Several ideas have already recognized that government-mandated travel purchasing practices are wasteful. This idea promotes the use of competitition among travel service providers through Priceline-like bidding software to achieve the lowest possible price for each government travel purchase. This should cut travel costs by 80% !!!!!!!
1) Previous travel experience has shown that often non-US carriers offer lower fares to the same destinations and better service than US carriers.
2) Requiring government travelers to use US carriers at full fare prices only hurts the US carrier as they are falsely propped up by the government as a customer.
Idea Synopsis: Do not restrict government travelers to use US-carrier, rather encourage the selection... more »