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Lowdown on Senior Airfares

They're out there! Pick up the phone to get good deals

Senior airfare discounts aren't extinct, but they certainly can be hard to find. Each carrier has its own rules, minimum ages and restrictions. You may have to phone to get the savings. Here's a quick rundown:

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Couple looks out airport window - one needs to search for senior airfares and many are not online

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Don't miss out on a deal next time you fly, not all discounts are online.

  • Southwest has discounts for 65-plus on all domestic routes.
  • American, Continental and United offer discounts on select routes for 65-plus.
  • Delta discounts vary by age and apply only to flights from three Latin American nations.
  • US Airways provides no senior discounts.

Cathie Gandel is a freelance writer based in the New York City area.

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