Fly American Act

Recipients of Federal financial assistance funds are required to abide by the provisions of the Fly America Act. The Fly America Act requires that foreign air funded with Federal dollars be performed on U.S. flag air carriers, unless specific circumstances qualify as an exception. If, these regulations are not met, the foreign travel will not be reimbursable by a federally funded grant/contract.

The Federal regulations for the Fly America Act can be found on the U.S. General Services Administration website under the Federal Travel Regulations in Chapter 301.

Fly American Act Resources

The document below is an excerpt of the Fly American Act regulations in question and answer format.

Use of U.S. Flag Air Carriers (PDF)

If special circumstances allow an exception to fly a foreign air carrier, please complete and sign the Fly American Act (FAA) Waiver Checklist (PDF) and submit it with your expense reimbursement.