Joe and I have already written about why you shouldn’t throw out your boarding pass, and hopefully you’ve been heeding that advice. But now we have another reason why you shouldn’t toss it as soon as possible – your boarding pass can potentially get you discounts and even free stuff! Take a look…
Make sure to check the fine print of all of these, especially in terms of requirements and expiration dates.
If you keep your boarding pass, Alaska Airlines has 12 places (in Alaska, California, Canada, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Oregon) where you can ski for free! Dates, etc., vary by location. Click here for more info.
You also can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting when you visit any of the 300 participating tasting rooms in Oregon by showing your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan membership (here’s how to sign up for that – it’s free!) and in-bound boarding pass (paper or digital).
Alitalia has all kinds of special discounts for events, shows and concerts. The offers vary seasonally and are periodically (*cough* but not often enough *cough*) updated on the airline’s website. Click here to see what they’ll offer next, when they update the site.
Asiana Airlines has the Magic Boarding pass program, which offers passengers discounts on tours, transportation, hotels, restaurants, shopping, theater and attractions around the world for up to a month after a flight. Click here for more info.
If you show your British Airways boarding pass. you can potentially enjoy a free gift, shopping discounts, and a special rate for afternoon tea. Go to this page of BA’s website for more info.
If you’ve just landed in Dubai, keep your boarding pass because it can get you substantial discounts on sightseeing tours, theme park tickets, fine dining restaurants, spa experiences and retail outlets. Click here for more info.
Your Etihad boarding pass can get you some nice discounts in Abu Dhabi. In fact, if you take advantage of everything they have to offer, you could save up to $800. Click here to see what they’re currently offering.
If you present your Garuda Indonesia boarding pass at participating outlets, they have a bunch of exclusive deals you can enjoy. It’s valid for 7 days from the date of travel. You can get discounts off hotels, restaurants, spa treatments and lots more. Check out this page of the airline’s website for more info.
As a Korean Air passenger, your boarding pass is also a key to some great discounts. From ground transportation to fine dining to the ballet, you are privy to exclusive offers from their partners. Go to this page of Korean Air’s website for details.
Singapore Airlines or SilkAir
If you keep your Singapore Airlines or SilkAir boarding pass, you can find discounts on accommodations, attractions, beauty & wellness, food & beverage, retail & lifestyle, transportation, WiFi, etc., within a month of your flight. Click here for more info.
Thai Airways offers a few discounts here and there. Not a whole lot, though. Check out this page for details.
If you have a connecting international flight in Istanbul with a layover between 6-24 hours, you can get a free tour of the city. Click here for more info.
And it’s not just planes!
Other transportation outlets offer discounts, too. Like these:
Amtrak customers who ride the Pacific Surfliner can get discounts to Disneyland! Depending on the DL ticket you get, you can save upwards of nearly $20.
Amtrak has been offering this discount for a while. In fact, we wrote about it almost 2 years ago. It’s nice to know it’s still an option. This link goes to Amtrak’s website about the discount.
Keep your Eurostar boarding pass because it can give you some great 2-for-1 discounts at several museums in Paris, Brussels and Lille. Click here for more info.
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