Looks like the Foreign Office really is very European.
Foreign Office staff abroad are entitled to flights home every year as well as at the beginning and end of their posting.
They can fly business class if their embassy is more than three hours from London by plane.
Such tickets can cost more than £2,000 but diplomats are urged to book cheaper tickets and save the remaining cash for personal travel.
That is, of course, close to the now discredited and banned* system that Euro MPs were using for their travel.
No wonder the FCO is seen as a bastion of federast thought then.
* Well, from 17th July it is.