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Fly America Act

| Travel To/From the US | Travel Outside the US | Short Distance Travel |

Federal regulations require that individuals who travel on federal funds use U.S.- flag carrier airlines whenever possible.

The following acceptable circumstances may override this regulation.

Travel To and From the U.S.

Use of a foreign carrier is permissible if--

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Travel Between Points Outside the U.S.

Use of a foreign carrier is permissible if--

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Short Distance Travel

For all short distance travel, regardless of origin and destination, use of a foreign carrier is permissible if the elapsed travel time on a scheduled flight from origin to destination airport by foreign carrier is three hours or less and service by U.S. carrier would double the travel time.

When you enter your expense report, if you have selected a non-U.S. carrier, you must enter in a comment explaining why one of these exceptions applied to your particular situation.

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Learn more about the Fly America Act

All specific questions relating to foreign travel supported by grants and contracts should be directed to gemspolicy@uchicago.edu