Airlines that offer a student discount

This article was written by the Great British Mag editorial team on 10 Nov 2020.

Are you moving overseas to continue your studies, then find out which airlines offer a student discount in 2020/2021.


Discount on fare

Student perks

Air India

Air India offers a 50% discount to students travelling overseas.

One free additional piece of luggage weighing up to 23kgs

British Airways

British Airways offers a student discount worth 10% that typically coincides with the start of the academic year.


  • Ticket is valid for one year
  • Additional one piece of checked luggage up to 23kg
  • Free 11 First Great Western destination via Heathrow Express 
  • Flexible date changes

Air China

Air China offers a 30% student discount

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PIA offers up to 40% off standard fares for students


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Emirates Airline has launched a special promotion for 2020/2021 whereby a family can get a discount if they travel with a person who is travelling to start a course overseas

  • Additional baggage on top of the standard allowance
  • One free date change until seven days before travel

Cathy Pacific

Cathay Pacific offers exclusive fares for students travelling to Europe, US and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Japan or Chinese mainland. 

Student ticket fares come with an additional Checked Baggage Allowance on selected destinations

Singapore Airlines


No student discounts on fares

Increased luggage allowance – 40 kg in total

American Airlines

Students can get a discount by joining the AAdvantage scheme if they are a student at one of the participating universities listed on the American Airlines website.


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Lufthansa are running a promotion for Indian students who will be flying to Europe before 31 March 2021 to start university.

One extra check-in bag on flights booked and operated by Lufthansa

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