All About Connexxus

What is Connexxus?

It's a new UC-wide travel program developed as part of the University’s Strategic Sourcing Initiative. Connexxus offers University travelers excellent pricing options for airfares, hotels and car rentals through a secure web portal, with options ranging from full agent assistance to online booking.

What are the benefits of Connexxus?

Connexxus offers:

  • Reduced car rental rates, with full insurance coverage from Hertz, National and Enterprise.
  • Significant hotel discounts from Marriott, Starwood and Wyndham hotels.
  • Air travel discounts on American, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue and Virgin America.
  • A special UC Rapid Rewards Program on Southwest Airlines for Connexxus travelers. Logon to the Connexxus Portal using the link below. Then, once inside the Connexxus Portal, click on Southwest under Partner Programs on the left side of the page for more details on this program.

All travel booked through the Connexxus system is automatically forwarded to the University’s travel insurance provider, and no further registration is required. 

How do I use Connexxus?

Access the system through the Connexxus portal. In addition to the online booking tools available through the Connexxus Portal, UCLA is implementing a separate pre-trip authorization process that will replace the BruinBuy method of payment for airline ticket direct billing.

New Enhancements to Pre-Trip Authorization

Effective immediately we’ve added two new enhancements to the Pre-Trip Authorization program. First, on the Welcome page, we have added a Search function. This will enable you to search for PTAs that you have created or where you are the traveler by PTA number. In addition, by using the Advance Search option, you can search by travel date, account number or traveler last name. 

Second, we have added a new option to allow you to email your PTA information directly to a UC Travel agent. After you submit the PTA you will see a red envelope underneath the PTA number. Click the envelope and you will see a list of travel agent names. Select your agent and click on the “Send Email” button. And if you have any questions about PTAs, you can always email us at pretrip@finance.ucla.edu

 

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