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Monday April 24, 2017  |  Archived News

Inform Us, and Get a Chance at a Trip

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It's so simple! Just take this two-minute survey.

With the recent transition to Egencia, we thought it was time to do a quick check-in on how well Stanford Travel is meeting your needs. So we put together this very short survey to get your feedback.

Those who participate and provide their contact information will qualify for a drawing for one roundtrip economy class ticket on American Airlines to any destination in the continental United States.

Please complete the survey by May 5 in order to qualify for the drawing.

Meanwhile, congratulations to the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. An employee there won our most recent Stanford Travel drawing for two first-class tickets on American. The employee (who chose to remain anonymous) has decided to use the tickets for future travel by the Institute.

Another Satisfied Customer

Photo of Dr. Paul D. Blumenthal, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford Medical Center

Dr. Paul D. Blumenthal, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford Medical Center, found his travel plans suddenly disrupted, and needed assistance. In his words:

"Having a dedicated Stanford-focused travel agent can be a big help. Recently, a sudden Air France strike threatened a major project-related trip to Africa, but thanks to the Egencia agent and Stanford's relationship with Egencia, I was able to have my flight rebooked in record time, enabling me to get to Capetown and ensure that our family planning work there and in several other countries would continue."

Remember, when your trip involves multiple legs, involves foreign travel or has other complexities, we strongly encourage you to contact an Egencia agent (877-219-1159) for advice and booking.

Find Your Receipts Faster

Screen shot of the Egencia screen: on the left, 'Trips' text is circled, on the right, the 'Receipt' link is circled

Egencia has introduced an enhancement that provides easy access to travel receipts on the "Trips" page.

Getting the receipts—without even opening your itinerary—is simple. Just click on the receipt link from the Trips page to open the receipt page. The receipt will have all the required information for expense reimbursement.

Once you've accessed the receipt, you can perform the usual actions: Print; Email; Download.

Easy! Fast!

Personal Electronic Device Ban

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The United states and Britain recently decided to ban laptops, tablets and other personal electronic devices aboard U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in eight countries.

Personal devices larger than a smartphone now must be placed in checked baggage for U.S.-bound flights departing from the airports, located in the Middle East and North Africa. The affected airlines have various solutions, such as a laptop loan program, to assist travelers. Visit their websites for more information.

Electronic devices will continue to be allowed on all flights originating in the U.S.

For more information, see the Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheet.

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