A recent government expenses accountability study shows that multiple federal agencies have been using taxpayer funds to fly first-class – even when federal regulations regarding flight distances/lengths do not allow for such niceties.
The Department of Health and Human Services spent $31 million on luxury flights that weren’t taxpayer approved. The Food and Drug Administration FDA) used $14 million for first-class and business-class flights that would have cost a mere $4.9 million if coach class was utilized.
The Department of Defense flew 784 first-class flights in 2012 and 2013 – more than one each day. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services upgraded 50 flights to first-class. One of those flights cost $3,000 each way – for a simple flight from Baltimore to Phoenix.
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