Department of Veterans Affairs

Higher Prices on FedTraveler

When traveling recently, If i booked a coach amtrac ticket in FedTraveler it was $127, if booked through the amtrac website, the same ticket on the same train was $47. Same with hotel - per diem rate was $99/night through FedTraveler, but if booked directly through the hotel website, it was $88/night. Both options outside of FedTraveler were completely refundable if cancelled prior to use. We have been told that all... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

FedTraveler Program

After having used the new FedTraveler Program for the first time, one area jumped out at me as being incredibly wasteful. The government is now being charged a transaction fee for travel orders. My receipt had a total transaction fee of over $60 for a two day Juvenile trasportation trip. I traveled with a partner as well. That's $120 that the government is now paying to an outside company. Before we implemented FedTraveler,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

wasted money on travel

A freind of mine was going to Virginia for training the V.A. paid $1300.00 for their ticket. I bought tickets on the same flight for 250.00. There were about 15 other employees from our V.A. that made the same trip. If you consider all of the traning or seminars that the different agencys may attend. I'm sure the amount of money that is wasted on travel is huge. It only takes a little time to find cheap flights online.... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

travel savings

Employees should be able to book commercial flights that are much cheaper than government contract fares where the benefits of the contract fares are not needed. Employees should be able to book train travel directly. There are no government savings available, and many trips are not available via Fedtraveler without a costly call to the travel agency. Time, money and stress would be saved if this could be done directly... more »

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