Veterans can now get exclusive travel deals and discounted rates through American Forces Travel.

Veterans travel deals, american forces travel dot comAs of July 2021, all Veterans with a discharge status of honorable or general under honorable conditions are eligible to shop for a wide selection of discounted rates on hotels, air fare, rental cars, vacation packages, cruises and much more on

American Forces Travel is the Department of Defense’s official Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) platform offering bookings for leisure travel. A portion of all bookings go back to support military quality of life programs. Members can feel confident knowing that their purchases are helping to fund events and activities made just for them.

Structured by Priceline, offers deals up to 50% off hotels to eligible members. With flights from all major airlines and split ticket options, to rental car savings up to 35% and best price guarantee, AFT has travel options for any mode of travel. Customers can also save when booking two or more products together using the Packages feature for flights, rental cars, or hotels.

For more information, visit Members can also follow  to message the AFT Team about login and pre-booking questions.

Disclaimer: The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products or services on the part of the VA.

By Ansley Heninger, Leisure Travel Program Analyst

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Published on Nov. 16, 2021

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  1. Elbert Huber November 23, 2021 at 10:38 am

    I, too, find this site impossible (not difficult, but impossible) to use. Cannot get validated as a veteran. Customer service is non-existent. No way to contact anyone. They do NOT respond to the “emails” sent via their website.

    I think the VA should STOP marketing this site.

  2. C Fred November 19, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Do Not, I repeat DO NOT utilize this site, it is a rip off. They say they guarantee the prices to be the lowest, lies, lies, lies, Priceline beats them all the time. The funny thing is , Priceline powers the site, don’t waste your time or money and customer service is a joke. They are trying to take advantage of Veterans, this should not be advertised on this site.

  3. Don November 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    From the VA email:

    “Disclaimer: The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products or services on the part of the VA”.

    When introducing a friend to another friend, I never include a “disclaimer”.

    Why would the VA introduce Veterans to a “Financial” service, without “vetting” that service?

    How can I trust any one or an organization that doesn’t “vet” or take “responsibility“ for their actions?

    How disappointing.

    Awhile ago, I signed up for one of the “VA Recommended” services. I still am getting a sLoad of unwanted emails from this service.

  4. No Name Just Want To Post My Comment November 19, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Well well, got the infamous “Ooops something went wrong” msg when enrolling. Oh well.

  5. Jonathon Bryan November 18, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    This is a phishing expedition preying on our veterans. Don’t enter your personal information to this scam, you’ll end up getting no savings or a “something went wrong” notice. If you already signed up, ask your banks and financial institutions to engage two-factor authentication on your accounts. Also expect tons of spam in both paper and electronic media.

  6. Eric M. November 18, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    I have experienced the same as many others. Price on Expedia is the same. No discount here.

  7. Larry McCl November 18, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    I havenever seen any of these sites actually work, I think they re just intened to get as much info as possible so they can spam you. While youre at it check out the American Legions Privacy Policy, you can’t get more dishonest than the American Legion.

  8. THOMAS W WORTMANN November 18, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    If I make the reservation without this site, the room tax is $50.00 and it says so on the hotels website, BUT, if I use this site, I save $5.00 on the room cost but now pay $100.00 in taxes. Why? What am I paying that is NOT a tax?

  9. Ralph J Barrella November 18, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    So when can we expect an answer to the Ooops something went wrong msg when enrolling ?
    All data entered as requested but……?

  10. Steve Askin November 18, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    All the correct information was entered and the site came back with “ineligible”. This is very frustrating to offer something that doesn’t actually work! The VA should check out this site before offering it.

    [Editor: Last night’s email went out to 12 million Veterans. It’s likely – and has happened several times with other services from previous emails – that our traffic overloaded their servers.]

  11. Mark Howell November 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Who can speak for the Vets and set this right?

  12. Pete Campbell November 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    I have used this site several times for late in the day hotel reservations and am very pleased with the site. So, Thank you!

  13. juan November 18, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    compared with other sites and is the same price… No savings

  14. VINCENT DEPALO November 18, 2021 at 12:19 pm


    • John November 18, 2021 at 6:06 pm

      Military service number went out in 1970, replaced by SS#. That is what I found out when I enlisted-Nov. 30, 1970.

  15. Ron Collver November 18, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Dear VA,

    Regarding the many complaints listed in the “Comments” section:
    This program is beginning to take on an odious aroma even before it gets off the ground.

    Regarding the agencies that agreed to offer us those attractive discounts but don’t live up to their word:
    VA, please hold their feet to the fire until they do or dump them so they don’t gum up the works so they
    don’t wreck this program that holds so much promise for us.

