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Flights for Active Service U.S. Military Personnel

 

If you’re an active service member of the U.S. military (be it Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Air Force), it is always important to get the best price for flights - whether it’s related to work, to get back to base, or to visit friends and family.

Many airlines offer free checked bags for active duty personnel - get in touch with our customer services team to see what we can offer you for your flights.

Flying with Specialized Equipment
for U.S. Armed Forces Members

 

When flying within the US, the TSA provides airport security screening assistance and benefits to all U.S. Armed Forces members. However, this does not mean that U.S. Armed Forces members can carry specific equipment differently to civilians.

 

Firearms

Firearms, firearms parts, and ammunition are prohibited in carry-on baggage and are to be transported in checked baggage only. When returning from active duty it is incredibly important that you have checked all bags and belongings to ensure that there are no firearms, ammunition, or parts present.

Swords

Like firearms, swords are prohibited from carry-on but are allowed as checked baggage, as long as they are packaged properly to prevent those inspecting them from injury.

 

Read more about flying with weapons and guns.

 

SCUBA Gear

The TSA recommends that expensive and prescription equipment is packed as carry-on luggage as they may not survive the wear and tear of baggage handling. Items such as your diving jacket, fins, and other diving equipment are safe to be transported as checked luggage, as long as it is packed correctly and locked using a TSA approved lock.

 

Golf Clubs

If you are travelling with golf clubs, make sure that they are protected, using a durable bag, and that the golf bags are considered by most, if not all, airlines as “oversized baggage”.

 

Flight and fare discounts for Active U.S. Military members and Veterans

 

If you’re a U.S. Military Veteran or active member, you may be able to get a discount when you travel. You'll be able to find some good rates of flights and fares with the airlines below, if you would like to know more please contact us.

If you need additional help when travelling, it is worth making sure that you have checked our informative pages on special assistance, flying with a wheelchair and flying with support animals.

American Airlines

Active U.S. military personnel can board early on every flight; military in uniform get free access to the airline’s VIP lounges, the Admirals Clubs.

Military members and their dependents get free checked baggage (up to 5 bags for work-related travel; up to 3 bags for all other travel). Note that dependents must be travelling on military orders, and are required to present those orders in check-in. 

United Airlines

Active military members, as well as their dependents, can get free checked baggage (up to 5 bags for military-related travel; up to 3 bags for all other travel).

Free access is granted to the United Club Lounge at the airport and may get cheaper pet transportation. Veteran Advantage members can also get up to 5% off fares.

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines offers military fare discounts to active U.S. military members and their dependents (5 bags when on military orders and 2 to 3 for personal flights). However, the size of the discount depends on the flight.

Delta also offers military discounts on Delta Vacations such as package deals. 

JetBlue

JetBlue's 'military class fare' includes free checked baggage; up to 5 for an active military member. The airline has a special military fare class for active military members not travelling on orders. This doesn't mean a percentage discount but does remove any advanced-purchase requirements, which may result in a lower fare in the event that the advanced-purchase price has expired.

Veteran Advantage members can save up to 5% off airfare, and get two free checked bags.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines offers military personnel free checked baggage (up to five bags), including free oversized baggage (up to 30 kg). 

Also, the airline offer discounts for transporting the pets of military members.

Southwest Airlines

Active U.S. military personnel get more than the 2 free bag allowance for civilians but unclear how many bags are included.

Hawaiian Airlines

Members travelling on military orders can take 4 bags free which is also the same for dependents; 2 free bags can be taken for other travel.

Veteran Advantage members can get 5% off airfares. 

 

U.S. Airport Services
for U.S. Military Service Members

 

It’s incredibly important to ensure that the airport you are visiting has the facilities that you need for onward travel. Here are some of the facilities we recommend that military personnel check for:

 

Shoe Shine

Most airports will have a shoe shine service, which you can use to polish your dress shoes or any other shoes you are carrying with you.

 

Airport Concessions

Some airports offer airport concessions for active military and veterans - it is worth checking the airport website to see what you can get from this.

