John R Garrison
Post Number: 2573
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 01:47 pm: |
Welcome to the Board!
If you have not yet done so, please familiarize yourself with JohnD's SpaceA Pages (link top left), the general layout of this site and the Search Function (magnifying glass at top center) of this site. Nearly all questions can be answered from those three sources. Having read thru the FAQs is a great start and I would suggest reading thru the other sections on JohnD's site as well.
In relation to your proposed trip, traveling SpaceA to/from Japan to the CONUS in the summer will be very challenging. We try to avoid the Summer (15 May to 15 Sep) as this is typically one of the busiest times (Christmas (15 Dec-10 Jan) being the other) with a lot of competition for spacea. Please ensure that you are prepared to spend more time in terminals than you can imagine. Also be prepared for additional food, lodging and expensive, last minute commercial tickets should you be time restrained upon your attempted return.
As stated often on this site, experienced SPATS avoid Christmas and Summer travel whenever possible.
"How likely is getting a flight during this month?" see JohnD's SpaceA FAQs: http://spacea.net/mediawiki/index.php?title=Space-A_Travel_FAQ#What_are_my_chanc es_of_getting_seats_on_a_particular_flight_and_how_long_will_I_have_to_wait.3F
In sum, can it be done??..Yes, Just be mentally prepared for things to not go as smoothly as you might be expecting...and be pleasantly surprised when they work out.
Happy travels, John
Post Number: 6654
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 12:19 pm: |
Thre are more flights from Yokota,check that schedule.
Post Number: 1
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 08:03 am: |
My family and i will be attempting to fly to the states in june.I know this is a crazy time but it is our only option(my children are in school).We will be on EML leave with my husband who is active duty. We are hoping to get as close to home(Tn) as possible, but we will be happy if we can get to WA. We can fly commercial from there.I guess what i am asking is, How likely is getting a flight during this month? We live in Atsugi so we could fly from there but i dont think they have many. Any advice would be greatly apperciated.