Travel Agencies

The University of Iowa currently has two preferred travel agencies to provide assistance in obtaining airline tickets, making hotel/motel reservations and securing car rentals.  They are Meacham Travel Service and Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel.  They issue electronic tickets (E-tickets) so that no ticket delivery is necessary.  The required documentation will be sent or e-mailed to you prior to departure.

To get the best price on airfare, it is important to book the flight in advance, usually 14 days in advance for domestic flights. Airfare usually drops considerably when the traveler stays at least one Saturday overnight at the destination. Payment usually has to be made within 24 hours of the reservation and is normally non-refundable. Fares are not guaranteed until tickets are issued. Tickets purchased at these agencies are subject to service fees to cover the cost of booking and professional services provided.  Fees are $35 for domestic and $50 for international tickets.


Preferred Airlines

These discounts may be applied to tickets for Official University of Iowa business travel only and must be ticketed through our UI Preferred Travel Agencies.  This includes guests coming to the University of Iowa as well as UI students/faculty/staff traveling on University business.  Restrictions apply; agencies will verify discounts.


Delta / Air France / KLM / Alitalia

Domestic Tickets issued for travel between May 1, 2013-April 29, 2016

Ticket Classes F,A, J, C, D, Y are eligible for a 6-7% discount
Classes B, M, H, Q are eligible for a 4-5% discount
Classes K, L, U, T are eligible for a 2% discount

International Tickets issued for travel between May 1, 2013-April 29, 2016

All fares discounted 2%

American Airlines/ Finnair/ Japan Airlines/ Qantas

Business Extra Program - Members only earn points from purchased, eligible, published-fare tickets on eligible flights booked in eligible fare classes for travel on (1) American Airlines, (2) British Airways, Iberia, and (3) Business Extra program select codeshare participants including Finnair, Japan Airlines and Qantas, ticketed through American Airlines.

Points are collected and distributed to each Org/College based on qualified spend.  Please contact Denise Hyche for more information.