City Pair Program

» Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Airlines, Contracting for Travel Services, Industry Postings | 0 comments

The City Pair Program (CPP) is contracted and administered by the General Services Administration (GSA) for use by all government travelers.  The program was established in 1980 and has helped save taxpayer dollars over the years.  The CPP offers one-way flights so travelers are able to take multiple destination trips.

The benefits of using the City Pair Program are, but not limited to:

Fully Refundable Tickets
No Penalties for Rebooking
Prices are in effect for one year
Capacity Fares Availability

The use of the City Pair Program is mandatory for most government travelers.  However, there are exceptions in which a CPP fare doesn’t have to be used.  If a scheduled flight or space is not available in order to reach a travelers’ destination on time, then another flight can be taken.  If there is a lower fare available to the general public, it may be taken if it is proven to be cost effective for the government.  A cost effective rail service can also be used if it is determined to be available and consistent with mission requirements.  Contractors are not authorized to use city-pair fares to execute travel under their contracts.

CPP fares can only be purchased with a Government issued credit card.  City Pair Fares are coded, so they can easily be identified.  The three codes that are most commonly used are:  YCA, CA, and CB.  YCA Fares stands for unrestricted coach class, with the CA meaning “contract award”.  CA Fares identify capacity-controlled coach class.  Finally, CB Fares identify capacity-controlled government contract business class.

By:  John Duncan

Disclaimer:The contents of this message are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the Government or my agency.

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