Economy Travel | Humanitarian Airfare

Humanitarian Airfare Information

Traveling with or on behalf of a Humanitarian organization? At Economy Travel, we’ve been specializing in international humanitarian flights since 1988, in fact, it is almost 100% of our business. We can help you arrange your flights to destinations around the world, offering special rates only available to those traveling for religious and humanitarian reasons.

What Is Humanitarian Airfare?

Traveling can be expensive; however, there are ways to fly for lower prices. That is where humanitarian airfare can be helpful. Typically, humanitarian airfare is the cheapest and most flexible ticket. Throughout the years, this has been a way for nonprofit organizations to save money on their travel costs. In some cases, humanitarian airfare can save organizations more than a third on the costs of their airfare. There are also added benefits and flexibility that come with humanitarian airfare, which is why travelers should explore this opportunity.

Advantages of Humanitarian Airfare

As a humanitarian traveler, you qualify for our contracted humanitarian airfares. Below are some of the benefits you qualify for when volunteering your time to do great things. Our expertise with humanitarian organizations allows us to provide the low fares and flexible rules you need. We help support charitable work that you do by offering:

  • Low Pricing: Most of the time, our fares are lower than the traditional airfares offered directly at the airline's site or with the large airfare websites. There are times when we are much lower because we do not have advance purchase requirements.
  • Added Flexibility: Those who are traveling using humanitarian airfare are using flexible tickets. This allows everyone to change or cancel their plans if something changes at the last minute, with reduced penalties from airlines, in most cases.
  • Baggage Discounts: There are many cases where humanitarian airfare will allow travelers up to three times the standard amount of luggage before they start to charge for bags. Airlines understand that many travelers who fly using humanitarian airfare are doing charitable work and this requires equipment.
  • Extended Ticketing Times: There are cases where tickets via humanitarian airfare can be held for up to 11 months without commitments. This means that travelers can book early, take advantage of lower prices and avoid penalties.
  • One-Way Tickets Allowed: While most travelers have to pay a premium for one-way tickets, humanitarian airfare provides access to one-way tickets at about half of the price of a round-trip fare.
These are just a few of the numerous benefits that come with humanitarian airfare options.

Special Advantages for Non-profits!

There are several types of organizations that regularly qualify for humanitarian airfare, and are our most common clients, including:

  • Humanitarian and Missionary Organizations: Annually, hundreds of humanitarian and missionary organizations purchase tickets through us to save money, which means more money can be spent carrying out charitable work.
  • Churches: Church airfare are among the biggest segment qualifying for humanitarian trips, as they regularly perform missionary work.
  • Adoptions: Adoption airfare is a great way to make a difference in the life of a child, which is why these trips qualify for humanitarian aid.
  • School Airfare: Whether the trip is educational for students or involves building a school in another country, this trip qualifies for reduced airfare.
  • Group Airfare: Economy Travel handles hundreds of group airfare movements each year, helping these groups save money.

If you are able to save money on your humanitarian airfare, you will have more resources you can put towards your mission. That is where we can help you. We are experts when it comes to medical mission trips, and we can place your group in the best position possible to be successful. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you! It would be our honor to assist you with all of your mission trip airfare needs.

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