Plane tickets for R-Day?

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  1. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    So on the portal I did opt for the gov't issued plane ticket and the hotel accommodation. I reserved my hotel room through Double Tree but am not sure as to the plane ticket.

    Will I be receiving a ticket in the mail/email? Or will I have to reserve a ticket like the hotel room?

    Thank you!
     
  2. 845something

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    When you did your travel preferences, you should have entered your origin airport, and the travel agency will get around to booking your flight and sending your itinerary as a PDF attached to an email. It may take them a minute to get to yours - there are your 1000 peers, a bunch a firsties that are graduating and flying to their duty location, all the summer assignments for Cadets around the world, normal TDY travel for the military stationed at West Point (your RC doing spring travel)...just to name a few.
     
  3. candidate2014

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    I got the email with the ticket a couple days later, so don't sweat it! By the way, do you know if we're compensated for the night at DoubleTree?
     
  4. dlee96

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    @845something
    Okay, thank you. I did just receive an email with an attached itinerary of the ticket.

    @candidate2014
    We will be compensated. From what I heard, the funds will be placed in our direct deposit accounts.
     
  5. tug_boat

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    Keep all Receipts...

    Keep all receipts and at the end of Beast you will be able to present them and be reimbursed

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  6. PikesPeak

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    My son also received an e-mail but with the following:

    Missing form of payment or missing travel order/authorization. Your ticket will not be issued without this required information.

    The attachment shows he's confirmed on a flight but there isn't a boarding pass. We've tried to call Carlson Wagonlit Travel but no one picks up. We'll keep trying unless someone has another suggestion.
     
  7. 845something

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    Pretty sure CW works 8-4, Mon-Fri...and if you are in CO, adjust accordingly for the time difference.

    The bit about the form of payment/travel orders refers to the normal process of Soldiers booking travel through DTS and having to have their government travel card and/or a centrally billed account (which should be how the tickets are paid) along with approved travel orders at least 72 hours prior to departure. That should all be taken care of behind the scenes for you.
     

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