Discounts: Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines

Does Alaska Airlines offer a military discount?

Offer Details

Book military fares

We offer special military fares to active duty military and their dependents in some markets. These fares apply to service members traveling on an official excused absence, and those discharged from active duty military service in any one of the US military agencies.

Receive a Veterans Advantage discount

We offer a discount on our flights for members of Veterans Advantage. If you’re already a member, sign into your VetRewards to redeem your discount. If you’re not yet a member, enroll today to start saving on Alaska Airlines flights.

Visit an Alaska Lounge

Day passes are complimentary for U.S. military personnel traveling in uniform and ticketed to fly on an Alaska flight departing within 3 hours. All other Active Duty military personnel with a valid ID may purchase a day pass at the discounted rate of $30.

Save on snack attacks

Did you know that all members of the military and their families get a 15% discount on food purchased during a flight with us? Just show your military ID to our flight attendant, and then prepare to snack.

Check 5 bags for free

For active duty US military personnel, and military dependents with travel orders, we’ll check your first 5 bags for free.

Get onboard early

When it's time fly, listen closely to the announcements at the gate. Our gate agent will offer active members of the military the opportunity to board the flight early. Stow your bags and settle into your seat to relax before the most guests.

Fly with four-legged friends

Trained service animals travel for free with proper documentation. We also offer active military members and their dependents a pet shipping discount on Alaska Air Cargo. In order to qualify for the cargo discount, you must:

  • Present a common access card (military I.D.), indicating Uniformed Services, at the time of payment and at the airport. No photocopies will be accepted.
  • Provide military orders indicating Permanent Change of Station (PCS) at the time of acceptance within 60 days of report date. Orders must be reviewed at the time of tender. If no orders are provided, or are outside the date range, the full AVI rate will be charged.
  • Please note: Discount pricing is only applicable to pets traveling as cargo for shipments directly related to moving on official orders. The discount does not apply to commercial shipments (e.g. breeder) or personal moves.

We researched this on February 13, 2023.

Discount Amount

15% off

General FAQs

If you’re active duty or retired military you may be eligible for discounts at many restaurants, businesses, and local establishments. 

This includes all five branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marine corps. Often the National Guard and Reserves are also included.

Often documentation is required to prove involvement with military and other government organizations. 

To present your proof of active duty or veteran status make sure you have at least one of the following documents. 

  • Military ID card (Active and expired ID card)
  • State-issued ID that lists veteran status (i.e., a driver’s license)
  • Form DD 214 (Dept. of Defense discharge papers)

No. Most of the time the military member is required to apply for the discount for themselves and/or family.

Normally military discounts are reserved for the military member. Occasionally, depending on discount policy, immediate family members may also use it. 


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