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5 Min Read | June 16, 2022
What You Need to Know About Free Airline Companion Tickets
For many travelers, the best airline credit cards offer free companion tickets. Learn how this major card benefit can help lower the cost of traveling with a friend or partner.
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For those who travel with company, some of the best airline credit cards offer members free or deeply discounted companion tickets.
While you’ll always have to pay some level of taxes and fees, some cards cap these costs at around $80.
Depending on the card, you can usually qualify through membership renewal, points accrual, welcome bonuses, or by meeting spending requirements.
Rules and restrictions – including blackout dates and cancellation policies – vary from program to program.
Whether you’re organizing your next family reunion or an anniversary getaway, chances are that cost factors into your travel plans. Companion tickets or companion passes – a perk offered by some premium airline credit cards – can help keep your budget in line and, in some cases, make that dream trip possible. Specifically, these certificates can help you either get a complimentary or deeply discounted ticket, lowering the cost of a second seat dramatically.
Still, companion tickets aren’t totally free, and other considerations may impact your journey. So before packing your bags or finalizing your itinerary, here’s what you need to know about getting and using complimentary companion tickets with a credit card .
What Are Credit Card Companion Tickets?
As its name implies, a companion ticket – also referred to as a companion pass, companion certificate, or companion fare, depending on the airline’s language – is an extra ticket offered to card members by some of the most coveted travel credit cards and co-branded airline credit cards. This second ticket can’t be acquired on its own without the primary card member first purchasing their own ticket.
Depending on the card issuer and airline, companion tickets are usually available at a base rate or, in some cases, for next to nothing. Taxes and fees are always attached – but those costs may be capped, some at rates of $80.
For example, a base rate companion ticket might be a round-trip itinerary in the main cabin or first class within the 48 contiguous United States, with the cost for the second ticket totaling $100 plus taxes and fees. A complimentary companion ticket, on the other hand, might cost no more than a maximum of $80 to cover taxes and fees, depending on the card issuer’s rules.
How Airline Companion Tickets Work
Every airline has its own set of rules and restrictions, and carriers may offer different kinds of companion tickets valid for different seat classes or destinations. But here’s how they work in a general sense:
- A card member earns a companion ticket (more on acquiring companion tickets below).
- When selecting a flight, the airline must have two tickets available on a particular flight, whether one way or round trip.
- In most cases, the primary card member must first purchase an airline ticket before they can redeem their companion pass.
- After purchasing their ticket on an eligible flight and redeeming the pass, the primary card member can then add a fellow traveler on their booked flight.
Finally, it’s important to note that many programs require a companion to be booked on the same itinerary as the primary card member and in the same class of service. So if you want to put yourself in first class and your sister in coach, well, that probably won’t fly.
How to Qualify for a Companion Ticket
Airline credit cards have different prerequisites that card members must meet to earn that prized companion ticket. Here are some of the primary ways you can qualify:
- Membership anniversary: Many credit cards automatically issue an annual free companion ticket on or after the card member’s anniversary date or once the card is renewed.
- Spend to earn: Some airline credit cards reward members with a companion pass for spending a minimum amount on eligible purchases. For example, you might earn a companion pass after an annual spend of $30,000, redeemable for any class of service.
- Points to perks: In some cases, points or miles can also make that companion ticket a reality. Some airline credit card programs require that you rack up a minimum number of points – say 125,000 – within a calendar year to earn a companion pass.
- Welcome aboard: Occasionally, an airline miles credit card will offer a companion fare at a deep discount as part of its introductory bonus.
How Long Are Companion Tickets Valid?
Nothing lasts forever, and that includes the companion tickets you can earn with your eligible credit card. Most co-branded cards require that members redeem a companion ticket by a certain date, usually printed on the certificate. Again, different carriers, different expiration dates.
Some programs give you a wide berth, allowing you the luxury of two years from the issue date to use your companion ticket. More often, the pass may be valid for a year from the date it’s issued, or for the rest of a calendar year, through the next card renewal date.
Other Factors to Consider
Complimentary companion tickets can be a win-win deal for both card members and their chosen travel buddy. Still, many come with a few caveats that may not be top of mind when you’re booking your trip.
- Blackout dates: Some airline credit cards have no blackout restrictions, allowing you to fly any time, while others apply blackout dates. If companion passes can’t be redeemed on your preferred travel dates, it might put a dent in your plans.
- Upgrades with restrictions: Multiple airline credit card programs allow you to move your award ticket up one class, say, from coach to first class. Depending on the airline, you might be able to upgrade your ticket and your companion’s. But it’s likely you’ll both need to be members of the airline’s loyalty program.
- Cancellation policies: Oftentimes you can change your destination and dates for both tickets. Cancellations may be trickier and depend on the airline. Some airlines let you cancel your itinerary, with the funds funneled back into your account and a new certificate issued within a week or two. With others, cancellations mean you’ll forfeit your companion ticket – so be sure to read the fine print.
Free companion tickets are a bona fide perk of being an airline credit card member. While they’re not totally free – taxes and fees are always attached – they can lower the cost of a second seat dramatically. To get the most out of your almost-free guest ride, it pays to understand the ins and outs of how they work, from qualifying for a pass to expiration dates, restrictions, and cancellation policies.
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More details on the Free Travel Scheme can be found on their website.
