We want to make sure people of all ages can enjoy traveling. So, we’ve gathered all our best tips, tricks and advice for traveling as a senior.
Planning your trip
While we don’t offer senior discounts for all flights, we do for some. To find out if you can get a senior discount on your trip, select “Senior 65+” as the traveler when booking your tickets. All prices shown will include the discount if one is available.
If you need additional assistance at the airport or on the plane, it’s best to let us know right away so we can prepare before you arrive. You can do this when entering your traveler information during booking on our website or app.
At the airport
How you get through the airport depends on the airport you’re at and your needs.
Yes, up to two people can get a gate pass that will allow them to go through security and to the gate without boarding the plane. To get a gate pass they need to:
- Go to the United ticket counter at the airport.
- Ask for a gate pass to escort you to your gate.
Then, they’ll go through security like everyone else.
If a medical emergency occurs during your flight, flight attendants are trained to assess and help. Pilots can also contact medical professionals if needed.
This paid service is available if you’re traveling to, through or from:
- Chicago O’Hare
- Hong Kong
- London Heathrow
- Los Angeles
- New York LaGuardia and Newark
- Paris Charles de Gaulle
- San Francisco
- Tel Aviv
- Washington Dulles