Traveling on Official Business?
GSA has developed an extremely successful Airline City Pair Program. This service covers over 5,000 city pairs. The airfares offered under this program are discounted considerably off comparable commercial fares–saving the federal government billions of dollars annually.
In addition to the tremendous price savings, the Airline City Pair Program has many features which allow government travelers all the flexibility possible in planning official travel. The benefits of this service include:
- Fares priced on one-way routes permitting agencies to plan multiple destinations
- No advance purchase required
- No minimum or maximum length stay required
- Tickets fully refundable
- Last seat availability
- No blackout periods
- Stable prices enabling travel budgeting
- Dual fares availability
The Airline City Pair Program Search tool provides the user with airfare information which allows government travelers all the flexibility possible in planning official travel. The airfares are listed as one-way to allow for multiple destinations, and airfares are valid in either direction. Domestic airfares include taxes, but not fees such as fuel surcharges, passenger facility charges, segment fees, and passenger security fees. These fees are additional. International airfares are exclusive of taxes and additional fees. Visit “baggage allowance” for weight change information when traveling internationally.
When booking travel, the traveler should use their authorized travel management system, that is, the E-Gov Travel Service for civilian agencies or the Defense Travel System for Department of Defense travelers. If these services are not fully implemented, travelers should utilize their Travel Agent or Commercial Travel Office.