Published on November 15th, 2019 | by William Charles6
American Airlines 10% Military Discount Via Veteran’s Advantage
- Get a 10% discount on American Airlines via Veteran’s Advantage (applies to the base price, not including taxes and fees)
The Fine Print
- You qualify if you are active duty, a retiree, veteran, current or former guard & reserve, or an immediate family member (must pay for Veteran’s advantage)
- All fare discounts must be applied at the time of ticketing and may only be applied to eligible fare code types. You will not receive any payment or reimbursement for discounts not applied at the time of ticketing. American’s standard fares, rules, and restrictions apply.
- The fare discounts for VetRewards subscribers cannot be combined with any other American Airlines discount, incentive or promotional program.
- American Airlines fare discounts are available to the primary VetRewards account holder who is active duty, retiree, veteran, guard or reservists, and household dependents who are their spouse, parent or child 16 or older.
- To be eligible for discounts, flights must be booked on American Airlines or qualifying American Airlines marketed and operated flights, originating in the U.S.
- At this time, a child who is a household member on the primary VetRewards account must 16 years and older to qualify. VetRewards subscribers may not use the discount booking engine to purchase travel for the family members under the age of 16 (coming soon!). You must book underage children on AA.com and can link your family travel itinerary after individual ticketing.
From what I can tell this is new, previously active duty members traveling on orders could receive free baggage and it might have been possible to get a discount of up to 5% by contacting American Airlines directly. The downside is that Veteran’s Advantage is not free and costs ~$5 a month. In addition each member of your family needs an account (50% off for them) to take advantage of this discount as well. To me it’s not entirely clear if American Airlines is 100% funding this discount or not, if they are I’d recommend they switch to a different identity verification partner (e.g ID.me) that doesn’t have a monthly fee for Veterans/Active duty.
Hat tip to reader Jared G