I’m an AARP member. I’m 41 years old. I don’t even support the organization’s policy positions. I joined, really, for just one reason: discounts. The biggest and most useful discount is with British Airways.
Here are the discounts. You save $400 on business class tickets.
The discount has been around for awhile, and gets renewed on an annual basis. The current one shows valid for bookings made by October 31.
The terms do say that the discount can be modified or pulled at any time.
Back in April you could buy British Airways business class New York – Paris for under $1000 roundtrip when BA was matching La Compagnie pricing and let you stack both the AARP discount ($400 off) and the British Airways Visa discount (10%).
After that deal the AARP discount seemed to stop working on certain promotional fares.
Last night God Save the Points wrote that the AARP discount was no longer working at all.
And indeed, after validating my AARP membership I receive the following message:
We regret that the special discount offer is currently unavailable.
If this discount is gone (and it could just as easily not been renewed at the end of the month), I will likely let my AARP membership lapse.