For many people, a boarding pass is nothing more than a piece of paper that allows them to get through airport security, onto a plane and on with their vacation or business trip. Oftentimes, after passengers have made it on board, their boarding passes are shoved into a carry-on bag and forgotten. If you subscribe to this pattern, you may be throwing away some potential savings!
Many airlines partner with local restaurants, attractions, transportation services, etc. and offer discounts by simply showing a boarding pass. Here’s a list of a few of those airlines and what discounts they offer.
Singapore Airlines offers discounts on a variety of services and products, including shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and car rentals. By simply showing your boarding pass (up to one month after the date of travel), discounts can be found not only in Singapore but also Hong Kong, the Maldives, and Australia.
If you’d like some discounts on drinks, high-end restaurants, theater tickets, transportation and even cell phones, don’t throw out your Korean Air boarding pass. You’ll have seven days from the date of travel to use the discounts when flying into South Korea. If you’re departing South Korea, you’ll have anywhere from 10 to 20 days to use discounts throughout the world. Some of the specific attractions offering the discounts are the Singapore Zoo and Madame Tussauds wax museum in Sydney, Australia.
If you’re into the more extreme attractions like bungee jumping, the boarding pass discounts offered through Air Asia definitely make holding onto your paperwork worth the effort! You can get discounts on bungee jumping off the Macau Tower in Hong Kong and a plethora of additional discounts throughout Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Snow Skiing Discounts
Skiing is one of the biggest discountable activities offered through airlines. It’s simply a matter of checking with your specific carrier. In fact, a simpler method might be to check with an actual ski resort, such as Squaw Valley, who actually offers discounted skiing when you show a boarding pass from virtually any commercial airline that flies into the area.
The important thing to remember is to do a little research on your airline’s perks before you toss out your boarding pass. You never know what you’ll be able to save on!