Citizens make their initial visit to the Crystal City Commuter Center, they may set up an account to purchase tickets in the future by mail. Their qualification credentials must be valid when purchasing these tickets.

The discount is 50% of the full Single-Ride fare.

OVERSEAS TRAIN DISCOUNTS

Rail Europe offers great passes throughout Europe for those 60 and over and provides great savings.

BritRail Classic Senior Pass Unlimited rail travel through England, Scotland and Wales.

BritRail Senior Flexipass A flexible version of the consecutive day BritRail pass allowing unlimited rail travel throughout England, Scotland, and Wales.

BritRail Senior Party Pass Save 50% on your BritRail Classic Senior Pass if you are the third or fourth person in a party traveling together by rail.

BritRail Flexi Senior Party Pass Save 50% on your BritRail Classic Senior Pass if you are the third or fourth person in a party experiencing the pleasure of traveling together by rail.

France Seniorpass Just like the France Railpass, the France Seniorpass offers travelers 60 and over the opportunity to see France with a discounted pass.

France Senior Saverpass If you are over 60 and will be traveling through France with one, two or three friends or even more, this is probably the best deal for you.

Holland Senior Railpass A great bargain to travel through a great country.

Norway Rail Pass Senior Discover Norway, a delightful country of contrasts.

Scanrail Senior Pass Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.


BUS TRAVEL

Grayline - AARP Members are entitled to a 10% discount on half or full day Gray Line tours at participating locations througout the United States, Canada and Mexico. To obtain the discount, please purchase tour tickets directly from Gray Line and show a valid AARP membership card. AARP discounts are not available at the following Gray Line locations: Alaska, Banff, Alberta; Chicago, IL; Flagstaff, AZ; Jackson Hole, WY; Las Vegas, NV; Savannah, GA; Seattle / Tacoma, WA; and Victoria, British Columbia; Whitehorse, Yukon Territory; and Yellowstone, MT.

Greyhound Seniors Club - Greyhound has introduced its new Seniors Club, available to all passengers age 62 and older. With the Seniors Club card, members are eligible for the following: 10% off of any unrestricted Greyhound passenger fare, 10% off of food items at Greyhound owned and operated restaurants, 10% off Greyhound Charter Services, 25% off Greyhound Package Express shipments (prepaid personal shipments only, please) and 10% to 30% off reservations at Choice Hotels International locations (subject to availability and advance reservations). Call 1 (800) 231-2222.

CAR RENTALS

Most car rental agencies offer senior citizens special promotional rates or discounts. Whenever booking your reservation, be sure to ask for any applicable discounts.

In addition, most of the bigger agencies give discounts to travel clubs, AARP members, AAA, USAA, military personnel, Sears Mature Outlook members, and Ward's Y.E.S. Club members.

Dollar Rent-A-Car - Dollar offers senior citizens a discount that varies depending on the city and date of rental. Discounts start at 4%. You must ask for the discount at the time of booking your reservation. The promotional code for a senior citizen discount is: AA3555. Please note: I could not find any mention of this discount on Dollar's website, so be sure to ask for this discount at the time of booking. 1-800-800-3665.

CRUISING

Cruise Holidays of Irvine - Senior discounts on selected cruises. Based in Irvine, California. Also offers Dames at Sea - A club organized specifically for single ladies to enjoy the security of cruising without paying single supplement fares.

Cruises for Seniors - Committed to providing you the ultimate senior cruise experience together with some of the best cruise values in the business

Cruise Secure - Cruise Secure lets you travel abroad on some of the finest cruise ships sailing today, each one equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities and staffed by experienced, English-speaking physicians.

NATIONAL PARKS

National Park Service - National park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Golden Eagle Passport
The Golden Eagle Passport costs $50 and is valid for one year from date of purchase. You may purchase a Golden Eagle Passport at any NPS entrance fee area or by mail. The Golden Eagle Passport admits the passholder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.

To purchase by mail send a $50 check or money order (do not send cash) to:

National Park Service
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Room 138
Washington, DC 20242
Attention: Golden Eagle Passport

Golden Age Passport
This is a lifetime entrance pass for those 62 years or older. The Golden Age Passport has a one time processing charge of $10. You must purchase a Golden Age Passport in person (it is not available by mail or telephone). This can be done at any NPS facility that charges an entrance fee. At time of purchase you must show proof of age (62 years or older) and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Golden Access Passport
This is a free lifetime entrance pass for persons who are blind or permanently disabled. It is available to citizens or permanent residents of the United States, regardless of age, who have been determined to be blind or permanently disabled. You may obtain a Golden Access Passport at any entrance fee area by showing proof of medically determined disability and eligibility for receiving benefits under federal law.

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  • HOTELS

    Hotel Discounts
    Discounts on hotel and motel rooms up to 65 percent off. Listed by city and state. Check their Hot Deals!

    Days Inn - September Days Club
    Active travelers 50 and over, we have made membership to this club even better. Join now and receive a FREE* subscription to Budget Travel Magazine. We also offer all of these fantastic member benefits: Save 15% to 50% off already low standard room rates. Free subscription to our members-only travel magazine - September Days. Free membership privileges for your spouse.

    Discounts: Save 10% on meals at participating restaurants at Days Inn locations. Up to 50% off admission to participating theme parks and entertainment attractions worldwide. Discounts on airline tickets and luxury cruises. Preferred member rates on car rentals, free full travel agent services, free local phone calls (except in measured service areas), and check cashing privileges up to $250 with a valid American Express® card.

    September Days Club Membership Dues: One year membership - $15.00. Two year membership - $25.00. Three year membership - $33.50. Five year membership - $50.00.

    Hilton Hotels Senior HHonors - Your Senior HHonors membership opens the door to a world of opportunities at more than 425 participating Hilton, Conrad International and Vista hotels in 50 countries worldwide. It’s your inside track to just about anywhere your travels take you. And when you get there, it’s a commitment to giving you the special treatment you deserve.

    Source: SeniorCitizens.Com, Inc.