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Discounted Rates Through Connexxus

Find out how to get discounted rates for airfare, hotel, and car rental (including insurance coverage) through Connexxus for UC San Diego business travel.

To book travel, follow the instructions on the Connexxus Travel Program page.

Current discounts and benefits are listed in the Connexxus portal under Why Connexxus.

Discounts available through Connexxus include an automated price matching feature that scouts Connexxus bookings (made via Balboa Travel) for a drop in airfare cost; if a lower fare is found within 24 hours of booking the ticket is reissued to the traveler at the lower price. This discount is applicable to business or personal travel and requires no action on the part of the traveler.

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Airfare discounts range from 2% - 6% for domestic and 3% to 55% for international.  Individual airlines may offer additional perks such as priority boarding, seat selection, and involuntary denied boarding protection.  Airlines include:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Delta
  • Emirates
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jet Blue
  • LAN Airlines
  • Quantas
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Southwest
  • United

 See guidelines for Purchasing Airfare for UC San Diego Business Travel.


These hotel chains offer discounted rates through Connexxus:

  • Marriott Hotels:  Up to 20% off best available rates
  • Club Quarters: Flat UC rate in 16 city locations
  • Wyndham Hotel Group: Up tp 15%- 32% best available rates

See guidelines for Meals, Lodging, and Per Diem.

Rental car

The rental rates displayed within Connexxus include insurance coverage, and additional benefits also include:


  • Enrollment in Hertz #1 Club Gold (fee of $60 waived)
  • Mobile Gold Alerts - Get Mobile Gold Alerts sent to your phone to let you know which car you will be driving and where it is parked the minute it is ready.

Enterprise & National

  • Enrollment in Emerald Club (fee of $50 waived)
  • Earn with Emerald by renting with Enterprise and National
  • Arrival Alerts - with Arrival Alerts from National, you’ll receive notification within 1 hour of your rental that includes reservation number and National location, directions to car rental location from the airport terminal, services your location offers and confirmation of Aisle or non-Aisle locations
  • eReceipts - with Drop & GoSM service you can drop off the car and be on your way

Dollar & Thrifty

See guidelines for Renting a Car for UC San Diego Business Travel.

Note: UC employees and students are prohibited from renting 15-passenger vans from rental car agencies for university business travel due to safety concerns.

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Note: this page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/rentalcar

Notice: UC San Diego travel policy, as published in Blink, is decisive. It has been adapted to UC San Diego's organization, delegation of authority, terminology, chart of accounts and processing applications. The source for UC San Diego travel policy is UC Travel Policy and Regulations (PDF).