So You Want to Fly Space-Available on a Military Hop?

As a child of the Navy (with half my relatives in the Navy or other armed forces), I spent a lot of my time on bases growing up. When my father was on active duty, our family of five seized the chance to fly Space-A several times, including trips to California, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Germany, and Italy – and our flights were totally free! Well, one flight from Germany to Baltimore on a chartered plane did cost $10 per ticket.

Here are some tips to make it work for you and yours.

What is Space-Available?

As the name implies, space-available is the empty space in a military flight. For instance, if a bunch of sailors are being flown to Hawaii, but not enough to fill the whole plane, space-available is the extra seats that could be filled.

MC1 Jose Lopez