Have you ever used Space-A Travel? I personally have not, but after reading this I may just have to give it a try.
Space-A travel is free travel aboard Defense Department owned or controlled aircraft. Here are some tips on using Space-A Travel during the holidays: (1) sign up for departures as early as possible; (2) continuously call the passenger terminal to verify show times and flight status; (3) show up earlier than the posted flight check-in or roll call; (3) dress warmly and in layers; (4) NE able to pay for commercial airlift back if Space-A travel is not an option for the return flight; (5) plan funds for excess lodging or food costs caused by flight delays; (6) pack to observe the same U.S. Transportation Security Administration rules and regulations as commercial airlines; and (7) do to exceed weight limits. Observe the four main points: “be early, be patient, be flexible and have a backup plan.”