Flight Assistance For Seniors and the Elderly

Cabin class:

Passengers:

Adults(12+)
1
Children(2-11)
0
Infants(0-1)
0

Please select an airport

Select a departure date

Search flights

Flight Assistance
for Seniors

Information on all flight assistance for senior (age 65+) and elderly passengers; senior and elderly air travel, flying with seniors, assistance for Veterans and injured Armed Forces and Soldiers.

Airlines and airports will offer help to all seniors (passengers aged 65 or over) that may be required for their journeys.

Request special senior assistance when you buy your flights with Alternative Airlines

Alternative Airlines can arrange assistance for senior and elderly travel services when you fly, so that your flights is safe, easy and convenient as possible.  Contact Alternative Airlines on +44 (0)1293 874 920 if you would like any information on services available to you through our airlines. We will inform the airline you are flying with that you require assistance on board and provide you with any additional information you may need. Senior and elderly travel assistance is listed below.

Senior assistance on flights

You can buy senior airfares with Alternative Airlines, just select "Adult" when making a flight search. Senior fares are available online with us and if you are worried about flying as a senior or elderly person, buy flights with Alternative Airlines and we'll make it stress-free for you. We provide understanding of the different things that airlines can offer for senior and elderly passengers, passengers flying with seniors and assistance for Veterans, injured Armed Forces and Soldiers.

When booking your ticket, if you have any special requests or any other queries regarding these, please contact Alternative Airlines and we will contact the airline for you.

Top tips For
Senior and Elderly Passengers

1: Always ask for help

 

Don't be afraid to ask for help. Airline cabin crew and airport ground staff will be at hand to help you carry baggage and other requirements that you may have.

2: Don't fly with too much jewellery, cash or material items

 

We advise not to fly with too much materialistic items or jewellery because older travelers may be less aware of the surroundings of the destinations they are flying to and therefore more vulnerable to theft. We also advise this for cash. Don't need to travel with too much cash, there is usually the option to change currency or retrieve cash at the airport of your final destination.

3: Take care of the medication you need when flying

Don't pack medication in your checked luggage and make sure you have extra in case a flight is delayed for unforseen reasons. All medication information is found below.

More information on flying assistance for seniors and elderly passengers is broken down below.

Unaccompanied Minor Option

 

Many people believe that the unaccompanied minor option is just for solo travelers under 12 years. However older passengers can use this option as well. This helps give peace of mind for many families worried about their older relatives traveling alone. We advise you to check with the airline or contact us to see which airlines provide the unaccompanied minor option and on which routes. 

Advice for unaccompanied minors under 12 years can be found here

FLYING WITH MEDICATION
Flying with medication

We know that many senior and elderly travelers need to take their medication on board the flight.

Our first tip: Check before traveling if there are restrictions in place on medications when taking them out of our a certain country and into the country you are visiting. Also check the amount and type of medication that you are flying with.

Find all information on flying with medicine and all medical inquries.

 

Assistance for Veterans and injured Armed Forces and Soldiers

For all injured, wounded soldiers and veterans, we advise to contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to request assistance through security screening processes. The TSA will verify the status of those injured and wonded, through the appropriate military branch. They may use the TSA Precheck screening at available locations at departing/arriving U.S airports.

Find more information on TSA Precheck.

 

Reduced Mobility Assistance

Mobility senior assistance

Find all information about needed mobility assistance, wheelchair assistance and the types of wheelchair assistance with Alternative Airlines.


 

Senior Travel News

10 julio 2018

Senior Citizen Travel is Proven Adventurous!

A 65 year-old retired professor has embarked on a range of outdoor adventures, including watching elephants play in Sri Lanka, float in the Dead Sea and roam about Vietnam. He is yet to fly to Iceland to see the Northern Lights.

'Seenagers' as they are known, are now wealthier and healthier and therefore willing to spend more on experiences rather than material goods. With higher disposable incomes more readily available means more adventurous mindsets are happening!

 

WHY USE US

Alternative Airlines is an online flight search complete with customer service specialising in booking flights on lesser known airlines and to remote destinations. We offer you a wider choice of airlines supported by a team of customer service and travel specialists for help and advice on your travel plans. We specialise in finding the best available fares on the widest range of airlines and making them available to you online, with prices in the currency of your choice.

Alternative Airlines handles all your travel arrangements and payments, complete with ticketed confirmation. We do not direct you to other websites or service providers. We help you through the process. This is what makes us Alternative Airlines. Check out our reviews on Feefo or our reviews page. If you want to know a little bit more about us, read our blog for our alternative travel secrets and stories. Browse for flights, find some amazing deals, make a reservation and pay in the currency of your choice today with Alternative Airlines. Let Alternative Airlines help find you the best prices and make international and domestic flight reservations with us today.