Travel by Air and Train
Air and train travel arrangements may be made by the approved traveler by utilizing the campus’s Business Travel Account (BTA). Travelers may also book air and train arrangements on their own. It is the employee’s obligation to strive to obtain the lowest-cost coach accommodations available. If a traveler choses another carrier that is not under state contract, the traveler is obligated to provide a quote from Direct Travel, our campus BTA. This is required with all Travel Vouchers and Travel Card reconcilations.
Please note: First time users of the contracted agent will need to have a traveler profile created in order to obtain air or train fare. Please contact the Travel Services department to complete this.
The Travel Services Department should be notified of any unused tickets. If a trip is cancelled at the direction of Buffalo State, the traveler will not be responsible for any costs incurred. If a trip is cancelled or changed by the traveler for the traveler’s convenience or for personal reasons, he/she will be responsible for all additional costs incurred.
IMPORANT INFORMATION FOR DOMESTIC AIR TRAVELERS:
Beginning on October 1, 2020, the Federal Real ID Act will be enforced and travelers who choose to use a state-issued driver’s license as a source of identification for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints will need to ensure they are compliant with Real ID.
The Federal Real ID Act imposes stricter security requirements for state-issued driver’s licenses and other forms of identification, and it will take effect on October 1, 2020. Once the Real ID Act is in place, every air traveler will need to provide Real ID-compliant identification in order to board domestic flights.
How do I know if I have a Real ID?
Check and see if the upper right corner of your license contains a star inside of a circle (or for California residents, a star on a golden bear). If it does, your license is certified as Real ID, and no further action is required. If you are unsure if your license is Real ID-compliant, please consult the Department of Homeland Security website at www.dhs.gov/real-id.
How do I obtain a Real ID?
You will need to go to your DMV and present an appropriate form of identification as defined by your state. For state-specific details, visit www.dhs.gov/real-id and select your state. You will be redirected to your state’s DMV website where you can find further information.
What happens if I do not have Real ID after October 1, 2020?
Beginning on October 1, 2020, any individual with a driver’s license that is not Real ID-compliant will need to present another acceptable form of identification, such as a valid U.S. passport, in order to board domestic flights.
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