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Trying Space-A

September 15th, 2011

I always meant to travel via Space-A when I was on active duty, but something always seemed to get in the way. Either there was not enough time, I had deadlines to meet, or there was something going on with the family. I always seemed to need the comfort of fixed travel plans and had the money to buy plane tickets.

I am now retired. I might just have the time at least until I actively start consulting. I am driving the two college age kids doing their on-line classes nuts with my demands. One seems to be with the program and the other is still fighting me every step of the way.

I have been home for three weeks and my feet are getting restless.

Originally, there was a conference in the US this week that George had mentioned, invited me along even. Then his travel schedule became way too complicated and I sort of fell off the invite roles. So there I was sitting, having planned on being in the US this weekend and maybe visiting friends next week and thought of Space-A.

Courtesy of Ms Soprano, I looked at Ramstein PAX terminal Space-A listing on Facebook. Each day they list how many stateside flights there were, how many Space-A seats, how many filled and lowest Category of travel. This week there have been empty seats on every flight with people leaving the same day they sign up.

Why not? I can afford a few days and signed up to head to the East Coast – perhaps DC area or NJ as I know people in both places. Kathy kindly agreed to let me camp out at her flat tonight so that I might be able to meet an early morning time if needed.

I will let you know how it goes. For $29.95 if I wind up on the contract flight, it seems like a pretty good deal.

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  1. Steven
    September 17th, 2011 at 15:18 | #1

    I’ve done it in the olden days and it was always a good way to go, provided you have the time to wait. Now you do. Have fun!

  2. Cheryl
    September 17th, 2011 at 15:29 | #2

    Call me if you end up in DC. I live 10 minutes from BWI and will be home tomorrow.

  3. Alison
    September 17th, 2011 at 15:31 | #3

    Thirty bucks for a flight?! Seriously??! Am I reading that right?
    Wow–have a great trip!

  4. Kris
    September 17th, 2011 at 15:34 | #4

    Good luck!! I’ll be interested to hear how it goes.
    Have a great time!!!

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