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Lady Cat 6 is an avid world traveler who, along with her retired sponsor, enjoys the adventure of Category 6 retiree (Cat 6) space available (space a) flying.  Catching hops on a variety of military aircraft from biz jets to cargo planes, meeting interesting new friends in terminals and on planes around the globe, and enjoying the serendipity of space a travel, these journeys are her adventure!

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  1. