The cost of airfare should be the lowest available commensurate with the requirements and itinerary of the trip. Policy normally requires travelers to use economy class. Business class or first class may only be authorized for exceptional circumstances.

Use AggieTravel to book airfare 
  • Access to all UC negotiated discounts with airlines, car rentals and hotels.
  • Travel Insurance via UC Risk Services automatically applied for business related travel.
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Book airfare with our Connexxus partners 

Connexxus has partnered with the following travel agencies to provide specialized services to University faculty, staff and guests. The travel agencies within the Connexxus program offer access to the University's negotiated travel rates with airlines, cars and hotels. 

  • BCD Travel (877) 885-8632 option 3
  • STA Travel (800) 616-1299
  • UC Travel Center (800) 235-8252
  • Southwest SWABIZ (800) 435-9792
  • Anthony Travel
  • Shorts Travel Management


  • Balance the chance that a trip will be canceled or changed to a different date against achievable savings from using penalty and non-refundable fares.
  • When working with a travel agency, advise the agent when you are flexible about your departure and return times to increase your likelihood of getting an economical fare.
  • When working with a local travel agent, request that your travel be paid with the campus CTS Account or your Travel card to eliminate the need for you to spend your own money out-of-pocket.

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