Holiday travel will soon be upon us. With all of the added costs of holiday meals and gifts, don’t let the high cost of travel keep you from enjoying your time away.
Check out these great military travel discounts to help you get where you need to go and enjoy your time away.
Military Travel Discounts on Airfare
Space-A travel is one of the best ways to save money on airfare. Never flown Space-A before? No worries! Fellow MilitaryShoppers.com writer Julie Provost’s article Space-A Travel for the Military Spouse has you covered.
You’ll need to be flexible with your arrival and departure dates and times, but Space-A is one of the most cost-effective ways for military families to travel.
If Space-A isn’t available, check out these other airline discounts:
- Southwest. Discounts are available to service members by calling Southwest at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA. You will need to show a military ID upon check-in to get the discount.
- American Airlines offers a military discount, but you have to call 1-800-433-7300 for access to those special rates. They also offer a 50% discount on pets within the continental United States and Canada.
- Delta Airlines. Delta has a great military discount program. Get discounts on airline travel by calling 1-800-325-1771. You can also bundle travel options by visiting their Military Vacation page.
- US Airways. Service members and their dependents can take advantage of special military rates by calling 1-800-428-4322.
Military Travel Discounts When Traveling by Train
It might be a little old fashioned, but if you have a little more time, and you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, consider taking the train.
Even better, make taking the train part of your vacation plans. You’ll get to experience travel the way it used to be and see spectacular views you won’t get anywhere else.
- Amtrak offers a 10% military discount, though some limitations apply. Get all the details on their site.
- Royal George Route Railroad. Make a train ride part of your vacation and book a trip on the Santa Express. And don’t forget to take advantage of the 10% military discount.
- Take a trip through the Great Smoky Mountains on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and get a 20% military discount.
Military Travel Discounts When Renting a Car
When you rent a car, be sure to ask for a military discount. The following car rental companies offer great military discounts.
If you are a USAA member check their travel site for additional rental car discounts. Get all the specific details by visiting your favorite car rental website.
Other Military Travel Discounts
Sometimes getting off the beaten path means taking the road, or rather the method, less traveled. If you’re up for a little adventure, consider one of these great travel options. And don’t forget the military travel discount!
- Taking the bus can be an adventure and Greyhound offers a great military discount. Get 10% off walk-up fares and pay no more than $259 for travel anywhere in the United States.
- Not everyone knows how to fly a plane, but if you do, take advantage of military discounts when renting aircraft. All American Aviation Services out of Fayetteville, N.C., and serving all of the American southwest offers military discounts on aircraft rentals. Need an aircraft in Southern California? Check out Pacific Air’s military discount. Peak Aviation in Colorado Springs also offers a 5% military discount.
- If camping or traveling by RV is more your style, check out the Tentsfortroops.com website for campsite and RV site locations that offer free or discounted stay for military service members and their families.