I've read and re-read tons of websites and posts about space a, but there's not a lot of information on how to go about finding a flight. Here's what Im assuming (PLEASE correct me!!)
I am closest to Rammstein AFB, so I would need to call them and ask if they go to or near Eglin AFB, Florida? Im guessing they only go to some bases in the states.
If they do, then Im supposed to ask for their flight schedule, right?
How far out does the schedule go? A weeks worth of flights, a months?
Then, if I find a flight I like, I ask to be on the list for it?
I tried calling Ramstein today but that man didnt give me very good information over the phone, and I am planning on stopping in during the work week, I would just like to be prepared before I go.
There will be more flights to some bases than others. They will tell you flights scheduled for the next 24 hours, or maybe the next 72 hours. When you sign up ahead of time, you just sign up for the country you want to go to, not the base. There will be forms at the terminal, so you can pick one up to see what they look like. On the day you want to fly, you will go to the desk and tell them what base you want to fly to.
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If you look at the flight information on http://www.pepperd.com board you can get a general idea of ideas on what planes go where on certain days of the week or weeks out of the month. There is some flights on a set schedule and others that are not. They cannot give you more information on flights over the phone than 24 hours in advance. You can go to the Space A terminal to get more information for flights later in the week. But just remember those flights can change at anytime and flights can also pop up out of no where. If you are going to attempt to fly then make sure you don't leave the terminal until the last flight left an hour ago. That happened to my dh one time, he was on one flight it never left mechanical problems, 2nd flight turned around, they told them they would get on a flight in 2 hours so lots of people left to go get something to eat then a group of AD members came in (dh is still AD himself) and needed a plane to get Here and NOW. So they got one and 45 minutes later the flight took of, my dh was the only one that made it.
-- Yes and yes.
-- They will probably only share schedule info 24-72 hours in advance (you may be able to pickup a Monthly Patriot Express schedule in person). See How to Obtain Schedule Info
-- No. You should signup (register) for travel first and then try to get a seat on a flight that's going where you want to go.
-- Good idea.This message has been edited. Last edited by: coolgreany,
Thanks everyone. I did some more reading and more phone calls and I think I get how it all works now.
Maybe I'll be giving advice in the future?! lol
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