There are a lot of reasons which make citizens to avoid long airline routes. The reasons cannot be changed but some steps can be taken to make them comfortable. Try to book direct flights to India rather than connecting flights; it will reduce travel time.
Senior Citizen Discounts: As direct flights can be a little bit costly but it can be a better option for senior citizens. For direct flights to India skip the full price and start checking for flight discounts on airfare. Some of the airlines provide discounts for senior citizens on air-tickets; so try to get benefit from it. Here are the airlines offering discounts on airfare:
If you are an AARP (American Association of Retired Person) then you can get senior citizen discount if you are 55 or above. Book by 31st Jan 2019 and get $65* off on economy class and $200*off on business class.
This airline provides exclusive discounts on air-tickets for senior citizens of 65 and above. Discounts are available within the operating country as well as on international flights. Discount offered is 50%* off on the base fare.
For senior citizens of 65 years and above, 15%* discount off on the base fare is offered by them.
They provide 15%* off on the base price for seniors of 60 and above. Photo ID is mandatory while traveling.
The offer is applicable for those who are of age 65 or over. Different offers are available for citizens depending on domestic and international flights.
Since senior discounts for each airline have different rules and age restrictions. Delta airlines provide senior offer occasionally and US airlines offer no senior discounts. While United Airlines offer discounts for seniors on some specific routes.
Where Senior Citizens Should Travel in India:-
Here are some of the hassle-free spots for senior citizens where they can reach easily.
Kerala is connected to major cities via airport, railway, and roadways so you can each here easily without any hassle.
Climate: Maritime tropical climate (20⁰C to 35⁰C).
Cuisines: Chicken Fry, Dosa Ghee Roast, Beef Fry and Malabar Biryani.
Connected with three airports: Jodhpur Airport, Jaipur International Airport, and Udaipur Airport. Also, you can reach here via roadways and railways.
Climate: Tropical dessert climate (daytime: 49⁰C, night temperature: 10⁰C).
Cuisines: Dal Bati Churma, Laal Maas,Gatte ki Khichdi, and Rajasthani Kadi.
Connected to Goa International Airport, railway lines as well as national Highways.
Climate: Tropical monsoon climate (around 18⁰C).
Cuisines: Sea Food, Bebinca, Chicken Cafreal, and Sanna.
Close to Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport at Amritsar. Amritsar can be reached via roadways as well as railways.
Climate: Semiarid Climate (-2⁰C to 50⁰C).
Cuisines: Amritsari Saag, Amritsari Kulcha, Tandoori Murg and Guru ka Langar.