MIL Do any airlines give military discounts?

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  1. brittanica

    brittanica New Member

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    Fiancee (active duty in the Navy) is coming home in Jan from Japan.

    Where's the best place to book?
     
  2. spook

    spook OT Supporter

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    I worked for Orbitz for a while and most of the time I had transfer people to the airline for a "military" discount. Comparison shop though, sometimes you'll find better deals on those third party sites than what the airline will give you even with a discount.
     
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    can navy do space-a?
     
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    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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  5. brittanica

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    I'm not sure what that is...is it like taking a hopper? If so...I'm not sure about the whole navy...but where he is...the answer is no :(
     
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    I think all services can do it but I think the flights have to be going to a city that is near a base? Not sure though?
     
  7. brittanica

    brittanica New Member

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    we live in a town that has an air force base...*sigh*

    We're 1300$ out lol. But at least he gets to come home :)
     
  8. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Sometimes the military discounted price is more expensive than the normal ticket price. It makes no fucking sense.
     
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    good luck with that..
     
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    mrduke OT Supporter

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    i've called the airlines before and with the discount the tickets were still more expensive than what i could find on cheaptickets.com. also, make sure you show your ID when you check your bags and they'll waive the fee.
     
  11. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    That is the government rate.
    There is a government negotiated rate for every segment. Sometimes the tickets are lower than the negotiated rate. If you are on official travel, the government rate is used.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    No, I have called airlines and ask for the military discount not traveling on government orders, and the rate was higher than the standard.
     
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    Yes all services can take Space A. I have worked in the Pax Terminal before so if you have any questions, let me know.
     
  14. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You ask for military discount, they look up federal rate. Federal rate = government contract rate. There isn't a military discount.

    Works similar for hotels too. Ever ask a hotel for a military discount, and the rate was higher than the price they just quoted you?
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Space-A is available to all service members, regardless of branch
     
  17. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    also lately airlines will require you to have your orders with you in order to give you the fee waiver on luggage
     
  18. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    when you ask for a military discount they use the RETAIL price of the ticket. which sometimes actually costs more than SALE price of the same ticket so it's not worth it.

    you don't get to double dip by applying a military discount onto SALE price.
     
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    i stopped asking for discounts...its never helped me with price

    although if you do mention military SOMETIMES people get bumped to 1st class if they have an empty seat or something
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    I flew Delta one year on Thanksgiving day. I called up Delta and they were able to give me a decent priced ticket compared to other website and airlines.
     
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    usair.com standard tickets are cheaper than calling and getting a .mil discount.
     
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    Hey I just booked a flight using militarytogo. They were about 200$ cheaper then anywhere else.

    btw Im flying from california to georgia and back.
     
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    And you usually are able to go through the employee screening area...not the area for the rest of the pax :big grin:
     

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