February 25, 2000
Discounted Airline Tickets
All MAP Participants and FMD Cooperators
Independence Ave., SW
|BACKGROUND:||Many MAP participants and Cooperators have asked if airline tickets purchased from bulk ticket sellers or ticket consolidators are reimbursable. Because the price paid for such a ticket often differs from the price printed on the passenger receipt, CCC has reimbursed only up to the price shown on the passenger receipt (not to exceed the full-fare economy rate.) Unfortunately, this has discouraged MAP participants and Cooperators from using discounted tickets, which are often less expensive than tickets purchased from more traditional sellers.|
|ACTION:||In an effort to reduce program costs,
CCC will now reimburse the costs of discounted airline
tickets, up to the full-fare economy rate, with proper
proof of payment and documentation of the full fare
economy rate for each flight. Proper proof of payment,
for the purposes of this notice, includes a credit card
bill showing the charge for the ticket or a signed
receipt, showing the actual amount paid, from the travel
agent that issued the ticket.
Questions may be directed to the Marketing Operations Staff on (202) 720-4327.
Marketing Operations Staff