The class of air travel chosen is expected to be the least costly option consistent with a reasonable level of comfort and convenience for the traveler. Generally, this reasonable level dictates that coach economy class or standard accommodations should be used. Travel Leaders will offer the lowest fare consistent within a two hour window of the arrival and departure times requested by the traveler. In a few cases, premium fares are an appropriate reimbursable business expense. For overnight "red-eye" flights exceeding 5 hours in flight and other flights exceeding 7 hours in flight, the traveler may be reimbursed for business class when permitted by the sponsoring agency and/or the department.
Last Updated: 5/18/10