There is a sticky topic at the top of this forum with the information. It has all you need to know. It would help if you would look before you post. Also, your profile says you are a service member, not a spouse. Please have accurate information.
I'm sorry. As you can see I've only posted 4 time and I'm pretty new at all this. I don't know all the details in these discussion boards...give the new girl a break will ya. I've gone back and I have no idea where you want me to read...I also checked my profile and it does say I'm a spouse.This message has been edited. Last edited by: pwinners,
If you are in a OCONUS location then you are able to use Space A (available) which is exactly what it means. You have to be open to where you are going and how long it will take to get there and back. Sometimes you can do it quickly and other times it will be a waiting game. If you are in Hawaii then Hickam is the place for you to start. You can go in and talk to them about it. As a Dependent you will be considered Category 5 when you are flying without your sponsor. It means that there is people ahead of you. You will need a command sponsored letter for the flight there and back. Usually flights going to the mainland from Hawaii are to San Diego (North Island) or Travis. There is some other places that they go to. Now there are restrictions on what you can do. If you are trying to go to Florida and you are on a flight that starts in Hickam then goes to Texas and then Florida you are fine you can go the whole way. But if it stops at Travis then that is as far as you can go. The only way around this is if your dh is deployed for longer than 120 days at the time. If so then they are allowing Dependent to fly Conus to Conus locations. As a spouse you can sign up 60 days before hand to fly. You should be at the air terminal around midnight the day you are flying out to check in and in case of changes. You can't wear open toed shoes, you will have to be willing to be bumped. you can fly for free but you will pay for your own meals (take snacks). Layer your clothes because you never know what type of aircraft you will be in. And be prepared because sometimes the toliets well are just that, surrounded by a shower curtain on the back part of the plane.
If you have any questions try for information Space A or here for flight schedules try here
Hello,I was checking out info on space a for my daughter who's husband is stationed in Germany.i was a bit disappointed to see dave_ms' response to pwinner,wife of an active duty service member please be a little more helpful instead of territorial. also a wife of an active duty member for the past 20 years, we all need to stick together.have a good day.
Originally posted by 14574251: Hello,I was checking out info on space a for my daughter who's husband is stationed in Germany.i was a bit disappointed to see dave_ms' response to pwinner,wife of an active duty service member please be a little more helpful instead of territorial. also a wife of an active duty member for the past 20 years, we all need to stick together.have a good day.
Actually he was correct in his post but harsh, then he apologized. It is over and done with please move on.
I was pretty under the weather when I made the post - I was trying to avoid a week long hospital stay. I tried to help, and realized that I was a little short, so as MJ stated, I came back the next day and apologized for the tone.
Hello , I am new at posting and at space-a. I am just reading through posts and sites to get some perspective. I am traveling space a (unaccomp.)from Ramstein to the States. Hopefully next weeek. I know I will wind up in Dover or Charleston. I'm trying to get to NC to see my mother. I will be traveling with two teenagers and returning back to Ramstein with one. Leaving one at college. Any advice? Where can i get a rental car if we get to the states after the normal duty day?Any thing I should be aware of? Thanks so much Holly- AF wife 19 yrs and counting.
Best advice is read the info at www.spacea.net. As far as rental cars, major airports (e.g. Philadelphia near McGuire AFB or even Dover) may be the best source after duty hours. You may have to wait it out until next business day for local offices.
Originally posted by 18053035: If my husband is station in Hawaii and I'm trying to travel to the east coast is that consider OCONUS?
Hawaii is OCONUS. If you are command sponsored, you can take an unaccompanied space-a flight from Hawaii to the states. However, once the mission ends, you are no longer authorized to fly space-a. So, if the mission ends at Travis, you would have to take a commercial flight from CA to the east coast.
Originally posted by sbestp: What does it mean for the mission to end? What causes it to end?
Means that is as far as it goes. The mission that they are on is finished/ended, the plane isn't going any farther than that so if you wanted to continue you would have to go to another flight. If you are a dependent OCONUS then you can only go until the flight you are on ends. The mission could be from Andersen to Yokota to Hickam to Travis or from Andersen to Hickam to Travis to Andrews.