 

Ground Transportation

 

If you’re travelling to and from military bases, there may be specially provided transportation and shuttle services provided. Make sure to check this in advance, and if there isn’t, make sure to see whether you can get a military discount for public transport or car hire.

 

Airport USO Lounges and Facilities

 

USO facilities, such as USO lounges allow for a place to relax and connect while off duty.

Important note: USO lounge facilities are for members in active service and their families, rather than veterans or military retirees.

Airports with USO Lounges

 

There are many airports in the USA that have USO airport centres. Here are the current airports (correct noviembre 2018):

Albert J. Ellis

 

City: Jackson, North Carolina

Closest bases: Camp Geiger, Camp Lejeune, and MCAS New River

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, Delta Connection

 

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

 

City: Atlanta, Georgia

Closest bases: Fort Gordon, Robins AFB, Fort Stewart, Fort McPherson

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, Delta Connection, Southwest, Delta, Spirit

 

Baltimore–Washington International Airport

 

City: Baltimore, Maryland

Closest bases: Fort Meade, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Dover AFB, NSA Bethesda

Airlines Serving the Airport: American, American Eagle, Delta, Southwest, United, Delta Connection, JetBlue

 

Logan International Airport

 

City: Boston, Massachusetts

Closest bases: Fort Devens, Hanscom AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, American Eagle, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, United Express

 

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

 

City: Charlotte, North Carolina

Closest bases: Camp Mackall, Pope AFB, Seymour Johnson AFB, National Strike Force, MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS New River, Camp Lejeune

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, United, Southwest, Contour, Frontier

 

Chicago Midway International Airport

 

City: Chicago, Illinois

Closest bases: Great Lakes, Rock Island Arsenal

Airlines Serving the Airport: Delta, Southwest, Delta Connection

 

Chicago O’Hare

 

City: Chicago, Illinois

Closest bases: Great Lakes, Rock Island Arsenal

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, United Express, American Eagle, Delta, American Airlines, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Spirit, United Airlines

 

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

 

City: Cincinnati, Ohio

Closest bases: Blue Grass Army Depot, Fort Knox, Fort Campbell

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, American Eagle, United Express, Allegiant

 

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

 

City: Cincinnati, Ohio

Closest bases: ISC Cleveland, Wright-Patterson AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: Allegiant, Southwest, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United, American Eagle, JetBlue, United Express

 

Columbia Regional Airport

 

City: Columbia, Missouri

Closest bases: Fort Leonard Wood, MC Mobilization Command, Whiteman AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, United Express

 

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

 

City: Dallas, Texas

Closest bases: Fort Worth, Sheppard AFB, Fort Hood, Dyess AFB, Red River Army Depot, Goodfellow AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, United Airlines, Sun Country, Delta, American Airlines, Alaska, Frontier, Delta Connection, Spirit, United Express

 

Dayton International Airport

 

City: Dayton, Ohio

Closest bases: Wright-Patterson AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: Allegiant, Delta, United Express, American Eagle, Delta Connection

 

Denver International Airport

 

City: Denver, Colorado

Closest bases: Buckley AFB,  Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs), Cheyenne Mountain,  Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Pueblo Chemical Depot

Airlines Serving the Airport: United Express, Alaska, Frontier, Southwest, American, Allegiant, American Eagle, Spirit, United Airlines

 

El Paso International Airport

 

City: El Paso, Texas

Closest bases: Fort Bliss

Airlines Serving the Airport: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, United, Delta Connection, Frontier, Alaska, United Express, American Eagle

 

Fayetteville Regional Airport

 

City: Fayetteville, North Carolina

Closest bases: Pope AFB, Fort Bragg

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, Delta, United Express, Delta Connection

 

Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport

 

City: Gulfport, Mississippi

Closest bases: Gulfport, Keesler AFB, NS Pascagoula

Airlines Serving the Airport: Allegiant, United Express, Delta, American Eagle, Sun Country

 

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

 

