Nobody likes to pay full price for anything and this is especially true when it comes to airfares, where certain flights can skyrocket into thousands of dollars. When flying with American Airlines, aim to score a discounted fare by knowing all your options before booking a flight. From students to military personnel, this airline provides ways for almost every traveler to save money on their airfares.

Military Discounts

If you work in the military, American Airlines offers discounts on fares for certain routes. Discounted fares may also be booked by government workers. Although no particular routes are mentioned on the airline's website, passengers can call customer service to inquire about whether discounts are available on particular flights and book them over the phone.

College Student Discounts

College student travel deals are offered by American Airlines and extra discounts are given for on-land components of vacation packages. To apply for a college student discount, select your participating university from the drop-down list presented on screen when booking your vacation.

Group Discounts

Look into getting cheaper flights with American Airlines by booking your airfare as part of a group. These discounts are offered to groups of 10 or more passengers taking the same flight. To get the reduced fares, contact American Airlines using the Group Travel Request Form. Here, you can request a quote and have it sent to you via email, post or have a customer service representative call you back.

Travel Website Discounts

If you have time before booking your flight, shop around for cheaper American Airlines airfares. Websites such as and offer discounted flights sometimes cheaper than what the actual airline advertises. Another website to look into is – this site allows users to name the price of their airfares.

Net SAAvers Discounts

Consider signing up for American Airline's regular emails for Net SAAvers Discounts. This program gives you all the latest deals by the airline, from last minute packages to vacation deals. In order to receive this newsletter, sign up for the AAdvantage program and select the option of receiving these electronic updates.

Things You Will Need
  • Internet access

  • Identification, such as military or government ID

  • College ID


When interested in group discounts, make sure to contact American Airlines with a couple of weeks to spare to ensure all paperwork is finalized before your desired flight dates.

Look for last-minute deals on the American Airlines website for further discounts.