Southwest Airlines Ending Senior Fares Discount This December
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Just in time for the holiday travel season… 😩
As of that date, travelers ages 65 and over will no longer be able to purchase these discounted fares. For passengers in this age group who want to use the discount before the program ends, they can still book a flight into the month of April. This is how far ahead the airline is currently scheduling.
Why are Senior Fares being discontinued?
Many travelers in the 65+ age group were not taking advantage of Southwest’s Senior Fares because they were finding better rates through the airline’s “Wanna Get Away” program or other promotions. Southwest is now encouraging its passengers ages 65 and older to check out its other fare features, like refundable Anytime and Business Select fares, no change fees, and two free checked bags.
The airline still offers discounted fares for infants, children, and active-duty members of the Military. However, note that not all of these fares can be booked online so you are encouraged to call Southwest at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792) with questions about booking a discounted fare.