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<strong>Companion</strong> <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong><br />
You should only complete this form if you are in receipt of a standard <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong> and under 70 years.<br />
If you are not in receipt of a standard <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong> then you should complete form FT1.<br />
Please see information booklet SW40 for more information.<br />
PART 1<br />
Your own details<br />
Please state: Mr. Mrs. Ms. Other<br />
Please specify<br />
1. Your surname:<br />
2. Your first names (s):<br />
3. Your address:<br />
4. Your date of birth:<br />
5. Your free travel pass number:<br />
6. Your Personal Public Services<br />
Number (PPS No.):<br />
7. Your Telephone Number if any:<br />
PART 2<br />
Authorisation for release of medical information - to be completed by YOU<br />
Please sign the authorisation below which will allow your Doctor to supply to this Department the medical<br />
information required in support of your application for a companion free travel pass. Your Doctor should then<br />
complete Part 3 of this application form.<br />
The medical information provided will be rev<strong>ie</strong>wed by one of the Department's Medical Assessors to determine<br />
your eligibility for a companion free travel pass.<br />
I authorise my Doctor to provide the Department of Social and Family Affairs with medical<br />
information, now or in the future, which may be required in support of my application for a <strong>Companion</strong><br />
<strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong>.<br />
YOUR Signature<br />
Or Mark<br />
(NOT Block Letters)<br />
If the applicant is not able to sign, his/her mark should be made and witnessed. The witness should sign below.<br />
Of Witness<br />
PART 3<br />
Medical Report<br />
To be completed by your Doctor<br />
To enable us, on behalf of your pat<strong>ie</strong>nt, to accurately assess his/her eligibility for a <strong>Companion</strong> <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong><br />
<strong>Pass</strong> please complete the medical report below. The medical information provided will be rev<strong>ie</strong>wed by one<br />
of the Department's Medical Assessors and will be treated in strictest confidence. Although treated as a<br />
confidential document this report will of necessity be dealt with by lay as well as medical persons.<br />
1. Pat<strong>ie</strong>nt's Details<br />
PPS Number<br />
2. Your pat<strong>ie</strong>nt since:<br />
3. Diagnosis (use BLOCK letters)<br />
4. Date Commenced<br />
5. How long do you expect this<br />
condition to continue?<br />
__________Years ____________Months<br />
6. Please answer all questions below. If answer is 'Y' please give details in box provided.<br />
* Relevant Investigations Y/N<br />
* Hospital Admissions Y/N<br />
* Attending a Specialist Y/N<br />
* On Medication Y/N<br />
* Other Treatment Y/N<br />
7. If you have any additional<br />
information in this case, give<br />
details here:<br />
8. Does the Pat<strong>ie</strong>nt use a<br />
wheelchair for mobility, on a Yes No<br />
permanent basis?<br />
9. Is the applicant registered with<br />
the National Council for the Blind Yes No<br />
or National League of the Blind of Ireland
10. Indicate the degree to which the pat<strong>ie</strong>nt's condition has affected his/her ability in ALL of the<br />
following areas:<br />
Normal Mild Moderate Severe Profound<br />
Mental Health<br />
Manual Dexterity<br />
Climbing Stairs<br />
11. A Medical Examination by one of the Department's Medical Assessors may be required to<br />
determine eligibility.<br />
Is the pat<strong>ie</strong>nt fit to attend for<br />
Medical Examination? YES NO<br />
If NO give details here:<br />
SIGNATURE: Dr.<br />
Doctor's Official Stamp<br />
Panel No.<br />
PART 4<br />
Declaration to be completed by YOU<br />
I wish to apply for a <strong>Companion</strong> <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong> to replace my standard <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong>.<br />
I declare that all the details I have given are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and bel<strong>ie</strong>f<br />
and that I am permanently residing at the address given at PART 1 of this application form.<br />
I will notify the Department of Social and Family Affairs if there is any change in the details given, or<br />
if I no longer satisfy ANY of the conditions of the <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> Scheme.<br />
of Witness<br />
This completed application form should be sent to:<br />
<strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> Section<br />
Social <strong>Welfare</strong> Services<br />
College Road<br />
LoCall: 1890 500 000 (from the Republic of Ireland only)<br />
Note: The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service<br />
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY<br />
This pass is issued if the claimant is considered to be medically unfit to travel unaccompan<strong>ie</strong>d. In<br />
this case the applicant is considered to be:<br />
Suitable Not Suitable More Medical Evidence Required<br />
Signed: ___________________________________<br />
DSCFA Medical Advisor<br />
Date: ____________________<br />
DATA PROTECTION<br />
We, the Department of Social and Family Affairs, will treat all information and personal data<br />
you give as confidential. We will only disclose it to other people or bod<strong>ie</strong>s in accordance with<br />
Explanations and terms used in this form are intended as a guide only and do not purport to be<br />
a legal interpretation.
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<strong>Companion</strong> <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong> You should only complete this form if you are in receipt of a standard <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong> and under 70 years. If you are not in receipt of a standard <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong> then you should complete form FT1. Please see information booklet SW40 for more information. PART 1 Your own details Please state: Mr. Mrs. Ms. Other Please specify 1. Your surname: 2. Your first names (s): 3. Your address: 4. Your date of birth: 5. Your free travel pass number: 6. Your Personal Public Services Number (PPS No.): 7. Your Telephone Number if any: Landline Mobile PART 2 Authorisation for release of medical information - to be completed by YOU Please sign the authorisation below which will allow your Doctor to supply to this Department the medical information required in support of your application for a companion free travel pass. Your Doctor should then complete Part 3 of this application form. The medical information provided will be rev<strong>ie</strong>wed by one of the Department's Medical Assessors to determine your eligibility for a companion free travel pass. I authorise my Doctor to provide the Department of Social and Family Affairs with medical information, now or in the future, which may be required in support of my application for a <strong>Companion</strong> <strong>Free</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Pass</strong>. YOUR Signature Or Mark DATE (NOT Block Letters) If the applicant is not able to sign, his/her mark should be made and witnessed. The witness should sign below. Signature Of Witness DATE Continued overleaf
- Page 2 and 3: PART 3 Medical Report To be complet
- Page 4: PART 4 Declaration to be completed
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There’s nothing wrong with traveling solo. But sometimes, adventures are more fun with a co-pilot.
Of course, that usually means double the airfare — unless you have an airline credit card that can help cover the cost for your family member, buddy or significant other.
It’s not an easy benefit to find, but here are some cards that can help you score a companion ticket.
Our pick for: Overall value
The benefit: Companion Fare
How you get it: By spending more than $6,000 on eligible purchases in the previous cardmember anniversary year. (You can also earn the benefit before your first anniversary if you meet the sign-up bonus criteria. See below.). The card’s annual fee is $95 .
Details: The Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card was named NerdWallet's best airline credit card of 2019 , and for good reason. For starters, it offers a generous sign-up bonus: Get 60,000 bonus miles plus Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $23) with this offer. To qualify, make $3,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of opening your account.
But in addition to that upfront bonus, you'll also qualify for a Companion Fare on your cardmember anniversary date when you make $6,000 in eligible purchases during the prior cardmember year. You must book the flight through alaskaair.com, and you’ll have to redeem within 12 months from the date the Companion Fare is issued. (If you've held the card since before January 2023, the $6,000 spending requirement might not apply. See here for more .)
MORE: Full review of the Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card
Our pick for: Big spenders
The benefit: Travel Together Ticket
How you get it: By spending more than $30,000 in purchases in a calendar year. The card’s annual fee is $95 .
Details: You’ll have to be a big spender to snag the British Airways Visa Signature® Card ’s Travel Together Ticket. But with it, you’ll get a seat for a companion on your British Airways flight — regardless of what cabin you’re in — when you book an award flight that originates from and returns to the U.S.
The Travel Together Ticket is valid for two years. But be aware that you’ll owe taxes and fees on it, and that British Airways has notoriously high carrier surcharges .
The British Airways Visa Signature® Card offers a sign-up bonus, phrased this way: Earn 75,000 Avios after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
» MORE: Full review of the British Airways Visa Signature® Card
Our pick for: Delta devotees
The benefit: Companion certificate
How you get it: Annually, once you renew your card. Terms apply. The card's annual fee is $250 .
Details: With this card, you’ll score a companion certificate for a domestic main cabin round trip each year (less taxes and fees of no more than $80). Terms apply ( see rates and fees ).
The certificate can be used for a companion flying on your same itinerary within the 48 contiguous states. If you live in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, the certificate can also be used for certain flights, but check the card’s terms and conditions for requirements.
You’ll have to book and complete travel by the date that’s listed on the front of the certificate.
» MORE: Full review of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card
Our pick for: Flying in luxury
How you get it: Annually, once you renew your card. Terms apply. The card's annual fee is $550 .
Details: Unlike some other companion certificates, the one that comes with the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card is not limited to coach tickets. It's good for one round-trip domestic flight in first class, Delta Comfort+ or main cabin for your travel companion (minus taxes and fees of no more than $80 for round-trip domestic flights). However, you and the person using the certificate must be flying in the same fare class. Terms apply ( see rates and fees ).
You can use the certificate for fares within the contiguous 48 states; cardholders in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands may be able to use the benefit if they meet certain requirements. See the card's terms and conditions.
» MORE: Full review of the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
Our pick for: Avid American Airlines flyers
The benefit: Companion Certificate
How you get it: Every anniversary year you hold the card, but only after you spend $20,000 on purchases in that year. (You can also earn the benefit before your first anniversary if you meet the introductory bonus criteria. See below.) The card's annual fee is $99 .
Details: This Companion Certificate is good for one round-trip qualifying domestic economy fare ticket for a guest at a cost of $99 plus taxes and fees, which range between $21.60 and $43.20, per the card's terms and conditions.
This card occasionally offers its pass both as an introductory perk, as well as one that you can earn each year after that. The introductory version, when available, is easier to attain because it requires only that you make your first purchase (any amount) in the first 90 days and also pay the $99 annual fee. But the anniversary certificate, in successive years, requires that you put $20,000 in eligible purchases on the card during the card membership year.
The certificate is good for one year from when it's issued. Other restrictions apply.
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Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card
Our pick for: traveling to ireland.
The benefit: Companion ticket
How you get it: Each calendar year that you make purchases of $30,000 on your card. The card's annual fee is $95 .
Details: When you reach the required spending threshold with the Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card , you'll receive an economy companion ticket good for 12 months. The ticket is valid for Aer Lingus-operated flights only, but unlike many other companion tickets, you will not pay any taxes or fees on it.
» MORE: Full review of the Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card
Our pick for: Lufthansa loyalists
How you get it: After your first use of the card for a purchase, and then on your cardmember anniversary each year thereafter. The card's annual fee is $89 .
Details: With the Miles & More® World Elite Mastercard® , you'll be eligible for an economy-class companion ticket upon your first use of the card and every year following, as long as the account stays open and in good standing. Be aware that you must book by phone, and also that the companion ticket is subject to restrictions, plus taxes and fees . In addition, you may also face a weekend surcharge of around $60 round trip.
» MORE: Full review of the Miles & More® World Elite Mastercard®
Our pick for: Fans of Southwest Airlines
The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card , along with the airline's other co-branded cards, can give you a head start on earning a coveted Southwest Companion Pass thanks to their sign-up bonuses. Periodically, those bonuses will include access to a Companion Pass. The current offer: Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
All three co-branded Southwest consumer cards offer the same sign-up bonus, but the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card has the lowest annual fee among them, at $69 . Unless it's part of your sign-up bonus, you’ll need 135,000 points total in a calendar year to secure a Companion Pass, which lets you choose one traveler to fly for free with you (minus taxes and fees) each time you purchase or redeem points for a Southwest flight. A Companion Pass is good from the date it’s earned through the next full calendar year.
» MORE: Which Southwest Airlines credit card should I get?
Our pick for: Spirit superfans
The Free Spirit® Travel More World Elite Mastercard® doesn't offer an outright companion pass or ticket, but it does feature a way to snag a discount for your flight buddy, thanks to its Companion Flight Voucher, worth $100. Currently, you can score the voucher as part of the card's introductory sign-up bonus: Earn 50,000 Bonus Points + $100 Flight Voucher after making at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. But you can also earn a $100 Companion Flight Voucher every anniversary of your card ownership after you make at least $5,000 in purchases on the card within the previous year. The guest must be traveling on the same itinerary, and your flights need to be booked at the same time via Spirit.com, using the Free Spirit® Travel More World Elite Mastercard® . You have 12 months to use the voucher from the date it's issued.
» MORE: Full review of the Free Spirit® Travel More World Elite Mastercard®
Our pick for: Traveling to Spain
The Iberia Visa Signature® Card does not offer a companion pass or companion ticket per se. But for each year you make purchases of $30,000 on your card, you will earn a potentially valuable discount voucher of $1,000 to use toward two tickets on the same flight. There are several restrictions — most notably, you must be purchasing two tickets for the same flight in the same class of travel. But assuming you can meet the terms, that's a sizable discount on a vacation to Spain. The card's annual fee is $95 .
» MORE: Full review of the Iberia Visa Signature® Card
Our pick for: Traveling to Hawaii
You won't get a companion ticket outright with the Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard® . But what you will get is a one-time 50% discount off round-trip coach airfare between Hawaii and North America for a companion in the first 13 months that you have the card. And once you hit your first anniversary as a cardholder, you'll also snag a $100 discount on a companion ticket annually, also good for round-trip travel between Hawaii and North America. The card charges a $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $99 after that.
» MORE: Review of the Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard®
Our pick for: Maximum flexibility
The Chase Sapphire Reserve® card doesn’t come with a companion pass, but it does come with a $300 annual travel credit and a broad range of categories toward which that credit can be used, including airfare. That can go a long way toward offsetting the cost of a travel companion’s ticket when you book it with your card. Of course, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® also comes with a hefty annual fee of $550 , so keep that mind when considering whether the card is right for you.
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Social Welfare: Who can avail of the Free Travel Scheme in Ireland and the counties it doesn’t work in
You may be eligible for free transport depending on your age, circumstance and where you live
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For people feeling the strain of the cost of living crisis, the free travel scheme is a great way to use public transport.
The rising cost of living has seen us try to cut down on our daily spend as the cost of food, fuel and mortgage spirals in recent months. A travel pass could be one way to save some pennies and travel with no cost.
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What is the free travel scheme?
The Free Travel Scheme allows you to travel free of charge on all public transport owned by the State. This includes bus, rail and Dublin’s LUAS with some exceptions.
Who is eligible?
Everyone aged 66 and over, legally living permanently in the State, is entitled to the Free Travel Scheme. Some people under 66 also qualify.
In some cases, a Free Travel Companion Card is available. This card allows a companion to travel with you for free.
Who can apply?
You may be entitled to free travel if you are legally and permanently living in the State. You can avail If you are aged 66 or over the department will automatically send you the Free Travel Card if you:
Are aged 66 or over, getting a social welfare pension or have confirmed your identity through the SAFE registration process when asked to do so. You may also avail if you are under 66 and are receiving an Invalidity Pension , Blind Pension , Disability Allowance or Carer's Allowance .
You may be entitled to the Free Travel Scheme if you are a widow or widower or a surviving civil partner aged 60 or over.
How to apply?
You can return your application with your supporting documents to the Free Travel Section by post to Social Welfare Services, Department of Social Protection, College Road, Sligo, Co. Sligo, F91 T384. You can check out www.gov.ie/freetravel/ , email [email protected] or phone 0818 200 400 or (071) 915 7100.
What counties does it not work in?
You cannot use your existing free travel pass for travel within Northern Ireland. These counties include Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh, and Tyrone.
To avail of free travel within Northern Ireland you must:
be age 66 or over
be in receipt of a Free Travel Card and
obtain a Senior SmartPass Card
Application forms for Senior SmartPass Cards are available at your local Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch Office or Citizens Information Centre. The completed application form must be brought given in person (not posted or emailed).
You must also bring the following documents:
A recent passport standard colour photograph
A form of ID (driving licence/passport/any other form of photo id, if available)
Evidence of address (a recent utility bill, for example electricity/gas/phone/waste charges bill or a bank/building society/credit union statement)
Current Free Travel Card
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Everyone aged 66 and over, legally resident and living permanently in the State (Republic of Ireland), is entitled to the Free Travel Scheme. Some people under 66 also qualify. If you qualify for Free Travel, you will be issued a card from the Department of Social Protection. You must carry your Free Travel Card with you when using public transport. In some cases, a Free Travel Companion Card is available, which allows a person to travel for free with the holder (if they are unable to travel alone). Free Travel Cards are non-transferable and can only be used by the named person.
If you abuse your entitlement to Free Travel, the Department of Social Protection will review your entitlement to a Free Travel Card. For example, abuse could include wrongfully presenting a card for travel or engaging in anti-social behaviour while using the card. When you use your Free Travel Card, you must also follow the rules that apply to your mode of transport.
SAFE registration and Public Services Card
The SAFE registration process establishes and verifies your identity. Your Free Travel Pass will be contained in the Public Services Card (PSC) that is issued following the SAFE registration process. You must undergo SAFE registration when requested to do so by the Department of Social Protection. Your entitlement to Free Travel will be disallowed or withdrawn if you don’t register.
If you are entitled to Free Travel, when you are issued with your new Public Services Card, it will also be your Free Travel Card. ( The Public Services Card will eventually replace the Free Travel Pass .) The card will have “F-T” printed in a yellow octagon in the top-left-hand corner of the card.
You must show your Public Services Card to the travel operator when you are travelling on public transport. When you receive your new Public Services Card, you must return your old Free Travel Pass to the Department of Social Protection (see ‘Where to apply’ below).
There are three categories of Free Travel:
- If FT-P is written on your Public Services Card, you personally are entitled to Free Travel.
- If FT+S is written on your Public Services Card, your spouse, partner or cohabitant can join you for free when you travel (they cannot travel for free alone). Your spouse, partner or cohabitant’s name will not be on the card.
- If FT+C is written on your Public Services Card, a companion (over 16) can travel with you for free (because you are unable to travel alone for medical reasons).
Note that the Department of Social Protection is no longer issuing paper passes.
Spouses, civil partners, cohabitants and companions
If you are entitled to Free Travel and you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting, you are entitled to a Free Travel Card which allows your partner to accompany you free of charge when travelling. (This does not apply to people under age 66 who are getting Carer’s Allowance or who are nominated carers for people getting Constant Attendance Allowance or Prescribed Relatives Allowance).
If you are unable to travel alone, you may get a Free Travel Companion Card. This allows you to be accompanied by any person over 16 years of age, free of charge. You must satisfy certain conditions to qualify for a Free Travel Companion Card. Entitlement to the Companion Free Travel Card may be subject to periodic review. You can read about these conditions here .
You may be entitled to Free Travel if you are legally resident and permanently living in the State and:
- You are aged 66 or over;
- You are getting Disability Allowance, Blind Pension , Carer’s Allowance or an Invalidity Pension ;
- You have been getting Incapacity Supplement or Workmen’s Compensation with Disablement Pension for at least 12 months;
- You are blind or visually impaired and meet the medical conditions for Blind Pension;
- You are a specified carer for a person getting Constant Attendance Allowance or Prescribed Relative’s Allowance;
- You are getting a social security invalidity payment, or similar payment, from another EU member state or from a country with which Ireland has a bilateral social security agreement for at least 12 months;
- You are a widow or widower or a surviving civil partner aged 60 or over whose late spouse/civil partner held a Free Travel Pass and who is getting one of the following payments: Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s (Contributory) Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s (Non-Contributory) Pension, One-Parent Family Payment, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Pension under the Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme or a similar social security pension/benefit from an EU member state or a country with which Ireland has a bilateral social security agreement, or an ordinary Garda widow’s pension.
- You have confirmed your identity through the SAFE registration process when requested to do so.
There are no restrictions on the times you can use your Free Travel Card.
Working and keeping entitlement to Free Travel
Since 6 April 2017, under the Make Work Pay initiative, if you move from a long-term disability payment (see list below) to a job, you can keep your entitlement to Free Travel for a period of 5 years, provided you have registered for a Public Services Card.
• Disability Allowance
• Invalidity Pension
• Partial Capacity Benefit (from Invalidity Pension)
• Disablement Benefit paid along with Incapacity Supplement
• Transfer from Disability Allowance or Invalidity Pension to a Community Employment, SOLAS or Back to Work scheme.
How to apply
If you are aged 66 or over and are getting a social welfare pension, the Free Travel Card will be issued automatically if you have confirmed your identity through the SAFE registration process when requested to do so. If you are not SAFE registered, you will be requested to do so before your Free Travel Card is issued to you.
If you are under age 66 and have confirmed your identity through the SAFE registration process, you will get a Free Travel Card automatically when you are awarded an Invalidity Pension, a Blind Pension, Disability Allowance or Carer’s Allowance. If you are not SAFE registered, you will be requested to do so before your Free Travel Card is issued to you.
In all other circumstances, you must apply for Free Travel by completing a Free Travel application form FT1 (pdf) .
You can get this form and additional information from the Department of Social Protection – see ‘Where to apply’ below. The form is also available at your local post office .
If you are married or in a civil partnership and either of you applies for Free Travel or are issued a card automatically, the appropriate type of card (to allow your spouse or civil partner to accompany you free of charge) will be issued. If you are cohabiting, you must apply for this type of card by completing PART 2 of the application form quoted above.
If you are unable to travel alone, you should apply for a Free Travel Companion Pass separately, using either an Over 70 Companion Pass form (pdf) or an Under 70 Companion Pass form (pdf) .
Lost or damaged Free Travel Passes
There are currently two types of Free Travel Pass: a paper Free Travel Pass and a Public Services Card Free Travel (with F-T written in the top left-hand corner). Paper passes are no longer being issued, so if you need a replacement for a lost or damaged paper pass, you must undergo SAFE registration and get a Public Services Card .
If your Public Services Card Free Travel is lost, stolen or damaged, you should telephone 0818 837000 to request a replacement card.
Where to apply
Free Travel Section Social Welfare Services College Road, Sligo, Ireland
If you wish to talk to someone face-to-face about your entitlements, you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre , Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office .
