Veteran Travel Discounts & Deals for Your Next Trip
Take Advantage of These Military & Veteran Travel Deals
You realize it is about time to start planning your next family vacation. Where will you go? What will you see? Take your family on a road trip or to an amusement park. Book a beach vacation or a trip to see historical sites, or visit home to spend time with family. Whatever you do, make sure to look for veterans’ travel discounts. You can save money while you enjoy your time away.
Book a Flight – Airlines with Veteran Deals & Military Discounts
For some trips, you are going to want to fly. The good news is that you can find military rates and free bags on certain airlines. Here are some examples:
With Allegiant Air you can get up to two pieces of checked baggage for free. There is also no charge for oversized checked bags, and you can get one carry-on and one personal item.
At JetBlue, you can find 5% off tickets when you are enrolled in Veterans Advantage. You can also have 2 free bags.
Southwest offers discounted fares for the military, no charge for more than 2 bags, early boarding, and no cancellation fees.
Through United, you can receive 5% off of your tickets through Veterans Advantage.
You can view more airline discounts for military & veterans at Military Discount Flights at MyMilitaryBenefits.
Find a Place to Stay – Hotels with Discounts for Military & Veterans
Unless you are planning to stay with family or friends, you will need to book a hotel, motel, or another type of accommodation. Many hotel chains do have military and veteran discounts. Here are a few of them:
Best Western will give you 10% or more off their Flexible Rate.
At Hilton Hotels you can find 10% off the Family Rate on leisure stays.
Wyndham Hotels gives you 12% off on your stay.
You can view more hotel discounts at Military and Student Discounts On Hotels on College Recon.
Time for Family Fun – Amusement Parks with Deals for Veterans & Military
What is more fun for kids, and even adults, than a day at an amusement park? You can find some great veterans and military discounts at different amusement parks around the country. Here are a few of them:
Carowinds is an amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina. They offer discounts on tickets as well as a Military Gold Pass. You would buy your tickets online using ID.me to verify your status.
You can find Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California. They offer Military Tribute Days in November and December where you can get tickets for $19.99.
Waves of Honor is a program where you can get free tickets and military and veteran discounts at quite a few amusement parks around the country. The program is at Sea World in Orlando, Sea World in San Antonio, Sea World in San Diego, Busch Gardens in Tampa and Williamsburg, Sesame Place, and Discovery Cove.
Save on Vacations
Whether it is a website for deals on flights and hotels or an all-inclusive resort, here are more deals you can use on your upcoming vacations.
Through American Forces Travel, the only official MWR travel site, you can unlock savings of up to 50% on hotels, cars, flights, packages, and cruises. The discounts are designed specifically for the military and veterans.
The Armed Forces Vacation Club is a free membership travel club for all active, retired, and veteran military members. You can save on R&R resort packages, hotels, car rentals, and cruises, and also earn rewards.
Beaches by Sandals are an all-inclusive resort for couples and families in the Caribbean. They offer a service personnel discount of 10%.
You can find Castle Resorts in Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, and New Zealand. They offer special discounts for active and retired military.
CheapTickets is run by Expedian and offers many military travel deals.
About the author
Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.