Is it true that the Travel Center will reserve any flight that a traveler requests?
No, the Travel Center will communicate to the traveler what flight options are available. However, the traveler does have the option to pick their flight.
The Travel Center prepared my Form 17 and there is an airline price quote attached. Is this the ticket that you will purchase for me?
No, this is only a price quote that shows the estimated cost of an airline ticket. The Travel Center will be in contact with the traveler regarding specific airline prefences. We do not puchase any airline ticket without first consulting the traveler.
I’v heard that if I use the Travel Center to purchase my airline ticket or make my hotel reservations, I cannot keep my frequent flyer miles or my hotel rewards. Is this true?
No, when the Travel Center purchases your airline ticket we will give the airline your frequent flyer number.
When the Travel Center reserves your hotel room we will give the hotel your reward number.
**Please note that you will need to provide us with your reward numbers each time you request travel arrangements. We do not keep that information on file. We also recommend that you check/review the activity on your reward account.
Is it true that the Travel Center will limit the expenses for a Traveler?
No, the traveler is limited by the funds that are set by their department.
Will the Travel Center reimburse me for subsistence (food allowance)?
Subsistence will or will not be paid, based on department regulations. Please check with your department to see if they allow subsistence.
Is it true that the Travel Center will reserve my hotel room?
Yes, we can reserve your hotel room. We can also pay a one-night deposit if required by the hotel. However, we do not prepay the total hotel charge. This will need to be paid by the traveler and then the traveler will be reimbursed on a Form 25 upon submission of receipts.
How does Purdue calculate the mileage rate?
The mileage rate is based on IRS regulations. Please see Subsistence Rate for more information. Some state grant mileage reimbursements will be a lower ate.
Where can I find a current subsistence rate?
Please look under Related Links in Quick Clicks on the Travel Center webpage. Click on the Subsistence Rates page and be sure to look under M&IE rate. This rates are updated every October.
Do I need an approved Form 17 to take students off campus?
Yes, an approved Form 17 is required when taking students off campus. You may attach a listing of the names of the students who will be traveling with you to the Form 17.