City: Honolulu, Hawaii

Closest bases: Wheeler Field, Fort Derussy, USCG ISC Honolulu, Fort Shafter, Hickham AFB,  Bellows Air Force Station, NS Pearl Harbour, Kunia Field Station, Schofield Barracks, MCB Hawaii

Airlines Serving the Airport: American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, Sun Country, Alaska

 

William P. Hobby Airport

 

City: Houston, Texas

Closest bases: Fort Sam, Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Coast Guard Station Freeport

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, JetBlue, Delta, Southwest

 

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

 

City: Houston, Texas

Closest bases: Fort Sam, Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Coast Guard Station Freeport

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, Boutique, American Airlines, Delta, United, Frontier, Delta Connection, United Express

 

Indianapolis International Airport

 

City: Indianapolis, Indiana

Closest bases: Grissom, Camp Atterbury, NSWC Crane Division

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, American Airlines, Southwest, Delta, United Express, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Frontier, United

 

Jacksonville International Airport

 

City: Jacksonville, Florida

Closest bases: Camp Blanding, NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport, Blount Island Command

Airlines Serving the Airport: Delta, Allegiant, American, Southwest, JetBlue, American Eagle, United, Frontier, United Express, Spirit

 

McCarran International Airport

 

City: Las Vegas, Nevada

Closest bases: Nellis AFB,  Creech AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, California Pacific, American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Southwest, Delta Connection, Sun Country, Spirit

 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

 

City: Los Angeles, California

Closest bases: Los Angeles AFB, NAS Point Mugu, Naval CBC Port Hueneme, NWS Seal Beach, Los Alamitos Joint Forces, Camp Haan

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, American Airlines, United, Delta, Allegiant, American Eagle, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, Hawaiian, United Express

 

General Mitchell International Airport

 

City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Closest bases: Fort McCoy

Airlines Serving the Airport: American, Delta, United, Southwest, American Eagle, Allegiant, United, Delta Connection, United Express, Alaska

 

Nashville International Airport

 

City: Nashville, Tennessee

Closest bases: Arnold AFB, Milan

Airlines Serving the Airport: Allegiant, Frontier, Delta, JetBlue, American, Boutique, Sun Country, Alaska, American Eagle, Delta Connection

 

Newark Liberty International Airport

 

City: Newark, New Jersey

Closest bases: Fort Hamilton, West Point

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, American, United Express, JetBlue, Delta, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Spirit, Southwest, United

 

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

 

City: Queens, New York

Closest bases: Fort Hamilton, West Point

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Airlines, Alaska, Delta, American Eagle, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Sun Country

 

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

 

City: Newport News, Virginia

Closest bases: Langley AFB, NWS Yorktown, Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk, NSA Norfolk, NAB Little Creek, NAS Oceana

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, Delta, Delta Connection

 

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

 

City: Panama City, Florida

Closest bases: Tyndall AFB, NSA Panama City, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, NAS Pensacola

Airlines Serving the Airport: American Eagle, Delta, Southwest, United Express

 

Norfolk International Airport

 

City: Norfolk, Virginia

Closest bases: Langley AFB, NWS Yorktown, Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe, NS Norfolk, NSA Norfolk, NAB Little Creek, NAS Oceana

Airlines Serving the Airport: Allegiant, United Express, Southwest, American, Delta, Frontier, Delta Connection

 

Ontario International Airport

 

City: Ontario, California

Closest base: Camp Haan

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, American, United Express, American Eagle, Southwest, Delta, JetBlue, Delta Connection, Frontier

 

John Wayne Airport

 

City: Orange County, California

Closest base: Camp Pendleton

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, Delta, American, United, Delta Connection, United Express, Frontier Southwest

 

Orlando International Airport

 

City: Orlando, Florida

Closest bases: Naval Air Warfare Center, Patrick AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Delta Connection, Southwest, Sun Country, United

 

Palm Springs International Airport

 

City: Palm Springs, California

Closest base: Twentynine Palms 

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, Allegiant, Frontier, United, Delta, United Express, Sun Country, JetBlue

 

Pensacola International Airport

 

