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    Start with This Checklist for Your Best Space-A Travel Experience [Infographic]

    While stationed in Guam, our family of six took the opportunity to travel "Space-A" (Space Available) several times. Strapped into the cargo hold of a noisy, cold C-17 was quite the aventure for our young children. And while it wasn't necessarily an easy or convenient experience for the adults involved, the price was certainly right!  

    Have you traveled Space-A? If so, then you know there are lots of steps leading up to a successful flight. If you haven't yet forayed into the world of Space-A Travel, then you may be wondering what it's all about.

    Either way, MilitaryByOwner has got you covered with loads of resources for your military family's travels!

    How Space-A Travel Works

    Space-A Travel is a privilege extended to service members and certain other categories (dependents, retirees) for military flights with extra seats open, i.e. "space available." While the flight is free, as with all things military related, there are certain requirements and paperwork you'll need to complete in advance. 

    As noted in our newest ebook, Guide to Military Family Travel, Space-A is inexpensive but only works if you have some flexibility with your travel dates. MilitaryByOwner's post "Space-A Travel Tips" suggests starting with these sites to familiarize yourself with the process.  

    Next, download and save this handy checklist!

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    Have you traveled Space-A? How was your experience? We'd love to hear YOUR tips and tricks!

    For even more information on Space-A and other military family travel tips including discounts, destinations, cool stops and side trips, and much more, download this FREE resource, the latest in MilitaryByOwner's series of E-books. 

    Download Free Guide to Military Family Travel

     

    Jen McDonald

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    Jen McDonald

    Jen McDonald is the Content Editor for MilitaryByOwner Advertising. She's a longtime writer, the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, the host of the Milspouse Matters podcast, and has been published in several books and numerous national publications. She was a military spouse for nearly 30 years and is the mom of four (including one son in the military). One of her happiest roles now is being a grandmother. She and her newly retired Air Force husband have been stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific and won’t count how many houses they’ve lived in because that would be too depressing. Her passion is encouraging young military spouses and regularly sharing about topics like military life, parenting, homeschooling...and now grandparenting! See more from Jen at her site, Jen McDonald and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest.

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