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August 25, 2006


Senior Special Section: Last week we began our annual review of airline discounts available to seniors and how to locate the best rate. To read last week's newsletter, click here. This week we have highlighted the senior discounts by major carriers traveling to and from the US.

SeniorDiscounts News: SeniorDiscounts now has low cost vision, dental and other medical services. These services are now available to you. For more information, click here.

Thousands of business locations now offer exclusive discounts for members of the SeniorDiscounts Card. For more information on becoming a member of the SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We highlight SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on pet medication, jewelery and lodging.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge and Weekly Newsletter Challenge every week. Do you know what the longest Suspension Bridge in the United States is? Find out below.

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Georgia, from Union City, CA tells us that Baldie's Restaurant provides a 10% discount on meals after 2:00 PM to customers 60 and older.

Ira, in Brooklyn, NY informs us that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers $5.00 off the annual membership for people 65 and older.

G. Crum, of Pittsburgh, PA has mentioned that Duquesne Incline offers free rides every day and free parking at the lower parking deck to guests 65 years of age and older.

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Newsletter Topics
Every week we try and bring you useful information about certain types of businesses that offer senior discounts. We'd like to know what you're interested in or would like to hear about in future newsletters. Please e-mail us with any ideas or topics you would like us to research and bring to you.
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Airline Discounts Part 2

In our last newsletter, we discussed how to search for senior discounts when booking a flight and how to locate the best available price. This week we have provided a list of senior discounts offered by various carriers that operate to and from the US. For a complete listing of these discounts, the airline's contact information and restrictions, visit the SeniorDiscounts web site and search for airlines. Click here.

Air Jamaica (60+)
When available, senior fares are 10 percent lower than adult fares and a senior discount is also available to the senior's traveling companion, 18 years and older. The senior and companion passengers must travel together. Special promotional fares may be excluded from this offer.

ATA Airlines (65+)
ATA offers senior discounted fares on select markets and dates. Fares lower than the senior fares may be available, but ATA reservations associates will ensure the customer gets the lowest fare.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (65+)
At times, Alaska Air may offer senior fares in some markets to seniors. The senior fares are not available on the Alaska Air's web site. One must call the reservations line for further information.

American Airlines/American Eagle (65+)
American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection offer senior fares in some domestic markets. For further information, please call American Airlines reservations.

Austrian Airlines (62+)
Austrian Airlines provides senior discounts on select flights. Discount amount and availability depend on time of travel and booking. One must book by calling the reservations department.

Cathay Pacific Airlines (55+)
Cathay Pacific provides Worry Free Fares that are specially priced for travelers 55 and older and their traveling companions. These fares provide the flexibility to change travel dates at any time free of charge and they guarantee a 100% refund should you decide to cancel prior to departure. Some restrictions apply.

Continental Airlines (65+)
Continental offers senior fares to select travel destinations. For more details and to make a reservation contact the reservations department. One can also book online by selecting the seniors (age 65 and older) category. Seniors and their spouses can also purchase lifetime memberships to the Continental Presidents Club at discounted rates and with no initiation fees (normally $50).

Delta (62+)
Delta Shuttle offers senior fares on some of its East Coast routes. The amount of the discount varies. Senior rates are available any time Saturday and Sunday, and from 10:30AM to 2:30PM or from 7:30PM to 9:30PM during the week. No advance reservations are required. To book senior fares with Delta Shuttle, you must call their toll free number 800-221-1212 and advise the agent that your are requesting rates with the senior fare.

Hawaiian Air (60+)
Hawaiian Airlines offers senior fares through its reservations department. The senior discount can be up to 10% off select published fares. Web fares are sometimes lower than senior fares and senior discounts may not be applied to web fares.

Lufthansa Airlines (62+)
Lufthansa offers discounts on select flights. The discount amount and availability depend on time of flights and booking. The senior discount is not available online and must be booked through the Lufthansa reservations office.

Southwest Airlines (65+)
Southwest Airlines offers special Senior Fares. Travelers 65 years of age or over may obtain details on fares, limitations, and any restrictions from a Southwest Airlines Reservations Sales Agent or a travel agent. Fares are subject to change until tickets are purchased, but Senior Fare tickets are fully refundable. The maximum ticket price is typically $129 plus tax each way.

United Airlines (55+)
Join United's Silver Wings Plus program starting from $25 per year with access to discounted air fares starting at $169 for round trip flights. For more information, visit the web site or call the toll free number.

