How do you feel about military, dependents, retirees, etc utilizing military planes (whether on training, hours accumulation, or actual missions) for their personal travel?
Space-A Travel or Department of Defense Military Space-Available Travel is a means by which uniformed members of United States services, reservists, retirees, United States Department of Defense civilian personnel (under certain circumstances), and each of these groups' dependents are permitted to travel on aircraft under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Defense when excess capability allows.
Space available travel is a privilege that derives, in part, from United States Code, title 10, section 4744, which states, "officers and members of the Military Departments, and their families, when space is available, may be transported on vessels operated by any military transport agency of the Department of Defense". Space available travel is defined as "travel aboard DoD owned or controlled aircraft and occurs when aircraft are not fully booked with passengers traveling under orders".
It is a privilege offered to US Uniformed Services members. Retired members are given the privilege in recognition of their career and because they are eligible for recall to active duty. The criteria for extending the privilege to other categories of passengers is their support to the mission being performed by Uniformed Services members and to the enhancement of active duty Service members' quality of life.Answer Question
Answer by Melbornj at 11:00 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by attap5 at 11:01 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:29 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 11:40 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
How about weight? I know when my husband has chartered for business, fuel is based on weight of the plane (load). More people=higher fuel costs.
Answer by Sisteract at 11:42 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
If it costs no extra money, ok..I am not convinced it doesn't in some way cost us...but if it doesn't , fine
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:47 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
If there is no additional cost to taxpayers then I have no problem with it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:57 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by Sisteract at 11:58 AM on Jun. 2, 2011