You weren’t going anywhere anyway: Air Force suspends Space-A travel for many eligible flyers

A Patriot Express flyer retrieves his luggage inside the passenger terminal at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 28, 2018. GABRIELLE SPALDING/U.S. AIR FORCE
A Patriot Express flyer retrieves his luggage inside the passenger terminal at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 28, 2018. GABRIELLE SPALDING/U.S. AIR FORCE

You weren’t going anywhere anyway: Air Force suspends Space-A travel for many eligible flyers

by Joseph Ditzler
Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Air Force has curtailed space-available travel, the type of low-cost air travel available to service members, their families, civilian employees and retirees, to limit the spread of coronavirus, Air Mobility Command announced Sunday.

The suspension remains in effect through May 11. Space-A travel is still available to certain categories of travelers, including service members and their families on emergency leave and wounded warriors, according to the announcement.

“Our focus remains on force health protection, and this temporary suspension of Space-A travel represents a sensible course of action to increase force health protection measures, while simultaneously decreasing risk to mission from COVID-19,” said Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, in a statement.

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