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#1 of 5 Old 01-30-2002, 12:12 AM - Thead Starter
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Does anyone know anything about these? How do they work? Is there some where I can go to get information about them?
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If you are near a post, there is a really good book available at the military clothing stores and at some of the PX that have all the regular flights going from post to post and a list of all the MAC terminals (Military Airlift Command). Otherwise, call one of the bases/posts near you (that has a flightline) and ask what what flights are available/ when and the probablility that you'll get on.

If I understand it correcly, You have to be in the military or be a military dependant with an ID card. You basically travel on a space available (space A) basis. People traveling on a space A basis have a varying level of priority. Its something like this, but don't quote me on because I don't know the level of priority....
Active on emergency leave, active on regular leave, family of active duty on emergency leave, and so on....somewhere on the list are... family traveling w/ active duty, retirees, family traveling alone, dependents of retires, and maybe reservists, but I don't know what the order is. The people at the flightline will be able to tell you.

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I have flown MAC many times. But it was always from overseas. I don't know the rules for stateside. It isn't bad, as long as you don't mind flying standby... but be sure and get your request in as soon as possible.. MWR should have info... But the books at military clothing and sales are wonderful..
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Thanks guys! I didn't even think about there being a book at the PX about it.
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I didn't check it out, but this may be useful.

http://www.military.com/Travel/Space...1886,57,00.htm
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