*Please note: Many of the discounts you’ll see below are offered by franchise owners in local markets. This means that discounts will vary from location to location.
We had an incredible response to our list of travel discounts for seniors last year. Many of the travel companies on the 2016 list have been vetted and the ones that have will have a verified note on them. We reached out to all the businesses on our list, but some were unresponsive. As such, we’ll rely on our Senior List Community to provide updates whenever possible. Use the comments section to provide updates in your local market.
Remember that discount policies will change from time-to-time. They change at the national level, and they change at the local level. Sometimes these changes are published, and sometimes they’re not. Our best advice for discount shoppers is to ask ahead of time so there are no surprises.
American Airlines: Various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Southwest Airlines: Various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: Various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: Various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Alamo Car Rental: Up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: Up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Hertz: Up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: Up to 30% off for AARP members
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Other Travel Discounts
National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass: A $10.00 lifetime pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies (62+) verified
Greyhound: 5% discount (52+) verified
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Best Western: 10% or more for AARP or senior guests (55+) verified
Cambria Suites: 10% off (60+)
Candlewood Suites: Discounts vary (62+)
Crown Plaza: Discounts vary (62+) verified
Days Inn: Discounts vary (60+) verified
Hampton Inn & Suites – AARP members save 10% verified
Holiday Inn: Discounts vary (62+) verified
Howard Johnson Hotels: Discounts off best available rate (60+) verified
Hyatt: Up to 50% off (62+) verified
Knights Inn: Up to 10% off (60+) verified
La Quinta Inns: Discounts vary (65+) verified
Marriott: 15% off (62+) verified
Motel 6: 10% off (60+), AMAC members 10% off by using code CP545906 verified
Super 8: Seniors save 10% off (up to 20% with AARP card) verified
Travelodge: Discounts vary (60+) verified
Wyndham Hotels: Up to 20% with AARP card, AMAC members 20% off verified
The cruise lines are always offering discounted fares for one reason or another. Make sure you call your cruise line to make sure you’re getting the best deal for the month in which you’re cruising. In most cases, the big cruise lines like Carnival Cruises, Norwegian, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean will offer discounts to those travelers that are 55 and older. (Be sure to ask)
You’ll want to check out our 2016 Best List of Senior Discounts on the Web. You’ll be glad you did!
Remember if you have something to add, dispute, debate or discuss, please do so in the comments area. We always rely on our readers to provide local knowledge and knowhow when it comes to these things!