• Government agencies and anyone receiving government grants are required to book travel on U.S. carriers or code-shares unless it is not possible.
  • Abiding by the Fly America Act is not only AAAS policy, it is the law.
  • You must fly a U.S. carrier or code-share for each leg of your journey.*
  • AAAS does not honor the Open Skies Agreement
  • There are a few exceptions that must be documented and approved by AAAS in advance.

Fly America Act - Exceptions (all exceptions must be documented and approved by AAAS prior to booking, failure to receive approval will result in the flight becoming a personal cost)


You must check at least one of the following statements to qualify for a waiver of the Fly America Act restrictions in this section

  • Use of a U.S. carrier increases the number of aircraft changes outside the U.S. by two or more.
  • Use of a U.S. carrier extends travel time by six hours or more.
  • Use of a U.S. carrier requires a connecting time of four hours or more at an overseas interchange point.