Pre-Trip Authorization Launch
The UC Travel Center is excited to announce that the newly upgraded Pre-Trip Authorization (PTA) system is now live!
The PTA system is the only way to pay for direct-billed airfare for UCLA, UC Merced and UCOP business travel.
E-Learning Course Now Available
To help you familiarize yourself with the new system, we have created a short e-learning course, which can be found at the button below.
If your job requires creating and submitting Pre-Trip Authorization requests to authorize direct bill travel arrangements, it is highly recommend that you take this e-learning course as soon as possible.
If you are a Travel Arranger, admin/support staff or if you are arranging travel for yourself on UC business, this course will walk you through the PTA submission process.
You must have an active, 9-digit University ID and password, and access to the Internet.
Through detailed screencast videos of various PTA screens, you will learn:
- how to navigate within the PTA system
- how to create Pre-Trip Authorization for employees and non-employees when paying with direct bill for air travel
- how to select and allocate the FAU
- how to submit and email a PTA to approvers and travel agents