Showing 4 ideas for tag "airline"

Department of Homeland Security

Allow TSA to Accept e-Tickets at the Security Checkpoint

Why do we all need paper tickets at the airport? All they do at the gate is scan a barcode and let you keep the darn things anyway! What a waste! Why not save everyone some money and just show our smartphones or iPads w/ a copy of our e-Ticket at the TSA checkpoint and at the gate. It's not like paper tickets have some huge security benefit...



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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Corporation for National and Community Service

Self-insuring Airline Retail Sale Ticket Fund Saves Millions

Problem: While GSA’s government-wide travel policies permit Federal employees to take advantage of airlines’ retail sale prices, because the employee must assume risks of cancellation or change fees, employees rarely take advantage of sale ticket prices which are far below the refundable GSA City Pair program fare prices. While city pair fares save as much as 70 percent, that savings is measured against retail fully... more »



Department of the Treasury

Airline Baggage Fee Elimination

The United States government should restrict employees from checking bags on airline flights. For practicality purposes, the restriction could be placed on business travel lasting less than 4 days. As a goodwill gesture, employees that travel extensively with their jobs could be given a "carry-on" sized suit case. This one-time expense would be repaid with the baggage fee savings on just one round trip flight. Afterward,... more »