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Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?  
User currently offlineJetSOUTHEAST From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

I know AirTran has X-Fares for people between the age of 18-22 that is only 69.00 per segment (Really 59.00 but I included the taxes) and I use it alot. Are there any other airlines that have/had similar programs? Delta seems to be letting this slip through their fingers with their "Simplifares" and ignoring the mass amounts of people taking advantage of lower fares, not to mention the potential FF's FL might gain.

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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

I've flown DL and AR whit special student fares during the last 3 years, on the EZE-JFK and EZE-ATL routes. For the other part of the trip( to ORD) I had to pay the full fare,usually on AA or ATA.(when not flying DL).


Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

How does one go about getting student fares?

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Sorry if I sound somewhat surprised, but... you're kidding, right?

Almost all bigger, and dozens of smaller, airlines offer youth- and student-fares, and there are several companies specialising in this field:

STA Travel
CTS Travel
Student Universe
...

Look up their websites (or one of their agencies) and you'll get all the info you need.

As for DL ignoring the people who use discounted fares with their Simplifares structure: back when I worked in a regular travel agency (I'm now employed with one of the above mentioned companies), I was always surprised when people came in and asked about getting the cheapest fare and going on to say that they wanted a student fare: to that, I frequently replied that they would actually have to make up their minds between the two, because, often enough, a special offer will be cheaper than a student fare.

Student fares are usually a lot cheaper if you need a long maximum stay, or low rebooking fees, or the possibility of having a ticket with an open return - but if you're just thinking about flying somewhere for the weekend or for 1 to 3 weeks, the normal special fares will, quite often, be cheaper.

Just as an example: If a regular fare on XX airlines for a specific flight is $500, with a student fare of $350 being offered, while DL's new structure offers the same for $250 with no further student discount being offered, are they really ignoring students, or are they simply offering an even better fare to everyone?

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

SAA has a youth fare which is 2/3 of the adult price.


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User currently offlineBAPILOT2B From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

BMI have HSBC graduate fares fixed £69.99 return fares inc taxes on alot of routes  Big grin.


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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Independence has 20% discount for students.

I believe Southwest has 10% off for youth



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User currently offlineBA DC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

Im sure SAS has youth/student fares, or definitely used to. I remember getting to Shanghai with them on a reduced fair ticket when I was doing voluntary work in my gap year.

User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

UA has a whole college program including special MP offers and stuff.

I think its pretty standard throughout the industry. If you don't have one you lose out on a segment that will be your future customers.


User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

ACAfan...is that DH student discount applied across the board to all flights or does one have to go through a student travel agency to get them? I have never heard nor seen anything about a DH discount.

pgh234


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

You can call Indy air and purchase student ticket, but if you call your ticket will be priced higher so if you book your ticket online you will get the same price  Smile

Rafal


User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

I bought a youth ticket on LX in January one-way JFK-GVA at the airport 1 hour before departure. It was $390 as opposed to $1500+ for the normal walk-up fare. That was a good deal!

User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

KLM to


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

All Indian Passenger Airlines offer discounts for students upto 30% infact Air india also offers 20 kg extra baggage allowance for international students from India to UK and US

User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Leskova is right.I needed to keep my ticket open for a year, so it wasn't that expensive with that special fare.Otherwise it would've been more expensive.
But in comparison to a let's say, 20 days trip was more expensive.

EZE-JFK for a month or less was 1700 pesos.
same route for a year was 2100 pesos.

Mike.



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
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