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Get Freebies & Discounts When You Save Your Boarding Pass

Get Freebies & Discounts When You Save Your Boarding Pass
Anya Kartashova

What do you typically do after landing at your destination? I bet you head straight to your accommodations, unpack your bag and toss your boarding pass in the trash bin. Why keep trash around, right? But did you know that your boarding pass isn’t just a plane ticket? It’s also a ticket to saving money on dining, shopping and local attractions. Let’s take a look at which airlines’ boarding pass works as a discount pass in your next destination.

Asiana Airlines

This South Korean airline offers what’s called a Magic Boarding Pass. The pass acts as a discount toward theme park admissions, shopping, dining, transportation and even telecommunication for Asiana Airlines passengers traveling on both domestic and international itineraries. Depending on the partner, the discount is valid for seven days to a month from the date listed on the boarding pass. You can save off admission to Hello Kitty Island, Jeju Shinhwa Theme Park and Lotte World Adventure, and more.



Bring your Alitalia boarding pass along with you (within 10 days of travel) to Rome to get discounts on the Roma PAss, Civic Museum System, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and more. ,  by presenting your Alitalia boarding pass within 10 days of travel. It looks like not all of the seasonal offers for 2019 haven’t been updated yet, but head to the promos page to keep an eye out on updates.


Alaska Airlines

An Alaska Airlines boarding pass opens up the world of powder to those looking to shred for free. Travelers can exchange their boarding pass for a complimentary chairlift pass at a number of ski resorts in the western United States and Canada.

Resorts that participate in the offer include Alyeska Resort, Big White Ski Resort, Mt. Bachelor, Red Lodge Mountain, RED Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Ski Marmot Basin, Snowbasin Resort, Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, Steamboat Ski & Resort, Sun Valley Resort and Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Free ski passes are available on certain days, depending on the resort you want to visit. Some are valid on the day or arrival only, some on departure, and others have different terms, but make sure to check the particulars on this page.


The Dubai-based airline offers its passengers My Emirates Pass. With it, you can save cash at more than 500 venues, including spas, tours, attractions, restaurants and shops. You can get between 15 and 50 percent off certain services by presenting your boarding pass in conjunction with a photo ID. The current promo runs from Jan. 1 to March 31, but keep checking My Emirates Pass page for future offers. The benefits are valid for the boarding pass holder only.

Korean Air

As a Korean Air passenger, make sure to keep your original plane ticket and take advantage of the Excellent Boarding Pass program. You have to fly on an international flight to Korea and use its select partners within seven days of departure date if redeeming offers in Korea or within 10 to 30 days if redeeming offers in other international locations.

Additionally, if South Korea isn’t your final destination and your layover at Incheon International Airport is at least four hours long, you can take advantage of free transit tours of the city. A free guide and a free tour bus will be provided, and you can take in Seoul’s history and culture during your short stop in the city.

Singapore Airlines

Flying with Singapore Airlines or SilkAir? You too qualify for discounts at Changi Airport and experiences in the city within a month of your travel date. With Boarding Pass Privileges, you can save 10% off a flight ticket on the Singapore Flyer, 10% off admission to Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay and 10% off admission to Singapore Zoo, among other attractions. You also can save on wellness, hotels, shopping and dining in both the city and the airport.

It’s also possible to go on an English-speaking free city tour if your layover is at least 5.5 hours long. Choose from Heritage Tour and City Sights Tour—each is 2.5 hours long, which gives you plenty of time to return to the airport and catch your onward flight. Although free city tours are open to all passengers passing through Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir passengers can reserve their spot in advance.



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  1. strickerj

    January 14, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Nothing on Delta, eh? Too bad; I still have all my boarding passes since 1999. 🙂

  2. tenn_ace

    January 14, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Delta?! Lol… the joke of the week 😉

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