City: Pensacola, Florida

Closest bases: Training Center Cory, NAS Pensacola

Airlines Serving the Airport: American, Silver, United Express, Delta, American Eagle, Frontier, Southwest

 

Philadelphia International Airport

 

City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Closest base: NSA Philadelphia

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, American, JetBlue, United, Spirit, United Express, American Eagle, Delta, Frontier, Delta Connection, Southwest

 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

 

City: Phoenix , Arizona

Closest base: Luke Air Force Base

Airlines Serving the Airport: American, Delta, American Eagle, Boutique, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Delta Connection, Hawaiian

 

John Glenn Columbus International Airport

 

City: Columbus, Ohio

Closest bases: Wright-Patterson AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, Frontier, United Express, American, United, Delta, American Eagle, Spirit, Delta Connection, Southwest

 

Portland International Airport

 

City: Portland, Oregon

Closest bases:  Portland Air National Guard, Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, United Express, American, Boutique, United, American Eagle, Sun Country, Delta, Spirit, Frontier, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Hawaiian

 

Raleigh–Durham International Airport

 

City: Raleigh, North Carolina

Closest bases: Seymour Johnson AFB, Pope AFB, Camp Mackall, Fort Bragg, MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS New River & Camp Lejeune Jacksonville

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, United, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, United Express, American Eagle, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Southwest

 

Richmond International Airport

 

City: Richmond, Virginia

Closest bases: Fort Lee, Fort Pickett

Airlines Serving the Airport: Allegiant, United, American, United Express, Delta, United Express, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Spirit, JetBlue, Southwest

 

San Antonio International Airport

 

City: San Antonio, Texas

Closest bases: Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis, Randolph AFB, Brooks City-Base, Lackland AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: United, Alaska, Allegiant, United Express, American, Southwest, Delta, American Eagle, Southwest, Frontier, Delta Connection

 

San Diego International Airport

 

City: San Diego, California

Closest bases: MCAS Miramar, MCRD San Diego, Point Loma, Naval Base Coronado,  NS San Diego, Naval Air Facility El Centro

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, United, Allegiant, United Express, American, JetBlue, Sun Country, Spirit, Southwest, American Eagle, Delta, Hawaiian, Frontier, Delta Connection

 

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

 

City: San Francisco, California

Closest bases: ISC Alameda, Camp Parks, TRACEN Petaluma, Travis AFB, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, San Joaquin Depot

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, Southwest, JetBlue, United Express, Sun Country, Delta Connection

 

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

 

City: Savannah, Georgia

Closest bases: Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska American, Delta, United, Southwest, United Express, Sun Country, JetBlue, Frontier, Delta Connection

 

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

 

City: Seattle, Washington

Closest bases: NAS Whidbey Island, NS Everett, Kitsap, McChord AFB, Fort Lewis, Yakima Training Center

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, United, American, Delta, American Eagle, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Hawaiian, Southwest, United Express, Frontier

 

St. Louis Lambert International Airport

 

City: St. Louis, Missouri

Closest bases: Fort Leonard Wood

Airlines Serving the Airport: Air Choice One, Alaska, American, United, Sun Country, American Eagle, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Delta Connection, United Express

 

Tampa International Airport

 

City: Tampa, Florida

Closest bases:  Air Station Clearwater, MacDill AFB

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, Delta, American, United, Contour, Frontier, American Eagle, JetBlue, Spirit, Southwest, United Express, Silver, Southern Airways Express, Delta Connection, Sun Country

 

Washington Dulles International Airport

 

City: Dulles, Virginia

Closest bases: Marine Safety Center, National Response Center, The Pentagon, Navy Yard, Fort McNair, Coast Guard Headquarters, Bolling AFB, Walter Reed

Airlines Serving the Airport: American, Delta, Alaska, United, Southwest, United Express, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Frontier, JetBlue

 

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

 

City: Arlington, Virginia

Closest bases: Marine Safety Center, National Response Center, The Pentagon, Navy Yard, Fort McNair, Coast Guard Headquarters, Bolling AFB, Walter Reed

Airlines Serving the Airport: Alaska, United, American, United Express, Delta, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier