How to use the ASU.COM Website as well as ASU's new feature, TripCheck
ASU.COM (previously The ASU Travel Guide) provides hundreds of thousands of travel discounts available to airline employees, their parents and retirees.
All categories of airline employees, retired airline employees, former airline employees, their spouses, and dependent children are eligible unless otherwise noted. Parents (traveling alone or with the employee) are also eligible for most discounts but the reservation must be made on the ASU website by the asu member. To get the lodging, cars, tour, restaurant discounts you just need to have a drivers license as long as the reservation was made on the ASU Website. To get cruise discounts, you must send to ASU prior to final booking either current airline identification, proof of past employment (retired ID), or verification of relationship to an airline employee. Also, employees should bring along a letter of employment, on company letterhead, signed by a supervisor.
How to sign up
Click here to sign up for the ASU Travel Guide.
Locating a Region, Country, State or City
All countries are listed in the directory under one of the following
9 geographical regions: Africa, Asia, Canada, Caribbean Islands,
Europe, Mexico & Latin America, Middle East, the Pacific (click on
Int'l Discounts button for these 8 sections); or the United States
(click on U.S. Discounts button). There are then subdivisions by state
(or province) and city. By clicking on either of these sections, you
will get every type of listing available for these regions, in a
scroll-down format. If you are specifically looking for Lodgings, Tours,
Cruises, Airfares or Cars, click on these buttons only.
Types of Discounts
Discounts are stated in percentage off regular rates or as special
interline rates. Special rates are sometimes listed with the percent
discount they reflect listed in parenthesis. So, "special rate (50%
disc) of $35...." means that the $35 rate is a 50% disc on the unstated
regular rate of $70.
Hotel Plan & Charges
Unless otherwise stated, the hotel rates quoted are European Plan,
i.e., no meals provided. "CP" indicates breakfast is included. See the
"Key to Abbreviations" below for an explanation of the other plans.
Discount Effective Period
When no dates are given, the discount is effective year-round (if
space is available). Where dates are indicated, the discount is
available only during that time. Similarly, the term "blackout"
indicates that the discount is not valid for the specific time period
stated. Where several rates and dates are listed, the discount varies
during the year, so make sure that you are reading the rates which apply
to your scheduled arrival time.
All rates are subject to change and should be used as a guideline
only. Rates are usually quoted in U.S. dollars, but some rates are
quoted in the currency of the country to which the listing refers.
Currency exchange rates are available on a Click Button on the home
page. For more detailed currency information, consult your local
newspaper. You may convert U.S. Dollars to foreign currencies or
Traveler's Checks before traveling. It may be a better idea to use ATM's
overseas or to charge using your credit card, for better exchange rates
may be available.
Included in Price
For cruises or tour packages, any major items--such as airfare,
hotels or meals--will be mentioned if they are included in the stated
Where indicated in the listings, reservations must be made in
advance through ASU to receive the discount. As a member of ASU and a past or current airline employee you qualify for our special ASU discounts. Cruise lines have their own rules which usually require you to provide ASU a picture of your airline photo ID or letter of employment verification. Each cruise line has different rules for parents, children, friends and other family members. This can be confirmed by our agents when booking the cruise.
Credit Card Acceptance
Only those specifically listed will be accepted. For an explanation of abbreviations, see below.
How to Avoid Common Booking Problems
Read the listing carefully. If it refers to an appendix, please
consult that valuable information by clicking on the hyperlink. Make
your travel plans early and follow all instructions for reservations. If
you write or fax an ASU Travel Guide lister, use your company
letterhead; if you call or email, always identify yourself as an airline
employee. Be sure to confirm discount details, eligibility
requirements, and dates. For airline fares, check with your pass bureau
about your airline's agreements with other airlines.
Remember to bring:
- Proper airline identification (and passport, if traveling abroad)
- A listing printout if online
- Reservation confirmation slip
- Interline ticket
Show your airline ID if asked. Happy traveling!
Typical Abbreviations in Listings
- American Express card
- all-electric kitchen
- American plan (all meals)
- available or availability
- Carte Blanche card
- Continental Plan (breakfast)
- Double occupancy
- Diners Club card
- depart, dependents or deposit
- Discover card
- per person, Double occupancy
- first class
- kilometers (0.62 miles)
- Modified American Plan (breakfast + lunch or dinner)
- minimum or minutes
- one way
- per person
- positive space
- Quad occupancy
- reservation or reserve
- round trip
- Single or Double occupancy
- Single occupancy
- space available
- service charge
- Triple occupancy
- per person, Triple occupancy
- VISA card
- Value-Added Tax
- washer and dryer