City Pair Pricing - 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 A full listing of the 2012 City Pair Fares is available here.
The U.S. Government Rental Car Program provides quality vehicles at reasonable prices for federal travelers on official travel. U.S. Government Rental Car Agreement Number 4 governs the rental of vehicles (passenger cars, sports utility vehicles, station wagons, passenger vans, and small pick-up trucks) by military members, employees of the Federal Government, and employees of the United States Postal Service while in official travel status and when such rental is authorized by the Government. Benefits of the program include:
Rail - All reservations must be made using GovTrip or by contacting Omega Travel. Add delivery address and the ticketing date to your travel authorization to avoid the full touch fee.
FedRooms Hotels -FedRooms® offers specially negotiated Federal government hotel rates with FEMA certified hotels, simplifying hotel selections for Federal travelers. These rates are at or below per diem and often include value-added amenities unavailable through other government programs or websites, reducing travel costs for the HHS. FedRooms was designed for all federal employees, military and civilian. The FedRooms rate can be used by government contractors and state employees on official travel and federal travelers on leisure travel if the individual hotel agrees.
Vouchers are required to be submitted within 5 days after your return.
When creating your Travel Voucher, GovTrip will populate your voucher with the estimated expenses from your travel order/ authorization. Be sure to update the estimated expenses, on your voucher, with your actual costs incurred.
Ticketing: Do not upgrade your seats with the airlines if your ticket has not been issued. This may cause you to lose your reservation.
Reservations: Reservations made in GovTrip should be cancelled in GovTrip. Reservations made directly with Omega should be cancelled directly with Omega.
Passport: Many countries now require entry visas. Without an official U. S. Government passport, you will not be able to arrange for international travel.
Vaccination & Immunization: Regulations require yellow fever vaccination for travel to certain countries in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. The government of Saudi Arabia requires Meningococcal vaccination for travel during the Hajj.
Country Clearance & Embassy Registration: All government employees must have country clearance in order to travel overseas. U.S. citizens are required to register with their embassy upon arrival to the host country.
Paper Tickets: Reservations with some foreign airlines may require paper tickets. Omega World Travel will mail your paper tickets.
Inter-country Tickets: Some airlines do not have ticket offices in the U. S. You may be required to purchase inter-country tickets directly from the airlines in the country you are visiting.
Confirmation: Although it is not required by all airlines, we recommend that you reconfirm your international flights 72 hours before departure. Do not upgrade your seats with the airlines if your ticket has not been issued. This may cause you to lose your reservation at ticketing
Hotels: Do not contact the hotel directly for reservations or changes. Use GovTrip or Omega Travel to book your hotel.
Car Rental: Decline any additional liability or collision insurance while on official Government business. These are included in the Government rates.