When travelling, we recommend that you consider the use of one of our preferred airlines.

These preferred airlines offer discounts off select airfares and are only available through UBC's travel program booking methods. To protect credit card and personal data, employees will need a profile for both the traveller and travel arranger. 

To be compliant with UBC Travel and Related Expenses Policy (FM8) travellers and/or travel arrangers should choose flights by the lowest fare (UBC preferred or non-preferred airlines), and on the most direct route. The selection of fare type and airline should not be solely based on the accumulation of frequent traveller points or benefits.


  • Discounts are offered on UBC preferred airlines on select airfare types, subject to availability
  • Discounted fares are only available through Concur or DirectTravel.

Participating Airlines

  • Air Canada
    • Lufthansa (AC Code)
    • United Airlines (AC Code)
    • All Nippon Airlines (AC Code)
  • WestJet
  • Cathay Pacific
  • American Arilines
  • Delta, KLM (points can be earned by the traveller and UBC)

Review Air Canada Fair Attributes for North America

Frequent Traveller Programs

UBC's Travel and Related Expense Policy FM8, allows for the accumulation of points. The points earned by UBC related travel should be put towards future UBC travel. Register for frequent traveller programs with any or all of the airlines below. To ensure the automated accumulation of points, insert the membership number into your UBC Concur traveller profile.

To avoid booking errors and non-tracking of points, use your full legal name for your frequent traveller accounts, which match your travel documents and your Concur Traveller profile.