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Travelling on public transport with a disability or reduced mobility
Introduction, travel assistance scheme, jam card and app, please offer me a seat badge and card, luas tram services, more information.
Public transport companies offer accessibility services for people with a disability or reduced mobility. The largest public transport operators are listed below and this page provides accessibility information for them.
- Go-Ahead Ireland (Private bus company)
This page also gives an overview of the Travel Assistance Scheme (greater Dublin area and Cork), the Jam Card and App and the Please Offer Me a Seat Badge and Card.
Planning a journey
Before you start your journey, you can use Transport for Ireland’s (TFI) online journey planner to plan your journey.
The journey planner will give you information about bus and rail routes all over Ireland. It will also tell you if a service is wheelchair accessible.
If you can’t travel alone, you may be able to get a free travel pass for your travel companion. You can get more information in our page on free travel in Ireland .
The Travel Assistance Scheme helps people with disabilities to use public transport in the greater Dublin area and in Cork city. The scheme is free and is available for people over 18 years.
Under the scheme, a travel assistant can travel with you the first few times you are travelling and offer advice on how to plan your journey. The assistant will help you get used to travelling along that route on your own. You can contact them when you are starting a new route.
The Travel Assistance Scheme in Dublin is available for Dublin Bus , Go-Ahead Ireland , DART and Luas services. It is run by Dublin Bus, but they provide the service across different transport providers.
To find out more, contact Dublin Bus by:
- Phone: 01 703 3204
- Email: [email protected]
The Travel Assistance Scheme in Cork is available for Cork city buses and Iarnród Éireann commuter trains.
To find out more, contact Bus Éireann by:
- Phone: 0818 836611
- Email: [email protected]
What is the JAM Card and JAM App?
The JAM Card is a card or app that tells other passengers that you need a little more time because you have a condition or a disability. It can be a physical card or an app on your phone or both.
This card helps passengers with a communication barrier to say that they need “just a minute” and to ask for patience. The JAM Card and App are free.
How can I get a JAM Card?
You can get it in any of the following three ways:
- Order a physical card online .
- Phone the NOW Group (based in UK) on 0044 28 9043 6400.
- Download the app from the Play Store or Apple .
How do I use it?
You show your JAM Card to the person that you are interacting with (for example, the bus driver). The card says ‘Just A Minute’ on one side, and you can choose which message you would like on the other side of your card.
The message could say any of the following:
- I have autism
- I am autistic
- I have a condition
- I have a learning difficulty or a disability
- I have an intellectual disability
With the app, you can choose your own message.
Where can I use it?
You can use it on public transport and in shops, banks, cafés, restaurants, hotels and museums.
Find out more at jamcard.org or the Transport for Ireland website.
What is the Please Offer Me a Seat Badge and Card?
The badge and card are for people with invisible disabilities to use when using public transport. If you have an invisible disability and have difficulty standing while using public transport, the badge or card will help you to subtly alert fellow passengers that you would welcome being offered a seat.
Some examples of invisible disabilities are fibromyalgia, autism, head injuries, chronic pain, poor balance, and multiple sclerosis, along with other conditions.
How can I get it?
You can contact your local TFI public transport operator to get one.
You can use the badge on Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann—Irish Rail, Luas, Go-Ahead Ireland, and TFI Local Link services.
Find out more at the Transport for Ireland website.
Wheelchair access on buses
On all Dublin bus buses, there is one space for a person using a wheelchair. A wheelchair can be up to 70cm wide and 120cm long.
You should get on and get off the bus by the front doors, as the ramp is only at the door near the driver. When you get on the bus, you can ask the driver to give you extra time to get to your seat before the bus pulls away from the stop.
To leave the bus, press the button with the wheelchair symbol on it, next to the wheelchair space, shortly before your stop. This bell has its own sound which lets the driver know that you wish to leave the bus.
You can find more information on wheelchair accessibility from Dublin Bus .
Many of Bus Eireann services are wheelchair accessible, but some are not. You can find a list of accessible routes on the Bus Éireann website.
Mobility scooters on buses
To travel on Dublin Bus with your mobility scooter you must have a permit. This is because some mobility scooters are too big to fit on Dublin Bus buses. To find out if your scooter is the correct size and to arrange a permit, contact Dublin Bus’s Travel Assistance.
You can contact Dublin Bus’s Travel Assistance by:
- Ringing Travel Assistance at 01 703 3204
- Emailing [email protected] .
For Bus Éireann, you should call 0818 836 611 to see if they can accommodate your mobility scooter.
If you have a vision impairment
All buses must stop if there is a person with a long cane or a guide dog at the bus stop. All new buses have audio announcements which will tell you the next stop.
If you have a hearing impairment
Dublin bus provide Real Time Passenger Information with on street signs at approximately 500 bus stops. Bus Éireann have real time information on their website. There is a TFI real time app which combines all real time information Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, GO-Ahead Ireland and Iarnród Éireann and Luas.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs on buses
Guide dogs or assistance dogs are allowed on all buses.
If you want to make a complaint
You can make a complaint to Dublin Bus’s Inquiry Officer by:
- Post: Dublin Bus Inquiry Officer, Operations Department, Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O Connell St. Dublin 1.
You must state which Section of the Disability Act 2005 the complaint refers to. Your complaint must clearly outline the reason and include any relevant information. See the complaints section on Dublin bus .
You can make a complaint to Bus Éireann by:
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: 01 8366111
See the customer information section on Bus Éireann .
If you need assistance to travel by rail , you should contact the relevant stations first . Contact Irish Rail at least 24 hours before your journey and give them details of your travel plans.
For support, you can:
- Email: [email protected]
- Call: 01 836 6222 (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm excluding public holidays).
