Unfortunately, a lot of airlines have discontinued their senior discounts—but that doesn’t mean the deals are gone. There are tons of online resources that will do the work for you in finding the cheapest prices.
Skyscanner is an excellent website to visit when you’re starting the search for airfare. Simply fill in the details of your destination such as the dates and number of passengers on their homepage. From there, the site will scour the internet of all the options and give you the best price it can find.
If you’re feeling spontaneous, consider typing in your destination as “Everywhere.” Skyscanner will show you the cheapest destination options for your selected dates, and the results might inspire you to actually book the trip. The service is free to use, and it will direct you to the corresponding airline’s website once you decide which deal you’d like to take advantage of.
Hopper is a similar app you can download on your phone that will help find cheap airfare. You can track the prices of a certain flight and Hopper will notify you once prices begin to drop and rise. It can also predict when airfare prices are expected to change, which can help you decide when it’s the best time to book your flight.
You can also consider booking a flight on low-cost airlines like Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines. Companies like these don’t offer senior discounts because their prices are low enough on a regular basis.
If you prefer to let someone do the searching for you, then you can always meet with a travel agent who will do their best to book the best deal. Traveling to a new destination is often a once in a lifetime opportunity, and seniors should feel comfortable their getting the best possible deal.