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Save over $500 million annually limit exec. air travel

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I have noticed over the years that there has been alot of military airlift missions from our Command. The travel is mostly going from Norfolk, VA to Washington, D.C. Which is roughly a 45 minute flight, as opposed to a 3 hour drive. That is great for time savings, but not financial savings.

I noticed some flight orders with the expenses listed for the air travel. Usually between $11K and $12K a flight, so round trip... more »

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Flights from Technical Training to First Duty Station

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When I left tech school at Lackland, I tried to get a flight from Albany, NY my hometown to London Heathrow airport my first base RAF Mildenhall.
But the CTO office said I would only be allowed a government flight from San Antonio to London. I had to purchase a flight from Albany to San Antonio. Then fly on government funds from San Antonio to London. I lose fund, and government funds are lost. It would have been cheaper... more »

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"Training" Flights Home To See Relatives

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I was a contract egress mechanic for six years after leaving the Navy. I worked at 3 flight training bases to include two in Mississippi and one in Florida. The pilots in training had a certain curriculum they had to follow according to the aircraft platform they were heading to. One part of their curriculum is cross country flights where they do so many legs, refuel and head back to home base. This was an expensive... more »

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