Give details of your travel plans
When contacting the station include the following information:
- Date and time of travel
- Departure station
- Arrival station and if you need to change trains on your journey
- The nature of your disability
- Assistance required
- How you will travel to and from departure and arrival stations such as taxi, private car and whether someone is meeting you at your destination
- If you will travel alone or with someone
- If you need help arriving or departing from the station
- Any other details to assist railway staff or details you would like to clarify
If it is not possible to give notice to Irish Rail, they will do their best to provide assistance. If there is a change or you need to cancel your plans, let Irish Rail know. Staff can then assist others.
Wheelchair access and mobility scooters on trains
Wheelchair accessible spaces are limited on each train. It is important that you book your space before you travel. If you use a mobility scooter, contact the station to ensure your scooter can be accommodated.
Accessibility ramps for train access
At some stations there is a gap between the platform and the carriages. Ramps can be used to help you on or off trains if needed. You should contact Irish Rail 24 hours before you travel to ensure staff are available to help you.
Disabled car parking at train stations
All station car parks have designated car parking spaces for people with a Disabled Person’s Parking Card . You can get information on station accessibility on each station’s webpage .
Most mainline and suburban and all DART stations have public address systems giving details of trains and services for people with visual impairments. Tactile tiles are in place in some stations to help people with visual impairments. Braille-coded buttons and a talking lift are available in newer station lifts.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs on trains
Guide or Assistance dogs are allowed on all Irish rail services and in train stations.
If you want to make a complaint under the 2005 Disability Act , contact [email protected] .
You should contact Luas before you travel if you will need assistance. The Travel Assistance Scheme is available on the Luas, (see ‘Travel Assistance Scheme’ above). Travel assistance is free and you can request it during all Luas operating hours.
To arrange assistance, contact the Luas Customer Service office by phone on 0818 300 604 or by email [email protected] . You should give details of your travel plans. See ‘Rail’ above for guidance on the details that you should give. If there is a change or you need to cancel your plans, let the Luas know. Staff are then available to help others.
Wheelchair accessibility on the Luas
All Luas trams and stops are wheelchair-accessible. Each tram has a low floor and level threshold with a minimal gap between the floor of the tram and the edge of the platform.
If you are using a wheelchair, get on the Luas through the double doors in the middle of each carriage as they are closest to the priority seating and wheelchair area. Make sure that you are facing the rear of the tram while travelling.
There are 2 designated spaces per tram, which can cater for up to 4 wheelchair users. There are signs which say that these spaces are for wheelchair users. There is also enough space in the entry and exit areas on the trams for additional wheelchair users.
Mobility scooters on the Luas
You can bring a mobility scooter on board the Luas.
Each tram has electronic displays, so you can tell where you are on your journey.
All trams are fitted with an induction loop for passengers using hearing aids equipped with the T-switch. If you use a hearing aid, you can hear announcements in the middle of the tram.
All trams are fitted with a bell which rings when the tram is approaching and leaving a Luas platform.
There are automatic audio announcements on board with the names of each stop together with other pre-recorded messages.
If in doubt while on board, speak with the driver to confirm your location. You can use the emergency passenger communications device on the doorpost to the right of the double doors to speak with the driver.
Disabled car parking at Luas
There are seven Luas Park and Ride car parking facilities. Each has designated spaces located as close to the Luas platforms as possible. You must display your Disabled Person's Parking Card .
Guide dogs and assistance dog on-board a Luas
You can bring your guide dog or your assistance dog on the Luas.
If you want to make a complaint under the 2005 Disability Act .
- Email: [email protected]
- Call the Luas Customer Service Centre on 0818 300 604
- Write to: Luas Customer Service, Luas Depot, Red Cow, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, D22 C5P3
You can get more information about accessible travel in Ireland on Transport for Ireland’s website . TFI are supporting the AsIAm charity with a campaign, Prepare Me As I Am , for public transport. This gives people who have autism useful tools to help them use public transport.
You can check the facilities for passengers with a disability at any Irish rail station .
You can also get general information about getting to and from Dublin airport .
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How to Score Companion Passes to Get Free Flights — and Which Airlines Offer Them
This tool is one of the best ways to score a free flight. Here's how to use it effectively.
If you're something of a frequent flier — or if you live in a Southwest Airlines hub — you've probably heard the term "companion pass" thrown around a few times. Ultimately, a companion pass is exactly what it sounds like: a certificate that allows you to bring a friend on a flight for (mostly) free. Of course, there's fine print involved that severely limits the power of a companion pass, so free long-haul business-class tickets are rare. But you can indeed get a free or heavily discounted plane ticket with a companion pass, usually in economy.
In a nutshell, companion passes are two-for-one deals, though their use is often restricted by fare class and route, and you'll still have to pay taxes and fees. You must also be on the same reservation as your companion.
The most well-known companion pass is, arguably, the Southwest Companion Pass , because it's the only one that's reusable for a minimum period of a year. The rest of the companion passes out there are one-time-use annual perks for airline co-branded credit cards ; their redemption value can often cover the card's annual fee.
Here's everything you need to know about the major airline companion passes.
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Southwest Companion Pass
The Southwest Companion Pass is the airline's top-tier status reserved for frequent fliers. Once the status is earned, the traveler can designate one person who can tag along with them on every flight for free, though they are still charged for taxes and fees, which start at $5.60. In order to earn the pass, you'll need to fly 100 flights on Southwest or earn 35,000 Rapid Rewards points in a calendar year — whenever you cross the threshold, you'll earn Companion Pass status for the remainder of the calendar year and the following year.
