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Military and Holiday Travel Discounts

By - Posted on December 8, 2015

Save on Holiday Travel with Military Discounts

Whether it’s a family visit or an escape, the holidays often have us boarding planes, boats, buses, and trains. During this hectic time, it’s easy to lose track of expenses, so whatever method you choose to get the “heck out of Dodge,” it pays to do some research before you step out the door. Don’t book a reservation before checking to see if you are eligible for any military travel discounts. In appreciation for your service, many businesses offer special savings to you and your family to help you get where you want to go this season and throughout the year.

Air Travel

Alaska Airlines – Active duty U.S. military personnel and U.S. military dependents with travel orders can check up to 5 bags for free.

Delta – Delta offers exclusive military travel discounts on over 200 destinations worldwide.

JetBlue – JetBlue offers Military Leisure Travel (MIL) fares for active duty service personnel and immediate family. Immediate family members may travel on a MIL fare independently as long as they are able to present the proper identification.

Rail Travel

Amtrak – With valid active duty United States Armed Forces identification cards, active duty US military personnel, spouses and dependents are eligible to receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains, including travel on the Auto Train. Additionally, Amtrak welcomes uniformed military personnel to the head of a ticket line.

Bus Travel

Greyhound – Active duty and retired military personnel and family receive a 10% discount off full price tickets when purchased at a station or a 20% discount if purchased with a Veterans Advantage© card.

Car Rentals

Alamo – Military personnel can enjoy special car rental benefits and rates when traveling on tour-of-duty orders or for leisure.

Avis –Military personnel can get great savings and special benefits when traveling on business or for pleasure.

Hertz – Book a leisure car rental with your military CDP to receive discounted rates, upgrades, and a complimentary rewards program membership.


Princess Cruises – This cruise line offers up to $250 free onboard spending money for active, retired or disabled military personnel, as well as veterans.

Norwegian Cruise Line – Military members and their families can save up to 10% on select cruises.

Royal Caribbean – Royal Caribbean offers special cruise rates on selected sailings for military personnel.


Best Western – Best Western hotels offer low discount hotel rates for military personnel traveling on official business or leisure.

Hilton – Take advantage of great savings with military rates and discounts at participating Hilton Hotels and Resorts.

Vacation Destinations

AeroMexico Vacations – AeroMexico Vacations offers an exclusive travel discount to any of its destinations.

Before making any reservation for your trips, make sure you find out if there is a military travel discount. If you can’t find any special deals online, be sure to call and ask. Happy Holidays!

A valid military ID is needed to use the discounts listed above. For details and requirements on these offers, visit the specific website.

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