Airline Discounts & Programs

The Department of Travel Management has partnered with several airlines to provide University of Miami faculty, staff, and students discounts for business. Flights may also be reserved for guests. All airfare for University Business must be reserved through The University of Miami Travel Portal. Group Travel of 10 or more may require additional consultation.

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American Airlines

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  • Business Discounts and Offers

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    The University of Miami has entered into a discount agreement with American Airlines and their joint business partners: British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, and Japan Airlines. This partnership provides University of Miami discounts to all destinations from the United States, and provides University travelers additional perks. Discount agreement is for business travel only*Basic Economy does not apply. Discounted rates are automatically applied when booking through the Travel Portal.

  • Additional Benefits

    Booking American Airlines tickets through The University of Miami Portal provides travelers with additional benefits listed below. 

    Seats and Additional Benefits
    After purchasing flights through the University of Miami Travel portal and selected the available seats, upgraded preferred seats can be assigned complimentary for University of Miami travelers, either by visiting aa.com or the American Airlines app. (Note: this does not include Main Cabin Extra seats.)

    University travelers will also get access to Group 4 Priority Boarding, Priority Check-in, and Priority Security with American. (Note: benefits are not available if traveler books a basic economy itinerary.)

    AAdvantage Loyalty Program
    If you are not already enrolled with the American Airlines loyalty program, AAdvantage, enroll today to start earning points and special unique benefits for business travel on American Airlines, OneWorld partners, and other participating airlines and partners. Travelers can learn more about the AAdvantage program by visiting the AA website.

    Once enrolled, update your University of Miami travel profile with your frequent flyer number to earn miles toward all business travel.

    Status Match Opportunity
    Travelers who currently have status with competing airlines, as listed below, can request for a one-time status match through American Airlines if proof of comparable status is provided. 

    Example:
    Current Status Eligible* Status Match
    Delta Silver Medallion,
    United Premier Silver
    AAdvantage Gold
    Delta Gold Medallion,
    United Premier Gold
    AAdvantage Platinum

    Name Change Waivers
     
    Name change waivers for unused tickets can be extended for business travel. This benefit is ideal for unused tickets that are under a traveler no longer with the University or a traveler that will not need to travel by the unused ticket's expiration date. To request a name change waiver on an unused ticket, or see if your ticket is eligible, please contract Travel Management at travel@miami.edu.

  • Leisure

    Travelers can access leisure discounts* and so much more, on AA Vacations.

  • Terms and Conditions

    Terms and conditions can be found in accordance to each individual ticket type when booking on the travel portal.

JetBlue

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    As part of JetBlue’s partnership with University of Miami; University travelers receive exclusive discounts to all JetBlue destinations. Discounted rates are automatically applied when booking through the Travel Portal. Discount agreement is for business travel only.

  • Additional Benefits

    University of Miami travelers recieve additional perks like tons of legroom, free wi-fi, complimentary seat assignments, nonstop entertainment and more! Requests can done directly through JetBlue after an airline ticket is issued through the University of Miami Travel Portal. Read more about JetBlue corporate benefits here.

  • Terms and Conditions

    Terms and conditions can be found in accordance to each individual ticket type when booking on the travel portal.

  • Leisure

    Add VIP perks & savings to your OOO.

    From resort credits and upgrades to welcome gifts and freebies, elevate your trip with exclusive, high-value resort perks worth $100 (or more!) that you can only get by booking with JetBlue Vacations to select resorts.

    Book now at jetbluevacations.com. Valid on travel through 6/16/2021. Terms apply.

Southwest Airlines

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  • Business Discounts and Offers

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    The University of Miami has entered into a discount agreement with Southwest Airlines. Save your university money when booking travel through your preferred partnership with Southwest Airlines!  Discounts available on Business Select® fares, Anytime fares, and select Wanna Get Away® fares to and from all Southwest Airlines domestic and international destinations until 12/31/2021. Discounted rates are automatically applied when booking through the Travel Portal.

     

  • Additional Benefits

    Booking Southwest tickets through The University of Miami Portal provides travelers with additional benefits listed below. 

    • Name-change waivers for unused tickets, must contact Travel Management at travel@miami.edu 
    • The Rapid Rewards® program offers unlimited rewards seats, no blackout dates, no seat restrictions, and your points never expire!  As a Rapid Rewards Member, you earn points by flying or spending with Southwest Airlines’ partners and can use them how and when you want. To learn more, go to www.swabiz.com/rapidrewards/about.
    • At Southwest Airlines, we don’t assign seats on our flights, so feel free to sit in any available seat once you board the plane. Improve your boarding position with products such as EarlyBird®, Business Select®, and Upgraded Boarding. 
    • Onboard a Southwest flight you can stream live TV for free on your WiFi-enabled device, or buy internet access for only $8/day!
    • Two bags fly free and if you need to change an upcoming flight itinerary, you’ll only pay the cost in fare difference.

  • Leisure

    Disounted rates are extended to employees and students for lesiure, when purchased through The University of Miami Travel Portal

  • Terms and Conditions

    Offers valid beginning 04/15/2021 through 12/31/2021 when you book exclusively through your company’s online booking tool. Price is subject to change. May not be available full duration of flight. In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content. First and second checked bags fly free. Weight and size limit apply. Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to departure may result in forfeited Travel Funds.

United Airlines

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    The University of Miami has entered into a discount academia agreement with United Airlines and participating airlines. This partnership provides University of Miami discounts to all destinations from the United States, and provides University travelers additional perks. Discount agreement is for business travel only.*Basic Economy does not apply. Discounted rates are automatically applied when booking through the Travel Portal.

     

  • Additional Benefits

    Get 5,000 bonus miles! In recognition of our relationship, United Airlines is offering all University of Miami employees and students traveling for the University the chance to earn 5,000 MileagePlus bonus award miles when flying for business. Simply register for this promotion, book your business travel and complete your flight by January 31, 2021 to receive your bonus miles.

    Make sure to register before you start booking. (https://promotions.united.com/offers/umwelcome) 

    Review Terms and Conditions of our MileagePlus bonus miles offer here

  • Terms and Conditions

    Terms and conditions can be found in accordance to each individual ticket type when booking on the travel portal.

  • Leisure

    Enjoy varying discounts on yourglobal travel in any cabin, except Basic Economy. Full offers & instructions found here