Air Travel

GW Travel Discounts

GW has airline discounts available through the following carriers:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines

These discounts are only available through iBuy+ Travel. They cannot be accessed through the airline websites or other web-based booking sites. When booking air travel, these contracted air carriers should be given first consideration along with the university’s policy of choosing lowest fare.

Requirements for International Travel on Federal Funds:

Employees traveling on federal funds are required by 49 U.S.C. 40118, commonly referred to as the "Fly America Act," to use United States air carrier service for all air travel and cargo transportation services funded by the United States Government. One major exception to this act is the option to utilize a code-share carrier referring to a foreign carrier flight that is being operated by an American flag carrier. In these instances, the reservation will reflect the code of the American flag carrier and its flight number. 

There are a number of exceptions to the Fly America Act that are outlined in the Fly America Act Exception (pdf)This document must be completed, signed and submitted with the traveler’s expenses in iBuy+ Expense Reporting. Included in these exceptions are the four bilateral/multilateral “Open Skies Agreements” established by the federal government.

Airport Security        

TSA Security Requirements

Global Entry Program - Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.  Apply Today!