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.