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Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:15 pm

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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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:37 pm

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).


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flyf15
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:25 pm

How does one go about getting student fares?
 
Leskova
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:25 pm

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?

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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:42 pm

SAA has a youth fare which is 2/3 of the adult price.
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:20 pm

BMI have HSBC graduate fares fixed £69.99 return fares inc taxes on alot of routes  Big grin.
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:08 pm

Independence has 20% discount for students.

I believe Southwest has 10% off for youth
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:11 pm

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.
 
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:07 am

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.
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pgh234
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:35 am

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.

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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:43 am

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

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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:54 am

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!
 
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:06 am

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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:21 am

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
 
AR1300
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RE: Any Other Airline With "Student Benefits"?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:24 am

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.

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