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Department of the Interior

Non-refundable Airfare

Employees are required to book airfare through GovTrip/SATO. GovTrip only allows purchase of refundable tickets. By allowing/requiring purchase of non-refundable tickets, airfare costs would be reduced by around 50% on average (based on my own travel costs).

 

Under the current system, government employees would need to cancel air travel at least 50% of the time to justify refundable tickets. I can't imagine that the cancellation rate is anywhere near that.

 

Non-refundable tickets..... they're the only way to fly.

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