Can I use my Procurement Card for online
The University Travel office would like to pass along some very important
information to those of you who use the UI Procurement Card to purchase
airfare on-line. As a security measure, for e-tickets booked online,
airlines now require that the traveler have in their possession the
credit card that was used to purchase the ticket. You may be asked
to show the card prior to check in or boarding. This is true whether
the ticket is booked directly on the airline’s Web page (UAL.com, AA.com,
etc) or an on-line booking agency (i.e. travelocity.com).
If an individual does not have the exact credit card used for the purchase,
they may be denied boarding and be asked to step out of line and go
to a phone to book a new ticket with a credit card they have with them.
Airlines do not require this extra security measure for tickets booked
through a travel agency or for paper tickets.
In order to avoid problems at check in and boarding the following
solutions are recommended:
- If booking on-line, use the Procurement
Card in the name of the traveler so that the card can be taken
with the traveler to the airport. (Note: A cardholder is not
allowed to send their card with another individual in travel
- If you are using a “departmental” Procurement Card or the PCard
of an individual other than the traveler, book your ticket(s) through
one of the UI’s Preferred Travel agencies or another reputable agency.
- Request a paper ticket rather than an E-Ticket. Note that most
airlines now charge if paper tickets are requested and are moving
towards eliminating paper tickets completely on itineraries that
are eligible for E-tickets. ↑top