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Department of Defense

Change flight booking requirements for all DoD chartered flights

Recently, Airline companies changed their policy to one checked bag only, when reserving a flight.
This has caused a drastic increase in overall fees for travel. When travelling on American Airlines, and probably other companies, this is causing a 100-300 dollar markup.
For those at overseas locations, this can literally double the cost. For instance, on a recent trip through USAFE, I incurred a 400 Euro fee for my... more »

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Department of Defense

Streamline or Eliminate Defense Travel System

DTS is an antiquated, burdensome tool for arranging travel and requesting reimbursement under the JTR. Once you count the overhead cost of maintaining DTS, travel agent fees, and manhours trudging through the multitude of screens to request and complete travel; the actual cost of the travel is easily 3-4 times as much as the actual ticket and per diem rate.
Defense travel could be simplified and streamlined by simply... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Utilize Current Technology to Reduce Travel Costs

By using our Video telecommunications System or Microsoft Office Communicator for Live meetings, we can reduce travel costs for training significantly. Instead of having employees travel to one designated area for a certain training, the training facilitators can offer the training via V-tel or Office Communicator. This would eliminate having to spend money on airfare, baggage fees, taxi, shuttle bus, hotel stay, parking,... more »

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