Armed Forces News

Veterans with service-connected disability ratings of 100 percent now are eligible for Space-Available travel on military flights.

The Air Force’s Air Mobility Command adopted the change as a result of a provision in the 2019 defense-spending bill. Travelers who are selected for Space-A seats can fly anywhere in the continental United States (CONUS), Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. Local passenger terminals can provide more details.

It should be noted that eligibility alone is no guarantee of a seat on a Space-A flight. Reservations are not available, and the Defense Department has no obligation to “continue an individual’s travel or return the individual to the point of origin or any other point,” the Air Force stated.

As such, any Space-A traveler should carry “sufficient funds” to pay for commercial transportation, lodging and other expenses should the situation arise.