[AID Employee's Entitlement to Reimbursement for Airfare Expenses]

B-243712: Nov 27, 1991

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The Agency for International Development (AID) requested a decision regarding an employee's claim for airfare expenses incurred incident to his wife's indirect travel to rest and recuperation locations other than the primary designated relief area. GAO held that: (1) travel regulations did not place limitations on travel routes or the number of stops or layovers to primary or alternate relief areas; and (2) AID should reimburse the claimant, since the claimant's wife's travel cost was less than the cost of one round trip to the primary designated area. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.