American Airlines Military Discount
American Airlines became American Airways via a union when over 80 small airlines merged together in 1930, and re-named American Airlines in 1934. American Airlines offers special military discount fares and a free bag benefit.
What is the American Airlines military discount?
American Airlines offers government or military discount fares in certain markets. You will need to contact reservations at 1-800-433-7300 for information on this discount.
Do military passengers receive free bags on American Airlines?
Yes, when traveling on a military fare. If not traveling on a military fare, you may show your military ID to receive free bags.
- Active duty military personnel traveling on orders may receive up to 5 complimentary bags. Up to 100 pounds each.
- When traveling on personal business or pleasure you can check up to 3 complimentary bags. Up to 50 pounds each.
Who’s eligible for the military discount at American Airlines?
Active duty military and their dependents.
American Airlines defines “Active U.S. military personnel” as any member of the U.S. armed forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Space Force) in an active status, (Cadets are included).
Excludes the following customers:
- Civilian with Military ID
- US Public Health Service
- Military Reserves
- National Guard
Are military dependents eligible?
Military dependents traveling on orders have the same privileges as U.S. military personnel. You will need to show:
- your Military Dependent ID
- a copy of active orders
How do you get the discount?
- Travel on a military fare.
- Show ID for your bags when checking in.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is a major US airline headquartered in Fort Worth, TX. It is the world’s largest airline when measured by fleet size, revenue, scheduled passengers carried, scheduled passengers-kilometers flown, and number of destinations served. They have an average of 6.700 flights a day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.
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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.