Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees 

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret.  While Space A is a privilege for retirees, there are some retirees that do not have this privilege. There are different categories of retirees, some are eligible for Space A and some are not. But there are efforts to change the eligibility requirements. For a retiree to be Read more about Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees […]

How to Improve Your Chances of Space A Seat Selection

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret.  Flying on military Space A is one of the better privileges awarded to military members, active and retired.  Here are some of the ways to improve your chances of obtaining a seat on a flight. There are a few good strategies to remember to gain as much of Read more about How to Improve Your Chances of Space A Seat Selection[…]

What am I Allowed to Pack for Space A Travel?

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. Preparing for a Space-A trip is in many ways, very similar to preparing for any trip, but there are some unique situations. Since packing is an important part of any trip, let’s go over some packing tips. John’s Tips First off I’d like to say that the most Read more about What am I Allowed to Pack for Space A Travel?[…]

The Military Retiree Advantage When Traveling Space A

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. Military Space A flights, otherwise known as HOPS, are available to authorized personnel after all mission requirements have been met and there is still sufficient space available to accommodate passengers safely.  Always remember that Space A is a privilege, not a right.  This privilege can be revoked at Read more about The Military Retiree Advantage When Traveling Space A[…]

Popular Misconceptions of Space A Travel

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. There are many misconceptions about traveling with Space A (Space Available for military).  The first and most important misconception about Space A travel is that it is a “right”.  It is not.  It is a privilege, and it could be taken away from us at any time.  That’s Read more about Popular Misconceptions of Space A Travel[…]