Dear Savvy Senior,
Do airlines still provide discounts to seniors on their airfares?
While senior airfare discounts are not nearly as common as they used to be, there are a handful of carriers that still offer them. Here's a rundown of the different airlines offering senior airfares.
The only U.S. airlines that are offering senior airfare discounts are:
* Southwest, which has discounts on all domestic routes to passengers 65 and older. For details on fares, call (800) 435-9792, or you can search online at southwest.com.
* American, which offers some senior fares to travelers 65 and older on their American, American Eagle and American Connection domestic flights. Call (800) 433-7300 to find out which flights offer these discounts.
* United has some discounts on select flights to those 65-plus, but they are few and far between. To search for them, visit united.com and select "child or senior" from the dropdown menu. When the site returns your fare quote, the results for your search will indicate the type of discount you are receiving, if one is available. You also can call (800) 241-6522 to find out if a senior discount is available for a particular flight.
* Continental, which is merging with United in a few months, has senior discount fares as well on few flights to passengers 65 and older. To search, visit continental.com and click on "Advance Search" to access the "seniors" category, or call (800) 523-3273.
Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of "The Savvy Senior" book.