JetSOUTHEAST From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2608 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.
AR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2604 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).
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2524 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:
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?
Pgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 791 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2286 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.
AR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2149 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.