If you worked with a UMA agent to save money on your Medigap plan, you’re probably already planning a vacation with that extra cash. But did you know that you may be missing out on a variety of additional senior travel deals?
Our team is dedicated to saving you money — and not just on your health insurance. We searched the internet to compile this senior travel savings guide. With this list, you could spread your budget a little bit further and get the most out of your retirement.
Airline discounts for seniors are not as common as they used to be. The best and most effective way to take advantage of senior airfare discounts is to call the airline directly when booking. Your agent can help you find the best deal for you, plus easily book everything over the phone. Note: Most discounts are only available for specific routes and dates, and vary by airline.
Here are a few airlines that offer senior discounts:
- Southwest Airlines
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Alaska Air
Another way to save on flights is to be flexible in your travel dates. Luckily, this is perfect for retired individuals who have a little more wiggle room in their schedule. Flying during the week can save you up to $300 on flights.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of hotels with senior discounts. Again, the best way to find a discount is to call the company directly. Most of these discounts are for double occupancy rooms.
- Best Western: 10+%
- Hyatt: Search “Special Rates” for seniors
- Marriot: 15+%
- Motel 6: 10%
- Red Roof Inn: 10% discount for those 59+
- Alamo Car Rental: Check Alamo’s Senior Circle
- EZ Rent-A-Car: 10%
- Hertz: up to 20%
Taking a road trip with your car-rental discount? Be sure to stop by a senior-friendly fast food restaurant. Other local stops may offer discounts as well.
Here are some of the most common deals available for seniors:
- Waffle House: 10% every Monday
- Arby’s: 10% off + a free drink
- Denny’s: 15% for AARP members
- Dairy Queen: 10%
- Golden Corral: Varies
Full list of senior discounts
What’s a vacation without entertainment? Depending on where you’re going, there are a few senior entertainment discounts that you should consider when planning your next trip.
- National Parks: Lifetime Senior Pass for $80 or $20 for one year
- Sea World: $3 off
- Kennedy Space Center: $7 off
- Cirque de Soleil
An added cost during traveling can be an injury or losing your luggage. But unfortunately Medicare does not provide coverage to most travel abroad. Travel insurance protects you and your money wherever you travel.
Some Medicare Supplement policies include travel coverage. Call one of our licensed agents today to find your travel insurance options and find a policy that works best for you (and your vacation plans).
Published: January 1, 2019