Son just finished School and got assigned to a boat. Was told they will be given leave time later this year when they return from an assignment - but won't know specific dates for leave until they return, so would probably be buying plane tickets to come home 2-3 weeks before the actual flight. Roundtrip plane tickets to fly cross country are expensive any what but even more so when bought within a few days of departure date. So, are sailors just out of luck and need to purchase high priced tickets when leave is approved within a month or so of flight dates? Do any of you have any experience with this? Do some airlines offer special discounts for military? Thanks.