Jeanette Bunn, Travel To Go Executive President Presents Travel Tips For Seniors

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There are numerous travel programs available to seniors and baby boomers today. Deals are available for senior couples, single senior travelers and senior groups. Jeanette Bunn and Tommy Middaugh of Travel To Go are very glad to offer you this article so that we can help you with making your vacation plans for this year. We hope that you have a wonderful trip this year and that you have a lot of fun planning where to go with all the wonderful vacation destinations out there. Here at Travel To Go San Diego, we are doing our part to help educate travelers about potential travel destinations and hope you find this information helpful.

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

The AARP offers one of the most comprehensive discount programs available anywhere which includes extensive travel discounts. For an annual membership fee ranging from only $16.00 for one year to $63.00 for five years, members can enjoy discounts not only on travel but on virtually everything from shopping, dining, fitness and wellness to health care, home auto and technology.

Airline Discounts

Many airlines offer regular discounts fares that are actually cheaper than their senior fares. However, senior fares typically are sold at only a few dollars more than other discounted fares but offer fewer restrictions than other discounted fares. For instance, senior discounts apply to last minute travel deals and are refundable even if you have to cancel your flight. So for many, the airlines’ senior discount programs are the best option.

Misc. Transportation Discounts

The New York City Transit Authority offers half price fares using your Medicare identification card. Seniors can also acquire a Reduced Fare Metro Card which enables individuals to transfer for free from a subway to a bus or conversely from a bus to a subway. To acquire an application individuals can call 1-718-243-2499 or ask for an application at any police precinct house, Department of Aging office, public library or subway toll booth.

Amtrak offers a 15% discount on most fares for riders 62 years of age and older.

Greyhound Bus Lines offers an unrestricted 5% discount for seniors.

Airline Discounts

Many airlines offer regular discounts fares that are actually cheaper than their senior fares. However, senior fares typically are sold at only a few dollars more than other discounted fares but offer fewer restrictions than other discounted fares. For instance, senior discounts apply to last minute travel deals and are refundable even if you have to cancel your flight. So for many, the airlines’ senior discount programs are the best option.

The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass for Seniors

One of the easiest and best ways to save money for seniors is to visit the National Park Service website and purchase the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass which costs only $10-. As age and residency must be verified, the pass must be purchased in person at a participating Federal recreation site or office.

The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Senior Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are aged 62 and over. The pass provides access to Federal recreation areas that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee. It also admits the pass holder and passengers in non-commercial vehicles that charge a per vehicle fee and for parks and recreation areas that charge a per person fee, the pass holder and 3 other adults are admitted (children under 16 are always admitted free). The pass also provides a 50% discount on some expanded amenities fees to include camping, swimming, boat launching and specialized interpretive services.

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