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FLY AMERICA ACT
All international travel, funded by the federal government must meet the Fly America Act guidelines. The Fly America Act Guidelines dictate that all travel must be via a U.S. flag air carrier (including the use of code share flights) to the furthest point towards their final destination.
With the many code sharing arrangements among airlines, compliance can be both complicated and difficult to monitor. If a traveler is flying under the Fly America Act and they select a foreign carrier, a justification form typically is completed. Some exceptions that may apply include:
Open Skies Agreement
The Open Skies Agreement is an exception to the Fly America Act.
The U.S. Government has entered into several agreements that allow federal funded transportation services for travel to use foreign air carriers under certain circumstances. There are currently four bilateral/multilateral Open Skies Agreements in effect: European Union, Australia, Switzerland and Japan.
When an Open Skies Agreement is in place between the United States and the government of foreign country, a foreign carrier can be used if:
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