As you travel in your military career, there will be times you may utilize the travel benefit available to Military Servicemembers, Space Available transportation.? There are some small things you can do to make your travel using Space Available more enjoyable, and less frustrating.? One of the things to remember is that Space Available travel is a sort of controlled chaos.? Largely because of the security that followed after September 11th, there is literally a shortage of information, or information is not known until the last minute.? This makes planning a bit of a challenge, the biggest thing you need when flying Space Available is patience.
Do not be discouraged if as you deal with terminal staff and personnel they seem uninformed. Many times:? They Are.? That is not due to their own fault but to the security measures and need to know basis for many of the flight schedule information and flight details.? It is helpful to remember that it is always Mission first, and that Space Available travel is only available when flights or transportation have room not utilized by the Mission itself. Flying on Space available is often a bargin basement type accommodation.? It can be very cold, or very hot, and the seating may have literally no padding.? You should always dress in layers and take a jacket when flying Space Available, no matter what the weather is.
Some things you should consider bringing on a flight are: reading material, snacks, a bottle of water, and perhaps a laptop, Walkman or game boy type device.? Some people back a notebook and pen to write, either writing letters or keeping a journal of their travels.? Both can be fun to do and help avoid boredom.? Many flights can be cold because of the altitude that the aircraft flies, and you may travel through an area that is colder than you are used to, so dress in layers and dress warm.
Have a plan B.? In some rare events, a flight may be unexpectedly diverted, or will go somewhere that you did not plan on.? It is good to have a backup plan if things go to seed, to make sure that your vacation or travel plans are not destroyed.? Remember, the mission comes first and at times unscheduled stops or destination changes are part of the adventure, so be aware its possible.? If you have to be somewhere at a certain time, or must be at a locale absolutely positively, then flying using Space A might not be the best choice.
But if you have time to spare, and are willing to be patient, then Space Available Travel may be right up your alley.
Marjorie Reed says
I will be eligible for Space – A travel within the next few years. As a resident near Redstone Arsenal, AL, where do I report to catch a flight? Can I fly out of Huntsville/Decatur airport or will I have to go to Maxwell AFB?
Donald S Jackson says
I live in Topeka Kansas and I would like to know how are where I can apply for space available.
You don’t have to apply for space “A”. You just have to sign up and provide the appropriate Military ID Card making you elgible. There is a priority list to see who gets on the flight first. If your a retiree, you’ll be last but don’t let that discourage you from going since a lot a flights are empty unless it’s PCS time for the families.
For Topeka’s area go to this website for more specific information nearest you.
For information on your best choices for flights going to the location you might want to visit go the main Space “A” Informational web site.
Have fun traveling and watch your baggage size and weight limits (See AMC website I just provided).
Chase Smeeks says
I have a question regarding space A air travel to and from Germany.
I am retired military and have a retired military id card.
My son, age 55, has a dependent id card. His wife is a USAF reserve officer. She is his sponsor.
My question is can just the two of us travel Space A to Germany together?
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J. Dawson says
first in any case you would not be traveling together. each on his own trying to get a seat if he’s even eligible. any sponsor can only bring along their own dependents. and he’s your son but not your dependent anymore after turning 23. as for him being eligible to space-a, it will depend on his wife’s circumstances (reserve status, called to AD, deployed, etc.), but most likely, it’s a no.
visit spacea.net for further information, he can look up his specific situation. visit pepperd.com for chat he can ask questions and get answers from other travels.
if you have an iphone, this is an excellent milspacea space-a app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/milspacea/id496694432?mt=8
Would you happen to have any information about space A flights flying to Tyson Mcgee Airforce Base in Maryville, TN or Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, TN from MacDill Airforce Base.
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Paul Daniggelis says
It wasn’t called SPACE-A when I was in the Air Force (1952-1956). And, I can’t remember what it WAS called. Was it simply STAND BY? Any help out there? Was the terminology branch of service dependant? Not only during Korea but did the language change during Viet Nam? Any help would be appreciated. Ciao!
Gerald T.OLiver says
Live near LaCrosse Wisconsin. Where would be the closest place to find a flight to Germany. I am 100% disabeled need my wife with me.