US Airways (65+)
In select markets, special fares may be available for seniors. If the flight itinerary qualifies for a senior discount, the senior discount will be applied automatically to the displayed fare price.

Virgin Atlantic (60+)
Virgin Atlantic can't process a senior discount online at this time but some discounts may be available on certain routes and fare types. One must contact the reservation department by phone.

  This week, we bring you some of the discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program. The following discounts and over 130,000 more can be found at Included in each listing is the phone number, address, map of the location and more. Remember - we add more discounts every week.  

Do you know of a senior discount that we don't? Tell us and you could win a free on year subscription to our Card program.
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  SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 5% discount on all orders from 1-800-PedMeds. Enter the code SENIORDISCOUNTS when purchasing online or ordering by phone.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
 is an online jewelry store featuring a collection of jewelry for men, women and children at everyday low prices. They provide a wide selection of affordable fine jewelry and great customer service. SeniorDiscounts Card Members and their families can save 10% on all jewelry purchases made at

Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Online Retail category.
  Large-Print Publishing CO
  Large-Print Publishing CO has crosswords and other products in large print for easier reading. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount on all orders. Call for details and nationwide shipping.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Local Services category in West Springfield, MA.
  Mill Creek Cabin Rentals - Tennessee
  Mill Creek Cabin Rentals has luxury cabins for 2-16 guests at great prices. Mountain Views are beautiful and the cabins are close to the arts and crafts community, Dollywood and the dinner shows and outlet malls. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 50% discount on stays of 3 or more nights.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category in Pigeon Forge, TN.
  Executive Golf Vacation Homes - Florida
  SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount on any weekly rental rate. Ridgewood Lakes' homes are located in a gated golfing community just 9 miles from Disney World. Economical homes are also available in a non-gated golfing community just 5 miles from Disney. Please call for details.
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category in Davenport, FL.
  Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care that matches your needs at View maps and online tours or get driving directions. Check out their new, easier search, click here.

Find elder care at This free referral service helps you find everything from Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses. Click Here.

Add a Discount Challenge

Each week in this newsletter we announce a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge. Let your fellow senior discounters know about any new discounts you find and keep those discounts coming.

We are looking for any and all NEW Senior Discounts. This means discounts that we don't already have on our web site. Ask at your favorite place of business and find out if it offers a senior discount. If it does, simply submit it on our web site. Click here.

You can also tell us about businesses you think would be interested in offering a senior discount. Provide us with the businesses' information and we will contact that business and invite it to offer a senior discount. The more discounts you enter, the better your chances of winning. Click here.

As always, we greatly appreciate your participation in adding value to our service.

Our winner this week, Georgia Gruver of Union City, CA will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Georgia, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary SeniorDiscounts Card Membership with included SeniorDiscounts Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
What is the smallest and largest official dog breed?

To answer: Click Here and tell us your answer to the Weekly Challenge. Good luck.

Last Week's Challenge Question:
What is the longest Suspension Bridge in the United States?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the United States, with a main span of 4,260 ft (1,298 m).

Our winner this week, Joleen Claycamp of Fort Worth, TX will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Joleen, please e-mail us at: to claim your prize.

Corrections Challenge

We can always use help keeping our database of discounts current and our web site free of errors. If you find a discount that is not correct, no longer valid, or an error on our web site, let us know and we will send you a gift. Just e-mail us at: with the mistake you have found and please include a correction if applicable. We appreciate your help.


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The Longest Suspension Bridges in the World:

1. Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Kobe-Naruto Route, Japan-6,529 ft
2. Great Belt Bridge, Halsskov-Sprogø, Denmark-5,328 ft
3. Runyang Bridge, Yangtze River, China-4,888 ft
4. Humber Bridge, United Kingdom-4,626 ft
5. Jiangyin Suspension Bridge, Yangtze River, China-4,543 ft
6. Tsing Ma Bridge, Lantau Island, Hong Kong-4,518 ft
7. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, New York City, USA-4,260 ft
8. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, USA-4,200 ft
9. Högakustenbron High Coast Bridge, Ångermanälven, Sweden-3,970 ft
10. Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw City, Michigan USA-3,800 ft
11. Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge, Kojima-Sakaide Route, Japan-3,609 ft
12. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Second Bosporus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey-3,576 ft
13. Bogaziçi First Bosporus Bridge ft Istanbul, Turkey-3,524 ft
14. George Washington Bridge, New York, NY, USA-3,500 ft


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