Summer has arrived and you know what that means - it’s time for vacation! If you’re like most of us, you’re looking for ways to cut costs and save on your vacation. If you are active duty military member, there is an abundance of military vacation deals you may not already know about. If you’re looking to get lost in a new city, camp in the woods, relax by the beach, or feel the thrills of an amusement park, your military ID can help you do it without breaking the bank.
Lincoln Military Housing discusses active duty military vacation deals - from finding affordable airfare to booking military vacation resorts - for you to make the most of your time off. Read below for the best discounts and deals, and take our military vacation quiz to find your ideal travel destination!
Military Vacation Resorts & Hotel Deals[Back to Top]
One of the first steps in planning a vacation is finding accommodations. While most hotels chains offer military vacation deals, some programs for hotels and military vacation resorts stand out above the rest.
Military Airline Deals[Back to Top]
Most airlines do not generally advertise their military rates, but provide discounted prices to military members who book over the phone. These discounted rates typically apply to dependents as well, and sometimes for veterans.
- Alaska Airlines offers 5 free checked bags for Active Duty. The discount applies to military dependents when they are on travel orders. During personal travel, active duty military members can enjoy priority boarding along with 15% off of in-flight food.
- Allegiant Airlines offers Active Duty personnel up to 3 free checked bags through their Allegiant Honors program, along with no charge for oversized checked baggage, 1 free pet in the cabin, and priority boarding for active military members.
- American Airlines lets military families check up to three bags for free and offers discounts on plane tickets, which vary by city. Service members, veteran, and military families can call to check for discounts 1 (800) 433-7300.
- Delta Airlines offers special rates for military. Contact the reservations department.
- Hawaiian Airlines has offers 2 complimentary bags for active duty military passengers during personal travel.
- JetBlue offers free checked baggage and a 5% discount off of base fares for both active duty military and veterans.
- United Airlines thanks U.S. military veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve members, and their families with Veterans Advantage®. Members get up to a 5 percent discount on tickets for United and United Express® operated flights purchased on united.com.
- Southwest Airlines has a reputation for taking care of military members. While there is no set military discount online, calling in to book often allows you to utilize their military deals. For domestic travel, call the hotline at 1 (800) I-FLY-SWA to confirm any deals and discounts.
Military Cruise Deals[Back to Top]
Cruises are great options for both active and retired military members and their families. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive vacation on a cruise ship, we’ve highlighted some of the top military cruise deals.
Military Rental Car Deals[Back to Top]
While all rental car companies offer varying military discounts, Hertz has the most generous deal for military members and their families.
Military Camping Deals[Back to Top]
If you and your family are looking to connect with nature, there are several military vacation deals for both active and retired military members and their families. Here are some of our favorites:
Amusement Park Discounts for Military[Back to Top]
If you’re in it for the thrills and are looking to visit a theme park, there are several amusement park discounts for military members and their families.
- Military/DOD Appreciation Days where members can get tickets for as low as $30 (including parking)!
Your Ideal Military Vacation Quiz[Back to Top]
Now that you know of all the amazing military vacation deals available to you, it’s time to figure out just how to use them. Take our vacation planning quiz to determine your ideal trip, and get ready for the best trip of your life!