Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Today's Message

Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Important Airline Travel Update

A new airline contract between New York State and Child Travel New York Inc. (also known as Albany Travel) went into effect in January, and new procedures have been implemented. When planning airline travel for official business purposes, please start by using the campus’s Business Travel Account with Child Travel as outlined in Buffalo State's travel policy.

Buffalo State airline travelers are encouraged to establish a profile with Child Travel as soon as possible by contacting Mary Taylor or Dave Lysiak in the Travel Services Office. Child Travel agents will not set up a profile for the traveler over the phone. Information needed for this profile is brief and must be provided to Buffalo State's travel services manager, ext. 4117. Soon after this information is submitted to Travel Services, Child Travel will send a welcome e-mail to the traveler's e-mail address, providing registration and training instructions to access the Online Travel Reservation System (Concur). Once a profile is established, travelers can book airfare through Child Travel over the phone with an agent or through the website at a reduced fee. Airline and rail transaction fees through the Online Travel Reservation System (Concur) are $4.95. This is significantly less than the agent-assisted airline transaction fee of $14.95.

Any traveler who does not have a profile with Child Travel but needs to book airline travel immediately should provide Buffalo State’s agency ID number to the agent. Buffalo State’s agency ID number is 28160.

Please call the Travel Services Office at ext. 4117 with questions or to set up a user profile with Child Travel.

Submitted by: Mary F Taylor
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