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Old Feb 17, 12, 1:02 pm   #1
 
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Veterans Advantage? hoax?

Just heard about a club called discount advantage for military. Supposedly Delta give a discount if you subscribe to this organization. It is for all active, retired and those who served. The cost is about $5/month. Is this a scam? I have tried to look it up elsewhere and the few reports I found makes me think it is not worth the money.
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Old Feb 17, 12, 1:53 pm   #2
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Never heard of it, but I don't see Delta on the list:

http://www.veteransadvantage.com/cms...-entertainment
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Old Feb 17, 12, 3:08 pm   #3
 
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Never heard of it either... Military fares only apply to active duty et all, so it's either a travel agency or....
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Old Feb 17, 12, 3:16 pm   #4
 
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It is part of a large travel agency. There is Travelers Advantage, Military Advantage, Student Advantage, etc. They have negotiated airfare discounts (not military fares), rental car discounts, and hotel discounts. I used Travelers Advantage back in the mid to late 90's and was generally happy with them. However, airfares were a lot higher then and the discounts were 10% back then.

Now, I'm not sure that I would use them -- it's probably not worth all the hassle of mailing in receipts to get discounts, etc.
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Old Feb 17, 12, 3:16 pm   #5
 
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It's not a hoax. I have it and have used it many times for 5% off Continental Tickets. I didn't think Delta was a partner.

There is no voucher or form. All you have to do is enter in your unique travel id in the promotion field and it takes 5% off.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:42 am   #6
 
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Very interesting. I'm gonna have to look into this. Thanks for the info.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 8:22 am   #7
 
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It's not a hoax. I have it and have used it many times for 5% off Continental Tickets. I didn't think Delta was a partner.

There is no voucher or form. All you have to do is enter in your unique travel id in the promotion field and it takes 5% off.
Absolutely correct. I used it when I flew Continental (when they were still Skyteam) and all I did was enter my code. I stopped though because the rental car discounts aren't that great and other than a very nice Boston Market discount (present your card at register and they take 20% off) the overall value isn't really there for me anymore. The benefits never really improve - its been the same thing in their email spam forever now. Dell discount. Apple discount (on select stuff). And Continental - never any other airlines in the 5 years that I had it. So I let my membership lapse. But it IS real - not hoax.

Only other minor gripe was that apparently anybody can sign up. They never asked to see my DD214. So in theory if you want to pretend you are a vet and sign up, you can.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 9:12 am   #8
 
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I use this 5% discount all the time on Co tickets. Well I did at least until United destroyed Continental, so I doubt if the discount is still possible.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 5:24 pm   #9
 
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Thanks to Veterans Advantage members who have posted additional background to correct misinformation that was posted earlier. We are a national membership program, offering special benefits to Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard and Reserve and their families, and have been doing this for over 10 years. We are not affiliated with other programs using the “Advantage” name, as suggested in an earlier post. Our partnership direct with Continental Airlines dates back to 2004, and you can see more about that on continental.com. Discounts on United flights are now included. Learn more about our program, including all our other discounts and benefits for our members, at www.veteransadvantage.com.
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The new home for this thread is now the TravelBuzz! forum, as this topic is not specific to Delta Air Lines or the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program.

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Old May 18, 13, 11:24 pm   #11
 
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Thanks to Veterans Advantage members who have posted additional background to correct misinformation that was posted earlier. We are a national membership program, offering special benefits to Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard and Reserve and their families, and have been doing this for over 10 years. We are not affiliated with other programs using the “Advantage” name, as suggested in an earlier post. Our partnership direct with Continental Airlines dates back to 2004, and you can see more about that on continental.com. Discounts on United flights are now included. Learn more about our program, including all our other discounts and benefits for our members, at www.veteransadvantage.com.
How does the companion ticket discount work?
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