How to use the asu.com website and ASU Travel Guide book
The ASU Travel Guide is available as both a printed book and on the web. Both provide thousands of travel discounts available to airline employees, their parents and retirees.
All categories of airline employees, their spouses, and dependent children are eligible unless otherwise noted. Parents (traveling alone or with the employee) and retired employees are not eligible unless the listing (or the appendix, where applicable) states that they are eligible. To get the discounts, you must show 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 to receive the discount. Please remember to identify yourself as
an airline employee when making reservations. When writing or faxing,
it is advisable to use your company letterhead; it is also good to
include your supervisor's signature on this letter, stating that you are
employed by the airline and therefore are entitled to airline-employee
discounts. "Space avail upon arrival" indicates that walk-ins are
welcome. Minimum and maximum stays may apply. Please note: Most hotels
will not grant an interline discount when occupancy rates are over
85%-many hotels draw the line at 80%.In some cases, a deposit may be
required. It is always in your interest to verify all discount details
with the lister, but it is especially important before sending a
Credit Card Acceptance
Only those specifically listed will be accepted. For an explanation of abbreviations, see below.
Use the street and city addresses you find in the listings. For
foreign listings, use the country heading for the appropriate country
name. The post office box will be given wherever needed, followed by a
zip code or its equivalent.
Phone Numbers, Fax Numbers, email addresses and website addresses
Fax or email can cost less than mailing a letter or calling.
International calling codes, as applicable, are available on a click
button on the home page. Dial (011) before the country code given, then
the phone number in the listing. Note that Canada and some Caribbean
Islands are the equivalent of U.S. long-distance calls; therefore, they
do not need (011) and a country code. Emails are hyperlinked in listings
as appropriate. Web pages are a good resource for information to
supplement our airline-specific listing details; if available, you can
click on the web address' hyperlink in a listing to get to the lister's
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)
- Your current issue of ASU Travel Guide (or a listing printout if online)
- Reservation confirmation slip
- Interline ticket
- Letter from supervisor (especially for spouses, children, parents traveling without employee, and retired employees).
Show your airline ID and your current ASU Travel Guide upon arrival. 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