FAA Credit Card Service: How to Apply and Manage Your Travel Expenses
If you are a federal employee who travels frequently for work, you may be eligible for a travel charge card issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A travel charge card is a convenient and secure way to pay for your travel-related expenses, such as airfare, lodging, meals, and transportation. You can also use it to access cash advances at ATMs worldwide.
In this article, we will explain how to apply for an FAA credit card service, how to use it responsibly, and how to access your account information online.
How to Apply for an FAA Credit Card Service
To apply for an FAA credit card service, you need to follow these steps:
Contact your agency's travel program coordinator (TPC) or supervisor to determine if you are eligible for a travel charge card and what type of card you need. There are two types of cards: individually billed accounts (IBAs) and centrally billed accounts (CBAs). IBAs are issued to individual travelers who are responsible for paying their own bills. CBAs are issued to agencies or offices that pay the bills on behalf of the travelers.
Complete the online application form provided by your TPC or supervisor. You will need to provide some personal and professional information, such as your name, address, phone number, email address, social security number, agency name, office code, and travel frequency.
Review and sign the cardholder agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of using the travel charge card. You will also need to complete a mandatory online training course that covers the policies and procedures of the FAA credit card service.
Wait for your travel charge card to arrive in the mail. It may take up to 10 business days for your application to be processed and approved. Once you receive your card, activate it by calling the toll-free number on the back of the card or visiting the card issuer's website.
How to Use Your FAA Credit Card Service Responsibly
To use your FAA credit card service responsibly, you need to follow these guidelines:
Use your travel charge card only for authorized travel expenses that are approved by your agency. Do not use it for personal or non-travel-related purchases.
Keep track of your receipts and statements. You will need to submit them to your agency for reimbursement or verification purposes.
Pay your bill on time and in full every month. If you have an IBA, you will receive a monthly statement from the card issuer that shows your balance, transactions, fees, and due date. You can pay your bill online, by phone, by mail, or by electronic funds transfer. If you have a CBA, your agency will pay your bill directly to the card issuer.
Report any lost, stolen, or damaged cards immediately to the card issuer and your TPC or supervisor. You will not be liable for any unauthorized charges if you report them promptly.
Avoid late fees, interest charges, delinquency fees, suspension fees, or cancellation fees by complying with the FAA credit card service policies and procedures. If you fail to do so, you may face disciplinary actions from your agency or legal actions from the card issuer.
How to Access Your FAA Credit Card Service Home Page
To access your FAA credit card service home page, you need to visit the website of the card issuer that provides your travel charge card. The FAA uses the GSA SmartPay program[^1^] that contracts with major national banks to issue travel charge cards to federal agencies. Depending on which bank issues your card, you can access your account information online by logging in with your username and password.
On your FAA credit card service home page, you can view your balance, transactions, statements, payment history, alerts, and rewards. You can also make payments, request cash advances, dispute charges, update your profile, change your password, and contact customer service.
If you have any questions or issues regarding your FAA credit card service home page or account information online please contact customer service at 888-472-5585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. aa16f39245