The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Central Travel Office hosts webinars to educate and inform UC travelers on travel benefits and topics. Click the session title to register for the session(s) that interest you:
- Myth or Truth: Connexxus Fares are More Expensive - September 7 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes)
Airfare inventory is deliberatively complex and airlines achieve maximum sales by managing every seat on every flight. Join us to learn more about the various types of economy airfare and how Connexxus agencies have access to all fares.
- Hazards of Booking Highly Restrictive Airfare - September 7 at noon (30 minutes)
How do you make sure that the airfare you choose is right for you, your traveler, and your budget? Learn how to recognize the types of economy fares and how airlines charge ancillary fees after the fact to make up for low fares.
- Introduction to Connexxus - September 8 at 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
New to UC? New to Connexxus? Join us and explore how to get the most out of the Connexxus portal, including quick tips for beginners on how to book travel online with BCD/Balboa Travel.
- Travel Perks, Beyond Discounts - September 14 at 11 a.m. (30 minutes)
Airlines, hotels and car rental companies offer UC travelers plenty of value-added benefits such as: priority boarding or preferred standby; accessible seat maps before they open to the public; upgraded status or status match opportunities; and much more.
- Found it Cheaper Elsewhere? Can UC Match it? - September 14 at noon (30 minutes)
Discover an independent method of booking travel that allows you to start where you like and still receive UC rates and benefits. This option is outside of the Connexxus portal, which makes it perfect for those who do not have access to Connexxus.
- Car Rental and Insurance Coverage - September 15 at 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
UC's system-wide car rental program with Enterprise, Hertz, National, Dollar, and Thrifty, offers business travelers economical pricing that usually includes comprehensive insurance coverage. Join us for tips on how to book UC rates easily and what coverage is included.
- Fly America Act - October 20 at 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
This policy generally provides that foreign air travel funded by Federal Government money may only be conducted on United States air carriers. We will explore the many nuances of what this means with special guest Jeff Pennington, Executive Director - Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley.
Recorded version and FAQs for previous webinars are available in the Video and Resources sections of the Connexxus portal. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about these sessions, email the UCOP Travel Office at [email protected]