Military Travel Tips

military-1We salute every member of the Army, Airforce, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. We realize that the daily sacrifices you make each and every day are made in order to protect our freedom. A simple “thank you” doesn’t seem enough to properly thank all of our military members. The travel industry shows thanks by offering a military discount to any active, retirees, and veterans’ service members.

 

TSA The TSA provides airport security screening assistance and benefits for all members of the U.S. Armed Forces. If you are injured, a wounded services member, a veteran, or a wounded warrior you may contact TSA Cares at 855-787-2227 to request assistance with the security screening process.military-3

All members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the Reserves and National Guard can benefit from TSA Pre Check expedited screening at select airports when flying on participating airlines. Use your Department of Defense identification number when making flight reservations.

 

military-2Bags

Active Duty members receive free checked bags when traveling on orders or leisure. Below is a table with the major US Carriers.

 

Airline Military Leisure Travel Military Orders
American Airlines Up to 3 bags for free, 50lbs max Up to 5 bags for free, with one bag up to 100lbs, and the rest up to 50lbs.
Delta Airlines Up to 2 bags for free, 50lbs max Up to 4 bags for free ,70lbs max.
United Airlines Up to 3 bags for free, 70lbs max Up to 4 bags for free, 70lbs max

 

 

Hotels & Cars

Most hotel chains offer military discounts as well. They are also willing to cap their rates at the local per diem rate. Rates capped at the per diem rate may require official orders, and almost always require an active duty or Guard/Reserve ID card.

 

Many rental cars have negotiated rates with government agencies. You can receive these benefits on personal and official travel.

 

Amusement Parks

Disney World also offers amazing military discount Disney offers. There are many options available, including a discounted Park-Hopper pass, discounted rates at Disney Resorts, and Disney’s military hotel, Shades of Green, and Disney Cruise Vacations.

 

Call AurTravel 402-891-6909 with all your travel needs. We salute you!

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