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Space A Travel

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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Has anyone used it?  What were your experiences with it?

by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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mamamissy23
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 11:57 AM

I was going to use it to fly to japan this summer...but then decided against it because I have 2 small children and that would not have been fun...

HotMessMama
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM

what is it?

myfoursonsks
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:02 PM

It is using military flights to travel instead of commercial.  It is offered at a highly discounted rate, but it is on a space available basis only.

Quoting HotMessMama:

what is it?


HotMessMama
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:04 PM

the military has regular flights? i'm sorry i'm being dense because i don't get it.

Quoting myfoursonsks:

It is using military flights to travel instead of commercial.  It is offered at a highly discounted rate, but it is on a space available basis only.

Quoting HotMessMama:

what is it?

 


rebeccasmommy09
by Member on Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:04 PM

My dh and I did once. We flew from England back to the States for Christmas. Flying to the States was pretty easy. Flying back to England was a bit tougher. I would check into the frequency of flights to and from your two destinations to determine how difficult it will be to get back and forth. We ended up having to purchase a flight from Germany back to England because a General decided to pad the flight we were originally going to hop on to get home. There are no guarantees with Space A so you need to have some flexibility (both with time and money in case you end up having to purchase a commercial flight one way).  

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myfoursonsks
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM

If you need to go to a place that they commonly fly, you can get a seat if there is space available.  But, you can't just get flights anywhere if that makes any sense.

Quoting HotMessMama:

the military has regular flights? i'm sorry i'm being dense because i don't get it.

Quoting myfoursonsks:

It is using military flights to travel instead of commercial.  It is offered at a highly discounted rate, but it is on a space available basis only.

Quoting HotMessMama:

what is it?

 

 


HotMessMama
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:06 PM

ohhhhh ok, i will ask dh about this. thanks for the info

Quoting myfoursonsks:

If you need to go to a place that they commonly fly, you can get a seat if there is space available.  But, you can't just get flights anywhere if that makes any sense.

Quoting HotMessMama:

the military has regular flights? i'm sorry i'm being dense because i don't get it.

Quoting myfoursonsks:

It is using military flights to travel instead of commercial.  It is offered at a highly discounted rate, but it is on a space available basis only.

Quoting HotMessMama:

what is it?

 

 

 


mamamissy23
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:09 PM

and space a also you are on there by category

Category I - Emergency travel on a round-trip basis in connection with serious illness, death, or impending death of a member of the immediate family of the following:

  • United States citizen civilian employees of the DoD stationed overseas.
  • Full-time, paid personnel of the American Red Cross serving with United States military Services overseas.
  • Uniformed Service family members whose sponsors are stationed within the continental United States (CONUS) and the emergency exists overseas.
  • Family members of United States citizen civilian employees of the DoD when both sponsor and dependents are stationed overseas at the same location.
  • Uniformed Service family members when accompanied by their sponsor may travel within the continental United States (CONUS) if the emergency exists in the CONUS.

Category II - Environmental Morale Leave (EML):

  • Sponsors on environmental and morale leave (EML) and accompanied family members. Military personnel must also be on ordinary leave. Any other type leave such as convalescent or overseas tour extension incentive program (OTEIP) with EML is not authorized.
  • DoD Dependent School (DoDDS) teachers and their accompanied family members in EML status during school year holiday, vacation periods or employer-approved training during recess periods.

Category III - Ordinary leave:

  • Members of the uniformed services in an ordinary or reenlistment leave status and uniformed Services patients on convalescent leave. Members on convalescent leave may not travel overseas unless their leave form is so annotated.
  • Military personnel traveling on permissive temporary duty (TDY) orders for house hunting.
    • If the permissive TDY is for the purpose of permanent change of station house hunting, the member travels in Category III, may travel within the continental United States (CONUS) as well as international travel, and may be accompanied by one family member.
    • Bona fide family members (with a valid identification card) of a Service member of the uniformed Services when accompanied by their sponsor who is in an ordinary leave status within overseas areas between overseas stations and air terminals in the CONUS.
  • This privilege does not apply to travel of dependents to or from a sponsor's restricted or unaccompanied tour location or to travel in a leave status to or from TDY locations. It applies only to round-trip travel to an overseas area or the CONUS with the sponsor. DoD 4515.13-R restricts use of these privileges to establish a home for family members in an overseas area or the CONUS.
  • Foreign exchange service members on permanent duty with the DoD, when in a leave status.

Category IV - Unaccompanied dependents on EML:

  • Unaccompanied family members (18 years or older) traveling on EML orders. Family members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult family member who is traveling EML.
  • DoDDS teachers or family members (accompanied or unaccompanied) in an EML status year round.

Category V - Permissive Temporary Duty and students:

  • Students whose sponsor is stationed in Alaska or Hawaii.
  • Military personnel traveling on permissive TDY orders for other than house hunting.
  • Command sponsored dependents (18 years of age) of Uniformed Services members who are stationed overseas may travel unaccompanied from the sponsor's PCS duty location to the CONUS and return. Travel is also authorized within the overseas theater. Travel cannot be between two overseas theaters (i.e., from Germany to Panama or from Japan to England). Dependents must have command sponsored documentation signed by the Commander verifying command sponsorship.

Category VI - Retirees:

  • National Guard/Reserve components/members of the Ready Reserve and members of the Standby Reserve who are on the Active Status List.
  • Retired military members who are issued DD Form 2 and eligible to receive retired or retainer pay.
  • Family members (with a valid identification card) of retired members when accompanied by a sponsor.
myfoursonsks
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Meh...I could deal with it if it only cost me $35 to fly to Italy...lol. 

Quoting mamamissy23:

oh heres a pictures too....not my idea of comfort


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