A coworker needed to travel from our facility to Washington, D.C. He was required to use an official site and the airfare was outrageous. Why can't government employees be issued a government credit card in order to purchase airfare at the cheapest price available from the internet? For example, the government site priced the airfare at $1000 roundtrip. The employee could have flown airtran for $200 roundtrip at an $800... more »
I suggest carbon offset certificates be purchased with government air travel. Most government travel is by air so we could significantly reduce the carbon footprint for government travel. Air travel produces more carbon emissions than train or car. Per person, short hauls (e.g. DC to Boston) produce about 2x more carbon dioxide than long trips (DC to LA) because take off and landings are very ineffiicent use of fuel... more »
We current are using the GovTrip software to arrange for our travel (flights, hotel, auto rental). This software is very difficult and time consuming to use. Wouldn't it just be easier to use something like Hotels.com, Expedia or something else. I've used these sites for my personal travel and they work great. I find great deals on these sites as well. Just a thought
I suggest we remove the practice of using a contract air carrier. In many cases, multiple non-refundable tickets could be bought at a cheaper price than one fully refundable ticket.