AARP officially extends British Airways flight discount through March 31 2017

AARP has long offered a discount for certain flights booked through British Airways.  The discounts are available on British Airways and British Airways codeshare services operated by American Airlines and on British Airways codeshare services operated by Iberia only.

The discounts are as follows:

  • Save $65 on World Traveller (economy)
  • Save $130 on World Traveller Plus (premium economy)
  • Save $400 on Club World (business class) and First Class tickets.

AARP British Airways Discount

Full details about the AARP discount can be found in this post: : How to save big on international British Airways, AA, and Iberia flights.

Anyway, until this weekend, the terms of the offer stated that outbound travel must begin by March 31, 2016.  They have now updated the terms to say “valid for outbound travel through March 31, 2017”.

Here are the full, current, terms:

The exclusive discounts as indicated on this offer page are available online to AARP members only via the dedicated link on this page when booking a round-trip through fare (round-trip flights with connection to final destination, separate tickets do not qualify for discount) from select US gateways to UK and beyond. Customer must be an AARP member or must travel with an AARP member to be eligible for this exclusive offer. The exclusive discounts are based on round-trip purchase off any published retail World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (Premium economy), Club World (business class) or First fares on ba.com via exclusive link, valid for outbound travel through March 31, 2017 on British Airways and British Airways codeshare services operated by American Airlines and on British Airways codeshare services operated by Iberia only. American Airlines and American Eagle flights with a BA flight numbers that connect to BA operated, AA operated with BA flight numbers and IB operated with BA flight numbers transatlantic flights are permitted. Additional restrictions may apply.

Keep in mind that there is no requirement to actually be old in order to join AARP.

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James

Thanks for the update! That’s awesome news.
I just joined this week (@32yo) and bought 5 tickets for my family to Spain on lie flat beds from ORD. Total out of pocket was just $1700 after spending Avios (that I’ll earn back).

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So if I am booking flights for 2 will I need two AARP numbers or one to get the discount?

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I wonder if you can use the BA companion pass for a second ticket if your on BA.

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Lynn

I booked a ticket for travel in April of while the fare sale was going on a few days ago, but the discount hadn’t been extended then. Do you think I could claim an additional discount?

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