If you are being reimbursed for airfare----Travelers
on federal-funded trips must book the lowest priced coach/economy
class airfare available. Travelers outside the continental United
States must travel on U.S. affiliate carriers at coach rates when
at all possible. Along with the Fly America Act, there have been some Open Skies Agreements between the US and some countries where federal funded transportation is allowed. This includes the EU, and in some cases Australia, Switzerland, and Japan. Of course any rules specified by the grant comes first.
* Notre Dame's Policy:
* A decision tree:
* US General Services Administration:
Be sure to keep all airline tickets/receipts. For E-tickets we will need a copy of 2 of the following elements as support:
Itinerary reflecting airline, flight numbers, departure/arrival dates and times, and
Receipt listing total flight cost, payment method (e.g., Visa ************1234),
and evidence of full payment. OR Passenger receipt (Obtain at the check in counter or at the KIOSK machines) Please note: boarding passes are not accepted as receipts.
Note: Itinerary/Receipt requirements may be
satisfied by the same summary document depending upon method used
by the airlines or travel company.
If the on-line receipts to support travel-related
expenditures reflect proper cost and evidence of full payment, additional
substantiation via copies of credit card statements reflecting the
charge will not be required.
South Bend Regional Airport:
Coach USA (buses) (Chicago to South Bend)
If you prefer to fly into Chicago and use Coach
USA bus lines to get to South Bend: visit this website: http://www.coachusa.com/tristateunitedlimo/.
Arrive 25 minutes before time of departure. You have the choice
of a round-trip or one-way ticket . The bus will take you to the
South Bend Airport or directly to Notre Dame campus. Many people
have used the option and find it to be a pleasant trip.
South Shore Line (Chicago to South Bend)
Another option to flying into Chicago is the Chicago's
South Shore Line, here's a website for you to visit: http://www.nictd.com.
Go to the Randolph St. Station and from there you can catch a train
to South Bend. Please be sure to keep your receipts for reimbursement
(i.e. Taxi and Train).