Patriot Express to start service between Andersen and Seattle

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The Patriot Express (PE) will start flying passengers between Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on a recurring basis Spring 2020.

The Patriot Express, also known as the “Rotator” or “Cat B flight”, is a Department of Defense-contracted commercial charter flight which provides international support to travelers on official duty and their families. The PE also provides Space-Available travel opportunities for eligible members. Flights between Andersen and Seattle will take place bi-weekly during a six month Proof-of-Principle scheduled to begin in March. The route will include a servicing stop in Hawaii, but passengers and cargo are not expected to be permitted to on or off-load during transit at that location.

Military members and their dependents in PCS or TDY status will make travel reservations through their installation Transportation Office.

Families in PCS status are authorized to transport their pets (cats and dogs only) on the PE for a nominal fee, but are limited to two pets per family. Additionally, pet capacity will be limited based on the carrier’s cargo configuration. Pet reservations are made through the passenger’s installation Transportation Office, and passengers are responsible for obtaining and meeting all pet shipment requirements, quarantine, and fees associated with the shipment of their pet(s). Pet transportation is not authorized for Space A travel.

Those looking to fly Space-Available can make reservations by completing a reservation request form on the AMC Space-A Travel page: https://www.amc.af.mil/Home/AMC-Travel-Site/AMC-Space-Available-Travel-Page/Space-Available-Email-Sign-up-Form/ .

Flight schedules will be advertised on the Andersen Passenger Terminal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AndersenPassengerTerminal/.

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