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General Services Administration

Official Travel

After a recent stint at one of the FLETC, it became blatantly obvious exactly how much in government funds is wasted via the government's contracts with travel agencies such as Sato/GetThere. An attempt to book a flight from New York to Charleston, which included a layover in Georgia, netted the contracted travel agency $1299+ taxes/fees, while a direct flight could have been booked through the airline's website at $180+... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Reduce The Number of Helicopter (Marine One) Decoys

I propose that helicopter flights between the White House and Andrews Naval Air Facility on Marine One (and Marine Two), which transport the President and Vice-President, fly in fewer numbered groups. Currently, an average of three helicopters appear to be used (with two serving as decoys). My idea is to limit the number of decoys to one on routine trips. Understanding the nature and purpose of decoy flights, I still... more »

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Legislative Branch

Freedom to Fly AND Make Some Money for Myself and Government

Create incentive to travel on the restricted air-fare instead of government air-fare. Allow member to keep % of difference between the two fares upon completion of travel. Typical Governement fare is 2-3 times anything I can easily find on Kayak or Expedia. I would gladly travel this way if I could keep % of savings! We don't switch our tickets that often!

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