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How ASU Works
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.
Eligibility for Airline Rates
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 home page of ASU Travel Guide and to join ASU.
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 price.
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:
Show your airline ID if asked. Happy traveling!
Typical Abbreviations in Listings