State Contracted Airfare Program YCAL

Fresno State is a participant in the State negotiated discount airfare program known as YCAL.  The program offers considerably lower than comparable commercial fares for several city-pairs, also known as destinations, for travel within California (intrastate), out-of-state and a few international destinations. 

What are the Advantages of the Program?

  • Locked-in fares to facilitate travel budgeting
  • No advance purchase required
  • Significant discounts over regular walk-up fares
  • Fares are fully refundable
  • Fares are unrestricted and not subject to limited seating
  • No minimum or maximum length of stay required
  • One-way routes permit planning for multiple destinations
  • Who can use it?

    State-contracted airfare is for use by Fresno State Employees traveling on official government or university business. Airfare is booked through CALTravelStore.

    City-Pair Rates

    The airfares are shown as one-way to allow for multiple destinations. Airfares are valid in either direction. Airfares do not include airline taxes and fees, fuel surcharges, passenger facility charges, segment, baggage, and passenger security fees.

    FY 2017-18 Airfares: In-State City-Pairs

    Contracted rates are from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The amount reflects a one-way fare in either direction, and does not include airline taxes and fees. All fares are designated as YCAL and Capacity Controlled in airline computer reservation systems. Capacity Controlled Fares have a limited number of seats, but no other restrictions. YCAL fares are unrestricted and not subject to limited seating. Click here for Intrastate City Pairs Rates.

    FY 2017-18 Airfares: Out-of-State City-Pairs

    Contracted rates are from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The amount reflects a one-way fare in either direction, and does not include airline taxes and fees. All fares are designated as YCAL and Capacity Controlled in airline computer reservation systems. Capacity Controlled Fares have a limited number of seats, but no other restrictions. YCAL fares are unrestricted and not subject to limited seating. Click here for Out-of-State City Pairs Rates.

    FY 2017-18 Airfares: International City-Pairs

    Contracted rates are from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The amount reflects a one-way fare in either direction, and does not include airline taxes and fees. All fares are designated as YCAL and Capacity Controlled in airline computer reservation systems. YCAL fares are unrestricted and not subject to limited seating.

    In many city-pairs there are two contract fares, also known as Dual Fares: a highly discounted unrestricted fare YCAL, and a Capacity Controlled Fare with an even deeper discount. Capacity Controlled Fares have a limited number of seats, but no other restrictions. Contracted rates are from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Please note all fares are designated as (YCAL) and (Capacity Controlled) in airline computer reservation systems. YCAL fares are unrestricted and not subject to limited seating. Click here for International City Pairs Rates.

    FY 2017-18 State of California Preferred Carrier Discounts  

    Preferred Carrier groups have been created for both Domestic and International airfare markets. Click here for details on discounts with domestic preferred carriers. 

    Travel Technician & TravelStore Contacts

    To learn more about contracted airfares and how to use them contact your Travel Technician for more information.

    Name Email Phone
    Marie Cuningham mariec@csufresno.edu (559) 278-2911
    Virginia Nevarez vnevarez@csufresno.edu (559) 278-2877
    TravelStore Click here for contacts, or call (877) 454-8785