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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

20% Discount For Booking Online Flights For Senior Citizens And Persons With Disability (PWD)

Senior citizens are granted several benefits and privileges.   A newly approved discount was realized by Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). The approved 20% discount for Senior Citizens and PWDs or Person With Disabilities are for all the online flight bookings.  To avail the discount, the airline company has the right to verify the provided identification by the subject. The new resolution will be transpired to all the airline.   Whoever will be found submitting unscrupulous identification will get a revoked discount. What are the other 20% discounts for Senior Citizens?       Medical-related privileges     Domestic transportation privileges     Hotels, restaurants, recreational centers, and places of leisure, and funeral services     Recreations centers     Admission fees privilege     Funeral and burial services  Other privileges      Income tax exemption     Exemption from training fees     Free medical and dental services in government facilities     Free vaccinations for indigent senior citizens     Educational privileges     Benefits and privileges for retirees     Privileges on granting special discounts in special programs     Express lanes privileges What are the other services with  20% discounts for PWDs?     1.Lodging Establishments –  2.Restaurants  3. Recreation Centers  4. Purchase of Medicines and Foods for Special Medical Purposes    5. Medical and Dental Services, Diagnostic and Laboratory Fees and Professional Fees of Attending Doctors  6. Domestic Air and Sea Travel  7. Land Transportation Travel  7. Funeral and Burial Services for the Death of a Person with Disability
Senior citizens and Persons with disabilities (PWDs) have always enjoyed several benefits and privileges as provided by Philippine laws. One of the most important benefit is the 20% discount on medical and transportation costs among others.

Now that more and more transactions are becoming online, different private and public agencies are adapting to the system. A newly approved resolution by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) orders airlines to comply with the law, providing 20% discounts for Senior Citizens and PWDs for all online flight bookings. 


The discount will be applied upon booking and payment. The individual availing the discount must present his or her Senior Citizen or PWD identification at the check-in counter. The airline company has the right to verify the provided identification by the subject. The discount may be revoked if the passenger fails to present his or her identification. Using forged documentation to avail discounts is punishable by law.


What are the other 20% discounts for Senior Citizens?
  1. Medical-related privileges
  2. Domestic transportation privileges
  3. Hotels, restaurants, recreational centers, and places of leisure
  4. Recreations centers
  5. Admission fees privilege
  6. Funeral and burial services
Other privileges
  1. Income tax exemption
  2. Exemption from training fees
  3. Free medical and dental services in government facilities
  4. Free vaccinations for indigent senior citizens
  5. Educational privileges
  6. Benefits and privileges for retirees
  7. Privileges on granting special discounts in special programs
  8. Express lanes privileges


 What are the other services with  20% discounts for PWDs?

  1. Lodging Establishments
  2. Restaurants
  3. Recreation Centers
  4. Purchase of Medicines and Foods for Special Medical Purposes 
  5. Medical and Dental Services, Diagnostic and Laboratory Fees and Professional Fees of Attending Doctors
  6. Domestic Air and Sea Travel
  7. Land Transportation Travel
  8. Funeral and Burial Services for the Death of a Person with Disability





Recent census data showed that there are about 7 million individuals aged 60 years old and over – comprising 6.8% of our population. PWD's comprise about 1.5% of the country, around 1,450,000 individuals.




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