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Booking Air Travel for UCI Business
UCI does not require travelers or travel arrangers to use any particular method or tool for booking airfare or other types of travel. However, the Connexxus Travel Portal is highly recommended and supported by the University.
Connexxus is the UC managed travel program is a secure Web portal for booking university business travel. It automatically gives you access to UC negotiated prices for airfare, hotels, and car rentals. Connexxus also provides a UC employee discount on select California rail travel.
Booking with Connexxus
If you haven't yet become a Connexxus user, follow the instructions for signing up on this page. Includes information about how to log into the Connexxis portal to book airfare, rentals cars, and lodging.
Use this guide to rent a car for university business travel. Generally speaking, you should only rent an intermediate or smaller sized car from one of the rental car companies with a contract with the University of California: Enterprise, Hertz, National, Dollar or Thrifty.
Paying for Meals and Lodging
Depending on the location and duration of your trip, you will use either a per diem rate (for international trips or domestic assignments over 30 days) or a set Meal and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) maximum.
Fly America Act
Federal Travel Regulations require that U.S. carriers must be used for travel that is to be reimbursed from federal grants and contracts. This policy is called the Fly America Act.
Travel Benefits at UCI
Business Travel Accident Insurance provides coverage for a wide variety of accidents and incidents to official university business travelers when away from the campus or primary workplace.