Official visitors may make reservations and purchase airline tickets from the source of their choice and then seek reimbursement for all allowable expenses from the University. The downside of this is the visitor cannot take advantage of the State contract airfares. If the department wishes to use the State fares, the Business Travel Account (BTA) must be used and ticketed through Corporate Travel. This prepays the airfare and places the charge onto the mandatory JPMorgan Chase account.

   If you are called on to make the reservation, here are some items you may need to keep in mind.