Compare Options to Book Flights

Possible Scenarios and Associated Instructions

Fulfill the Federal Small Business Requirements for Federal Funds or EPA Grants

  • Log in to ConnexUC
  • Go to the 'Federal Small Business' program under the 'Customized Programs' section
  • A credit card is required
  • You will need to register for UC Travel Insurance

Book Travel for a Student Group or Athletic Program

  • Log in to ConnexUC
  • STA Travel Services specializes in group travel
  • For team travel, arrangements are made through Anthony Travel
  • Contact information is under the 'Customized Programs' section

Use a Preferred Search Engine (Expedia, Kayak,, etc.) and Still Get UC Rates

  • Log in to ConnexUC
  • Use Short’s Travel agency’s 'Find It' plug‐in
  • Please refer to the 'Book Online Now' menu for more information
  • Once set up, there will be no need to log in to ConnexUC, but you do need a email address
  • A credit card is required
  • Travel will be covered under UC Travel Insurance

Use Southwest Wanna Get Away Web Fares or Bonus Reward Points

  • Log in to ConnexUC
  • Click the 'SWABIZ' link to go to the Southwest website
  • All Southwest fares will reflect available UC discounts and rewards benefits
  • A credit card is required
  • You will need to register for UC Travel Insurance

Book a Flight

  • Make reservations through BCD Travel (using Concur) or UC Travel Center (using NuTravel)
  • Book online or contact an agent by telephone
  • Both agencies accept a Direct Bill ID if charging the airfare directly to the university (including Southwest) or pay with a personal credit card or a Corporate Travel Card
  • You will automatically be registered for UC Travel Insurance
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You can also use ConnexUC to book a hotel, rental car, or Amtrak ticket.