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Comment: Re:frequent flyer? (Score 1) 67

by MCZapf (#26952377) Attached to: Uncle Sam's Travel Site Grounded By Breach

when I was a federal employee it was illegal to use frequent flyer bonuses of any type.

They changed that a decade or more ago. The theory is, since these programs and benefits are offered to everyone, they aren't considered a "bribe" to government employees. In practice, I think allowing use of these benfits still increases unnecessary travel and travel costs (due to individual loyalty to particular airlines/hotel chains which aren't always the best choice from the government standpoint).

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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