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February 8, 2013

Have a plan when traveling Space-A

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When planning a vacation, people are always looking for ways to save a little money. One option is space-available flights offered by the Nellis air terminal to active-duty, retired, guard and reserve military members and dependents.

Space-A flights allow people in these categories to take advantage of free flights to other Air Mobility Command terminals around the world.

“The only requirement is that retirees must have a blue identification card and active-duty members must be on leave or pass status at the time [they] register for Space-A travel,” said Senior Airman Bradley Kiracofe, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Terminal operator.

Space-A is a money saving service, but badly planned execution could lead to becoming stuck at a location without a way to return to your home station. Flights being cancelled, lack of seat availability and aircraft delays can also leave people stuck at their vacation location.

“Although it does save you money, it’s not as reliable as commercial flights because Space-A is not the first mission for that aircraft,” Kiracofe said. “Everything [depends on] what we have going out.”

It is important that people using Space-A flights plan their trip using more than one source of transportation to get back to their departure location just as a precautionary measure.

“People should always plan ahead just in case their not able to make it on the flight so they have an alternate mode of getting home,” said Master Sgt. Marcus Reichelt, 99th LRS section chief.

“It’s a good opportunity as long as you plan properly because it is not always a guarantee. The key is being flexible,” he added.

For more information on Space-A flights, call the Nellis air terminal customer service desk at (702) 602-2562 or the 24-hour flight schedule recording at (702) 652-6099.




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