Military Travel Deals
September 13th, 2010
We have posted several articles recently dedicated to helping the men and women of the US armed services (and their families) find discounts on travel. There are several ways military personnel and their dependents can travel for less than civilians, and some of them are more well-publicized than others – so we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss any of the tips we’ve mentioned.
In some cases, finding the military travel deals is as easy as contacting a military travel agent and letting them do the work for you. In other cases, you’ll need to do a bit more research yourself. Either way, the discounts can often be substantial – so even if it seems like it’s a headache to pursue some of these military travel deals, it’s definitely worth looking into if you’re trying to travel on a budget.
This should go without saying, but just in case it’s not obvious – these military travel deals are for people who are in the US military, veterans of the military, and their families. This isn’t an article about how to get deals you’re not entitled to.
There are special discounts available to military personnel on flights on commercial airlines, and there are also even more special discounted flights that people in the military (and their families) can take on military aircraft when space is available. Other forms of transportation – including trains and car rentals – also have military discounts you can take advantage of.
>> Learn more about military travel deals on airfare and other transportation
Most hotel chains offer discounts to members of the military, but if you want to know about your travel savings in advance you can take advantage of discounts on timeshares and resorts that are only available to the military – including last minute travel deals – or perhaps even one of the few military-only resorts around the world.
>> Learn more about military travel deals on lodging
In addition to the stand-alone airfare and accommodation deals you can get access to as a member of the military, there are also vacation package deals and cruise deals that you can get, too. Most of these involve using the services of some kind of military travel agent, but if you’re booking a cruise or a vacation package chances are pretty good you won’t mind letting someone else do the booking work for you.
>> Learn more about military travel deals on cruises and vacation packages
Even the biggest US military bases in the United States aren’t right next door to the country’s biggest airport hub cities, so hunting for the best deals on flights from those bases isn’t always as easy as looking up fares from the nearest airport. You often need to look for fares from whatever big hub airports are closest.
>> Learn more about travel deals from major military bases in the US
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