How to seek an airfare price match
Here is how it works:
- CTP will determine whether the advertised fare is actually available. If it is, CTP will provide the opportunity to buy it through the agency's booking tools.
- If the exact itinerary and fare is not available, CTP will provide comparable options that meet the core needs of the business travel. Maintaining status with a particular airline should not be cause for selection when comparable options are provided that meet the needs of the business travel.
- If no match or comparable options are available, the Travel Office will work with the individual to determine the best solution, including consideration for Pre-Authorized Exception to purchase airfare from an alternate source.
Price Match Request submissions will be processed for Ohio State employees with an approved T# for business travel. Comparisons for airfare that are not representative of the business travel dates/destination or do not have an approved T# will be returned.
Note: While low fares can be found with web resellers and consolidators, these fares typically involve unacceptable conditions for business travel, such as nonrefundable fares, “hidden” fees, or restrictions that are impactful to meeting the core needs of business travel.