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FedTravel.com is a commercial travel planning website which provides the government traveler with comprehensive information on worldwide flight schedules including contracted air schedules, hotels, car rental locations and passenger rail schedules. This website is neither paid for nor sponsored, in whole or in part, by any element of the United States Government.

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Flight Schedules

What are Contracted Fares?

Contract fare icon indicates the City Pair Program developed by GSA that offers government travelers deeply discounted airfares.  The airfares are limited to federal and military employees traveling on official business. Contracted fares must be booked via the agency’s assigned travel agency.

What is a Non-stop Flight?

Flights to a destination with no stops.

What is a Direct Flight?

A direct flight has a single flight number (or code-share number) and may have one or more intermediate stops before arriving at the final destination. An intermediate may stop in an intermediate city but you do not have to get off the plane and the flight number stays the same.

What is a Connecting Flight?

A connecting flight has an intermediate stop and a change of aircraft and possibly a change of airlines.

What is a Code Share Agreement?

The term "code" refers to the identifier used in flight schedules, generally the 2-character IATA airline designator code and flight number. Under a code sharing agreement participating airlines can present a common flight number. Under a code sharing agreement, the airline that actually operates the flight (the one providing the plane, the crew and the ground handling services) is called the operating carrier. The company or companies that sell tickets for that flight but do not actually operate it are called marketing carriers.

What does One-Way mean?

A one way flight is from location to destination. No return flight information is provided.

What are 3 letter airport codes?

The 3 letter airport code is designating many airports around the world and is defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.

Hotels

What is FEMA?

FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  A hotel identified as FEMA certified means that is has met all the safety requirements set forth by FEMA.

What is FedRooms?

FedRooms is a government lodging program that offers specially negotiated Federal government hotel rates that guarantee federal travelers a room at a per diem or lower (at or below per diem rates; no add on fees).

Why do some hotels have more information than others?

FedTravel.com offers free listings to all hotels which includes basic information.  Hotels that display more information including photos, descriptions and promotional coupons are Government Friendly hotels that have upgraded their listing in an effort to give the traveler the most comprehensive details to assist them in making a decision when planning their travel.

Why do some hotels appear in more than one city?

Hotels that appear in more than one city are participating in the upgraded listing program which includes an expanded radius search.

What does the GSA icon indicate?

The GSA icon indentifies a hotel that offers the Per Diem rate.  This does not guarantee that the Per Diem rate is always available.

Is the Per Diem rate available for leisure travel?

Many hotels do honor the Per Diem rates for both business and leisure travel.  Check with the hotel prior to making reservations.