Pre-Trip Authorization for Direct-Billed Airfare

Effective October 1, 2010, the Pre-Trip Authorization program (PTA) will be the way to pay for direct-billed airfare. BruinBuy orders will no longer be accepted.

Training for using the PTA and the new online booking options is being offered by the UC Travel Center. You can register via the Learning Management System (LMS) under Campus Human Resources.

Note that for the PTA program:

  • All departments, including the Medical Center will have access.
  • A PTA can be created for individual travel as well as group travel.
  • PTAs are used for direct billing of airfare only.
  • PTAs should be received by 3 p.m. for tickets to be issued the same day. PTAs received after 3 p.m. may not be processed until the following day.



UC Travel Services
Phone: (310) 206-2639 or (800) 235-UCLA (8252) | Fax: (310) 794-2703 | Mail Code: 143348

CST# 2046415-70

Travel Accounting
Email: | Fax: (310) 794-3509


10920 Wilshire Boulevard, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6541


Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed