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Missionary Travel FAQ

How do I qualify for a missionary rate?

You will need a letter from the church or organization that informs the airline of the intent and scope of work you will be carrying out while on your trip. This needs to be carried with you to the ticket counter, where it may be required to be shown. If you do not have this letter, the airline can deny your discounted rate. It needs to be on letterhead from the church or organization that you are working with.

Do I need a travel agent to get a missionary rate?

Yes. Wilcox World Travel and Tours / American Express Representative has been offering missionary rates since 1983. We are one of the few in the country authorized to offer these rates. Our highly experienced staff can assist you in planning for your trip as a missionary, either short term or long term.

What if something happens while I am overseas?

We highly recommend travel insurance, especially one that includes medical evacuation in case of emergency. Visit (preferred provider)

I’m thinking about going on a short term mission trip. Will I qualify for a rate if I am only going for a week?

Yes, if you are doing missionary work while you are there. Rates depend on destination, carriers, and other details, so call today for a consultation.

I need to take extra luggage with me for supplies. Will I have to pay the extra baggage fee?

This also depends on the carrier. Let us know when you call, and we can look for airlines that offer a higher baggage allowance.

I’d like to go on a mission trip. Where can I get information?

First, try your local church. Ask for suggestions, if they don’t have a missions program, they should know of some trustworthy options. You can also visit our Missionary Resources Page to get some ideas.