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Policies and Procedures

Procedure 1304.2 – Purchasing an Airfare Ticket

December 1, 2000
Last Updated
December 18, 2014
Last Reviewed
December 18, 2014
Responsible University Officer
Director of Systems and Operations
Responsible Unit
Systems and Operations

Procedure Statement

University travelers may have their airfare directly charged to the University and avoid any out-of-pocket cost by using the Central Airfare Billing System (CABS). CABS is also used in conjunction with the Web Travel system to reserve, issue, and pay for airline tickets. Travel advances are not issued for airfare.

Forms and Instructions

The CABS is a web-based system accessed via New FRED and available for ticket purchases for both employees and non-employees. A training manual can be found on the Finance and Accounting Training webpage.

System Access Request information

Related Data



December 18, 2014: Updated information on airfare advances.
October 1, 2014: Updated training information.
March 14, 2012
February 11, 2011: Added link for 1304.2.1f.
January 4, 2011