Booking Engines Fact Sheet
Both DoD and the civilian government use online booking engines to arrange for travel.
Some booking engines display base contract fares (fares without tax) while other booking engines display the total cost of the trip, including taxes plus airport and security fees. Because of the difference in displays, do not be alarmed if the prices reflected on an agency’s booking engine do not “match” the fares posted on the GSA Airfares (City Pair) website.
Domestic fares posted on the City Pair website show the domestic price for the base fare, tax included but without segment, airport and security fees. International Airfares (City Pair) are shown as the base fare only. Exclusive of all fees and taxes.