Post Number: 6453
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 11:36 am: |
Deborah, your chances of being bumped depend not on when you declared yourself 'present' for the flight or when you responded to the roll call, but on two other factors concerning passengers on that specific flight's manifest: your category (lowest priority gets the ax first) and your signup date within that category (most recent signup is in more 'danger'). So if you are a Cat IV, for example, then everyone in Cats V and VI will be removed first if seats are needed for space-required passengers OR if putting on more cargo requires lightening the passenger load. Then if more "bumpees" still must be found, the most recent signups in your category (IV in this hypothetical example) would be removed from the flight, in reverse order of their signup, so those signed up in June would be bumped before those signed up in May, etc.
As you can see, this is an unlikely scenario for you to worry about, but you are right to have explored the possibility. If the worst SHOULD happen, keep your eyes and ears open and do what you can to verify that proper procedures are being followed -- that is, someone with a later signup or a lower priority has not been kept on the manifest while you are being removed. The pax reps are only human and mistakes can be made. If protested promptly, and to the necessary level of authority, they can be reversed.
Post Number: 2
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 09:37 am: |
I have read through all of the FAQs on JohnD's site. Reading about both traveling unaccompanied, and about being 'bumped' is what had made me wonder.
I was just curious how likely this senario would be, or if it has happened to anyone: Get on a flight from Ramstein, manifested through to McCord, but then get bumped when I am at Dover (or somewhere enroute) and be stuck and need to travel the rest of the way at my own expense. Or, since I was manifested through, would they put me on the manifest of another flight if they have to bump me? I'm pretty sure I know that answer, though... probably not. I know that it's unlikely (I hope), and that I don't really need to worry about it if I am not one of the last on the plane to make roll-call, but I just want to be prepared for all possibilities.
Thank you, Deborah
Post Number: 6796
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 09:51 pm: |
To reinforce what John R, provided, see spacea FAQs Item 7.2 in particular and many more useful tidbits of spacea information.
John R Garrison
Post Number: 2745
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 01:34 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.
Once you have arrived at a CONUS location, unless you are manifested on a mission that continues to another CONUS location, as an unaccompanied Cat V, you will need to travel the remaining distance at your own expense. There is no consideration for having been "bumped". See JohnD's FAQs:
http://spacea.net/mediawiki/index.php?title=Space-A_Travel_FAQ#I.27m_a_dependent _of_an_active-duty_member:_Can_I_fly_Space-A_unaccompanied_within_the_CONUS_with out_my_sponsor.3F
Note; You cannot be bumped to make room for another (higher category) spacea traveler. Bumping only occurs to acomodate space required passengers, cargo, hazardous cargo, etc.
Happy Travels, John
Post Number: 1
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 01:16 pm: |
I am planning on traveling from Ramstein to McCord next week with my son, unaccompanied. This is my first time traveling Space-A. I have been reading up on all of the FAQs and forum so that I am as prepared as possible. I have to say, I am so glad I have come across this site (thanks to a friend), it's been wonderful at helping me become informed and easing my nerves a bit.
There is one thing that I am worried and unsure about: Traveling unaccompanied, I can only take a flight OCONUS TO CONUS, or I will need to pay for commercial the rest of the way. Now, what happenes if I get somewhere on the east coast and get bumped? I cannot take a CONUS TO CONUS flight, since I will be unaccompanied. Do they take being bumped into consideration, or would I be left trying to my own way to the west?