Rapid Rewards points can be earned on Southwest airfare, partner bookings for hotels and rental cars, using a Rapid Rewards co-branded credit card , shopping through the Rapid Rewards shopping portal , and dining at qualifying restaurants. Keep in mind that Rapid Rewards credit card sign-up bonuses count toward status, so that's one way to jumpstart your journey toward the Southwest Companion Pass.
Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare
This isn't a true companion pass, but rather a companion discount. Travelers with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card or the Alaska Airlines Visa Business Credit Card receive a one-time code on each card anniversary that allows them to buy a round-trip economy ticket for a travel companion for $99 plus taxes and fees. Existing cardholders don't have a spend requirement to earn the companion fare, but new cardholders will have to spend at least $6,000 a year to earn it.
American Airlines Companion Certificate
Like Alaska's Famous Companion Fare, American Airlines' Companion Certificate is also a companion discount. Travelers who hold the following credit cards are eligible for the certificate after spending $20,000 or $30,000 in a calendar year, depending on the card: AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard ; AAdvantage Aviator Silver Mastercard ; AAdvantage Aviator World Elite Business Mastercard ; or the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard. The certificate can be redeemed for $99 plus taxes and fees on one round-trip economy-class ticket in the continental U.S. However, residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands can use it on a round-trip flight from their home airport to a destination in the continental U.S.
British Airways Travel Together Ticket
A true companion pass, this ticket can be earned by British Airways Visa Signature Credit Card holders who spend $30,000 in a calendar year. The ticket is valid in all classes — even business class — on round-trip flights originating in the United States. Like all companion passes, you must pay taxes and fees, as well as carrier chargers, and British Airways' fine print mentions how expensive that can get: "For a peak, return flight from Los Angeles to London, these can amount to $651.33 in economy (World Traveller) and $1,984.57 in business (Club World)." That said, you're still getting a heavy discount, since a standard plane ticket would also include those charges.
Delta Companion Certificate
Four credit cards issue Delta companion certificates on each card anniversary: Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express and Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express , plus their business counterparts. The Platinum companion certificate can be used on one round-trip journey within the continental U.S. in economy, while the Reserve companion certificate can also be used in Comfort+ and first class. While you'll still have to pay taxes and fees, Delta caps the total amount to $75. Availability can be limited, though, as the companion certificates can only be used in certain fare classes.
Hawaiian Airlines Companion Discount
Holders of the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard or the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Business Mastercard are given a one-time 50-percent-off companion discount code for a round-trip economy flight between Hawaii and North America during their first year of card membership. On each card anniversary after that, cardholders receive $100 off one companion flight per year between Hawaii and the continental U.S. in economy.
Lufthansa Companion Ticket
After making a single purchase with their card in the first year they have it, Miles & More® World Elite Mastercard cardholders are given an economy-class companion pass for a round-trip flight from the U.S. to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, or Asia on Lufthansa. It can only be used in certain fare classes, and travelers are still responsible for paying taxes and fees. After that, on each card anniversary, cardholders receive another companion ticket.
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Where do i find information on the free travel pass.
- If you wish to book onto a train see our handy guide Booking a 'Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket' option
- For information on how to travel with a Free Travel Pass on rail services see our FAQ Do I need to get a ticket to accompany my Free Travel/Public Services Card?
- For more information on how to use your Public Service Card for free travel check out this TFI How to use your PSC for free travel leaflet or visit freetravel.ie
- For information on what a Free Travel Pass is go to the Department of Social Protection website , contact your local Social Welfare Office or Call their Information Line at 1890 500 000 (from the Republic of Ireland only) or 00353 71 915 7100 (from Northern Ireland or overseas).
All free travel passes are issued by the Department of Social Protection not by the transport provider. Free travel passes are non-transferrable and can only be used by the named person. You cannot use your Free Travel Pass on services not listed in the official timetable, on tours and special rail services. You can only use your Free Travel Pass on all regular timetable services.
I have a free travel pass, how do I book a seat?
Check out our step by step guide to booking a Free Travel pass or Valid Ticket.
Looking for more information check out our FAQ Where do I find Information on the Free Travel Pass? Customers are advised their is limited availability for seat only reservations online.
What happens if I use another person’s Leap card, student card or DSP Free Travel Pass or Free Travel Card?
You will be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice and the card will be confiscated.
How do I book a seat only reservation? (Free Travel Pass)
Free Travel Pass holders wishing to book a ticket should select the option "Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket" to book on to a train.
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California 4th graders to get free access to more state parks, museums
Posted: November 24, 2023 | Last updated: November 24, 2023
(FOX40.COM) — California 4th-grade students and their families will have free access to even more parks through the free California State Park Adventure Pass program, the California Department of Parks and Recreation announced Wednesday.
The program, now in its third year, is expanding to cover 54 state parks , up from 19, and valid from September 1 to August 31 the year that a California student is in fourth grade or a “fourth-grade equivalent.”
At participating parks, the pass entitles holders to a waiver of the vehicle entrance fee or a waiver of a per-person entrance fee, including up to three adults, and all children, 15 years of age and younger, with the fourth-grade child.
“We launched the California State Park Adventure Pass in 2021 to provide fourth graders and their families with more opportunities to reap the mental, physical, and social-emotional health benefits of time spent outdoors,” said First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. “Now, we’re expanding the Adventure Pass– nearly tripling the number of gorgeous California State Parks and historic sites fourth graders are able to visit and increasing their access to valuable hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in the process.”
Passes can be claimed by the parent or guardian of a fourth-grade student in the “Passes” section on ReserveCalifornia.com , at a State Parks Pass Sales Office or by calling 800-444-7275.
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