The university has a contract with American Airlines for business travel. Negotiated discounts are only available when booking airfare reservations through the university’s designated travel agency, CTP, using the online U-M Travel Booking Tool or via agent assistance.
See the “Additional Information” tab for the many perks available for U-M travelers under the American Airlines contract.
Refer to SPG 507.10-1 Travel and Business Hosting Expense Policy for guidance on booking travel for U-M business.
Airfare reservations can be made through the U-M online Travel Booking Tool, Lightning, or via agent assistance.
The U-M Travel Portal and Lightning can also be reached through Wolverine Access from the “Travel Booking” tile.
CTP Agent Assistance
Phone: (877) 804-3688 or (402) 252-4404 if calling internationally
In addition to negotiated discounts on applicable fare classes, American Airlines offers the university the following perks. To access these perks, the business travel reservation must be booked with the university’s designated travel agency, CTP, online or with an agent, and the traveler’s AAdvantage membership number must be in the reservation.
Enroll in AAdvantage and add your membership number to your CTP Travel Profile today to access these great benefits on your future business flights!
Complimentary Priority Privileges
American Airlines offers U-M business travelers priority check-in and boarding. They also offer higher priority and automatic flight re-accommodation during irregular operations.
Complimentary Preferred Seating
U-M business travelers have access to preferred seating through the AA preferred seat website or AA’s mobile app. This resource allows travelers to book seats that are otherwise reserved, such as window and aisle locations. To take advantage of this benefit, travelers should visit seatselect.aa.com. Input your last name and PNR and select your desired seat, if available.
American Airlines Flex Funds
Flex Funds are an allotment of funds that are available for CTP to use for U-M ticket changes at reduced rates. Contact CTP for details.
Name Change Program
The American Airlines Name Change Program allows CTP to transfer airline tickets from one person to another when the flight was booked through CTP, either online or with an agent. This provides units more flexibility in applying the value of unused tickets towards a new booking, allowing better use of university funds. American Airlines name changes are processed with a $100 service fee + change fee.
Under the University of Michigan contract employees have access to the American Airlines Leisure for Corporate Travelers Program. This program offers discounts on your leisure travel for yourself, your family, or extended family members. Go to the America Airlines for Business website and enter your company email address to get started.
General Goods & Services Team Procurement.firstname.lastname@example.org