New Government-Wide Travel System Based on "Priceline" model. The Federal travel system is an archane system even in newest form in my agency and in many other federal agencies regardless of platform. In my agencies platform, FedTraveler, we pay large fees that seem to reward the contractor well above what myself and other employees consider fair. For example the charge in FedTraveler for processing a l"local voucher"... more »
I am suggesting the idea of creating a U.S. Government Wide air carrier instead of using traditional U.S. commerical flagged carriers. Substantial cost savings and streamlining of processes in the following areas could be realized: Administrative costs, all travel-related logistical issues, ticketing and booking of all reservations (could be integrated into the new Fed Traveler System), choice of aircraft type and maintence... more »
Let travelers use the less expensive government fares without getting prior approval rather than requiring the more expensive fare in all cases. This is an easy administrative change that could save money immediately and make people respect the system rather than ridicule it.
Topic: Fed Traveler Allow for the booking of hotels, rental cars and airfares to be conducted by the traveler without utilizing the on line booking system which incurs an additional Booking fee (in addition to the voucher fee), which is non-refundable if the trip is canceled. Rates for hotels, rental cars and even air fares (fully refundable tickets) can be found for less money than the offered contract rates. Self... more »