The Space-A program has seen some big changes! New regulations allow dependents of 100% disabled veterans to fly Space-A when in the company of the veteran. Additionally, surviving spouses of retirees can now take full advantage of Space-A travel! These changes are great, and allow military and veteran families more access to all kinds of travel. Read part of the relevant portion of the memo released regarding air transportation eligibility below!
Department of Defense ~ ” Table 3. Eligible Space-Available Travelers, Priorities, and Approved Geographical Travel Segments
47. Authorized veterans with a permanent service-connected yes disability rated as total and their dependents (when accompanied by their sponsor) traveling in the CONUS or directly between the CONUS and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa (Guam and American Samoa travelers may transit Hawaii or Alaska); or traveling within Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
49. Surviving spouses of retired military members and their dependents (when accompanied by the surviving spouse). ” ~ Department of Defense
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At the time of publication, Space-A is still restricted due to COVID-19. However, once restrictions are lifted, dependents of retirees and surviving spouses will be able to use their Space-A privileges. For more information regarding this change, click the link to read the memo below!
** Please note: Due to the impact of COVID 19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.