Flying Solo +1
Post Number: 10
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 12:11 pm: |
I am also a Cat IV from the midwest and fly from Italy to usually Norfolk. I then catch a commercial flight to the Midwest. One piece of advice I have is to spend the night at a hotel when you arrive. It does cost more and it adds to the travel time, but it's nice to have a night to recoup before moving on. I've done it both ways (with hotel and without) and it was easier to spend the night. I do the same thing on my way back home.
To make a last minute commercial ticket affordable, I either cash in frequent flyer miles or use Southwest military fares. I don't believe Southwest services Charleston until next year, though.
Post Number: 10
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 10:07 am: |
I just did Spang>Chas>Ramstein>Spang last week. I think. I am class III and waited an entire hour for a flight out of Spang. Coming home was a bit more challenging and a I had a day and a half wait to get back to Ramstein and then got a ride from a fellow SPAT back to Spang to get my car.
I would prepare for a possible few days of camping in the Chas terminal. There are limited transportation/food/billeting options there but it is completely doable.
Post Number: 2
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 09:28 am: |
I've read here and been advised that Spang is often less crowded and has more flights to Charleston than Ramstein. I'm leaving June 18 w my 2.5 yr old as a Cat IV (I know, I know- terrible timing) and I plan on taking a commercial flight frm Charleston to the Midwest. Any advice? I'm a first-timer and my friends with experience have either lived on the east coast or at least near a base. I know I need the necessary paperwork, to reserve by email or fax, but thats about it. I also have questions about billeting and ground transportation that I will post elsewhere.