Saturday, November 18, 2006

Book Your Flight With The Pentagon

Is this the real reason that they turfed Rumsfeld? And they don't give out airmiles either.

Pentagon pays for $500M travel site, but would Orbitz work better?:
You can apparently add a $500 million travel booking system to the $600 toilet seat cover, the $434 hammer and other expensive boondoggles approved –- and paid for -– by the Pentagon. The latest effort is the travel booking site, which Senate investigators say "fails to find the cheapest airfares, offers an incomplete list of flights and hotels and won't recognize travel categories used by the National Guard and Reserves," according to The Associated Press. A Senate investigation committee looked at the half-billion-dollar "Defense Travel System." The Pentagon implemented the system hoping that it would be a money-saving travel portal to help its workers book travel. But, in addition to faults like not finding all available airfares, workers say the clunky system takes 30 minutes to complete a booking that can be done in as little as five minutes by a travel agent or at sites like Travelocity or Expedia.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they do not yet! Have you tried it?