What is the Central Airfare Billing System (CABS)?

What is the Central Airfare Billing System (CABS)?

The Central Airfare Billing System (CABS) is an effective and efficient method for faculty, staff, and student travelers to purchase airline tickets for University business trips and bill the University directly.

CABS is a web-based application designed to provide an easy to use method for requesting air-travel authorization and to allow a traveler to book and pay for an airline reservation without receiving a travel advance or paying for the ticket out-of-pocket. This system allows a specified University account to be charged for the cost of an airline ticket when an authorized travel agency issues a ticket against a pre-approved air-travel request. Each designated departmental account will then be charged monthly, and the charges will be posted to FRS.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use CABS, please see CABS Manual [PDF] and/or watch the short CABS instructional video [Windows Media].

For more information about CABS, please visit the Central Airfare Billing System page on the Materials and Disbursement Services website.