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 can also be reserved for guests, if on behalf of business. All airfare for University Business must be reserved through The University of Miami Travel Portal. Groups Travel of 10 or more may qualify for group rates, which would require individual contracts. 

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American Airlines

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  • 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. Before requesting for a status match, travelers should have full intentions of trying to shift loyalty to American Airlines as it will be difficult to maintain multiple airline statuses which may result in the loss of an existing status.

    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 the American Airlines Travel Hub.

    University of Miami employees and students can also take advantage of AA Vacations year around offerings. 

  • 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.

    Employees and Students: Save an extra 10% on leisure hotel and car rentals when you book a JetBlue vacations flight + hotel package by 3/31/21 with code CSSAVE10.

    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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    Southwest special offerDiscount agreement is for business travel only.

  • Terms and Conditions

    Must be a Rapid Rewards member to take advantage of this offer. Not a Rapid Rewards member? Please select the enroll link under the 'Rapid Rewards' tab on SWABIZ.com®, or click here to register. Please visit the SouthWest Airlines website for full terms and conditions.

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

    Break From Business Discounts:

    Up to 10% off domestic travel and varying discounts on international travel through April 1, 2021. Offer is only valid for employees and students with a current University of Miami email. For more information and instructions, please click here. @miami.edu registrations, click here.