As of this year, military veterans with a service-connected disability of 100 percent will be able to fly Space-A on military aircraft, Military.com recently reported.
Under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 100 percent from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be able to hop on any scheduled or unscheduled military flight operated by Air Mobility Command within the continental United States — though direct flights are available to Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa according to Military.com.
For those interested in traveling this way, keep in mind: You'll be in the lowest priority group — Category 6 — along with retirees and their dependents.
However, dependents of vets with a total disability rating won't be eligible to use this service, according to Military.com.
Because Space-A travel is literally based on "space available," hence the name, it's generally a good idea only if you have a flexible schedule, and some cash for room and board during your travels in case you have to wait a bit.
Fortunately the service is pretty cheap, with participants typically paying only a small tax or inspection fee.
An American citizen who allegedly served as a sniper for ISIS and became a leader for the terrorist group is expected to appear in federal court on Friday after being returned to the United States by the Defense Department, officials said.
Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. (Reuters photo)
LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route.
Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia, suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.