    Ron C

  16. HJ Heaney November 18, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Not sure about this site. Honorable discharge, get heathcare at VA, access, but site still considers me inelgible

  17. Brian November 18, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Prices for hotels are actually higher here than Expedia and Orbits with the same amount of travelers, room type, date, etc.

  18. Emmett November 18, 2021 at 9:21 am

    If you compare Priceline on their site and use it as a Civilian, a lot of deals were way cheaper by half. If you compare as Military, it doubles! All of them include taxes and fees. Why is this?

  19. Kristy Murray November 18, 2021 at 9:15 am

    I’m a disabled vet and am not eligible. It isn’t for all vets, just for active and retired.

  20. Ron November 18, 2021 at 9:10 am

    I am a Veteran and it allowed me to use it.

  21. Stan Harley November 18, 2021 at 8:44 am

    The system asks for my last four, my birth date, my last name. I have repeatedly entered this information correctly and the system response is “Oops..Something Went Wrong.” It then asks me for the same information again. I re-entered. Double checked for accuracy. Still get same error message. I don’t know what else to do.

  22. Clint DeLong November 18, 2021 at 8:29 am

    This website requires me to submit my full SSN. Seems Fishy!

  23. Harry Bassett November 18, 2021 at 12:53 am

    You say ALL veterans are eligible. American Forces Travel says ” Who is eligible” They say “active military. guard or reserve, USCG, retired military”

    • Mike Hartgrove November 18, 2021 at 8:34 am

      If you scroll to the bottom of the “who is eligible” list on the screen below it reads, all Veterans with a discharge status of honorable or general under honorable conditions. Just look deeper.

  24. Raymond E Gill Jr November 18, 2021 at 12:41 am

    That’s awesome I can use some thing like this

  25. Rich November 18, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Am I missing something? I just checked on this system for a flight from Denver to JFK for a March flight, also checked on the airline website. I got the same result. Zero saved.

  26. Eddie Hoedemaker November 18, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Looks like great times ahead

  27. Ronda November 17, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I checked the car rentals and they are almost double the price on this so-called discount then they are on without a veterans discount.

  28. Navarro Johnny November 17, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    I’ll have to remember to try this out for my next trip away from home. It sounds like a good deal for us Vet’s.

  29. Evangelis J Babauta November 17, 2021 at 11:09 pm


  30. David Circosta Sr November 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Isn’t there a requirement to have the COVID-19 shot in order to fly?
    Isn’t there also a requirement to have the shot to work with the VA?

  31. Barry C Wallace November 17, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    I’m a vet

  32. David Mathis November 17, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    This is BS. I have tried multiple to book Denver to Phoenix. Always same message… no flights available.

  33. Kathy Turner November 17, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I think it’s so great that the VA is doing so much for us veterans. I’ll be taking advantage of some of these deals. Just as soon as this pandemic is over.

  34. Warren Bible November 17, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Was not able to sign it keep trying to use my father last name with Sr after Bible I’m a Jr

  35. Gerald Dahl-James November 17, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    How do I get an access code. They asked for that on an inquiry and I gave the info, last name, last 4, birthday and no reference cod populated.

  36. Tracy Watson November 17, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Past time!

    Thank you

  37. Pat Dwyer November 17, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Every dollar saved counts when on a fixed income for disabled retirees.

  38. John Batten November 17, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Good timing. Excellent deals. Thx

  39. Ricky Coley November 17, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    How do I talk to an actual person

  40. Richard Ochoa November 17, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    What is the Airlines discount rate for veterans?

  41. John Pyles November 17, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    I never knew about this….Vietnam vet and fly a couple times a year. I’m excited to learn of this benefit.

  42. James Gladden November 17, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Seems interesting

  43. Johnny Lee Kimbriel November 17, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Compared price with same dates and same hotel in Hawaii. Travelocity about 220 dollars difference for a week

  44. Tom Watt November 17, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Hard to figure out what cites r available

  45. William Ardilio November 17, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    This site is asking for my full SS number. I do not like to do that on the internet. Is there another way to verify or sign up?

  46. Delano Pitters November 17, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    As a Army Vet I tried to apply for a discount and couldn’t get enrolled

  47. Mark L November 17, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Do yourself a favor, have another window open, while you’re checking prices, with another travel website on it, to compare. In most cases, during recent travel, I found the Armed Forces Travel website to actually be equal to Expedia in price. A couple times, a few bucks more. Once, a few bucks less. Savvy shoppers don’t trust any site to automatically be the lowest price!

  48. William James Pringle November 17, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    I appreciate these special deals and I think the VA is a wonderful benefit.

  49. William James Pringle November 17, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for this for all veterans who served honorably.

  50. Alfred Thieme Jr November 16, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Good service

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