BOOKMARK THIS PAGE to look at some alternative military space a travel resource suggestions. This page assists you to :
1. Plan and Research Your Space A Trip-PLAN A
to a successful Space A trip is planning.. There are several methods
for planning and researching your trip. A suggested approach involves
asking yourself several basic questions:
Where do I want
How much time do
I want to spend on vacation?
What do I want
How much money
do I need?
What type of
clothing and equipment i.e. cell phones, lap tops,
cameras do I require.?
If driving to
the AMC center, where to I find long term parking?
Do I understand the Space A signup
What other resources
do I need, to do what I want to do?
I have an
alternative plan in case of emergencies like who to contact?
I have a Military
Space Available Travel Guide
Have I read these tips for women travelling alone or with children?
I researched the type of aircraft I may be flying and does it
require any special considerations.
possible for you to take your planned trip in the Virtual World.
allows you to visit the destinations virtually, create the mapping of
your proposed trip down to the finest detail, as well as view the
experiences of others.
When Stranded-PLAN B
Bring along your Space A Travel Survival kit which includes:
For travelers who live in the interior of the country, most major AMC Centers are located on both coasts, A connecting commercial flight to the desired AMC center may be the best option These links offer reasonable connecting airfares to major AMC Centers both foreign and domestic.
General Travel Discount Resources
Military Discounts at Quality Inn, Choice Hotels, Clarion Hotels
Days Inn-Senior and Military Discounts
Red Roof Inns
Eurotrip Hotels and Hostels
Free Foreign Lodgings
Hickam Lodging Info
The USO is a good source for transportation and lodging assistance in foreign countries. For difficulties encountered in Foreign Countries, contact the nearest US Consulate Office. Contact information is located on the following sites:
US Consulate.-Financial, Legal and Medical Assistance
Hospitality Club-Possible Free Lodgings
USO-Transportation and Lodging
5. Flying Military Space Available
Because of recent world events, approach each trip in a foreign country with caution.
Military Space Available Travel is an adventure. Like any adventure it contains unexpected and surprising experiences. It allows you to fly for free on military aircraft on a space available basis to and from many foreign and domestic locations. In most cases, this privilege saves you the cost of the airfare. and coupled with the use of Military MWR and other resources, most trips can be financially rewarding. To assure that your Space A trips are successful economically, experienced Space A Travelers plan their trip before hand and expect the unexpected.For some Space Available Travelers, the adventure and the uncertainty are its appeal. If you have to get to a specific location within a specific time frame, I suggest that you fly commercial. Approach your trips with anticipation and in some cases, with only a general idea of where you wish to fly and when you intend to get there. Ending up in different locales en route, and talking with other Space A travelers in AMC Centers throughout the world are part of the Space Available Travel Adventure. Finding yourself in out of the way places should be viewed as enjoyable and rewarding experiences. These experiences become part of your new Space A story. Space A Travel also keeps you in touch with your military society.
You must consider several factors prior to flying Space A. Two factors are the time of year, and the destination of the trip. In general, its best to make Space A travel plans during off peak travel periods of the year. For example, avoid returning from Europe in late June as many seats are used by students returning from Europe. Also summer time is when the active military take their children on vacation using up most Space Available travel resources to and from Europe. To fly Space Available within this time frame, have an alternative plan. Also trips to Hawaii in the fall and winter are very popular. Prepare yourself for long waits at the AMC terminal for a return flight, and have sufficient money for a commercial hotel and a possible commercial return flight.
instances if the goal is just to save money, flying commercial makes
more economic sense then flying Space A. For example, if extensive
travel to the AMC center is required,
and the ultimate destination requires extensive travel from the
destination AMC Center, the realized savings by flying Space A might
not exist. A direct round trip commercial flight from the departing
location to the ultimate destination might be cheaper. Combining a
commercial flight with staying at
military lodgings may be the best alternative especially during space a
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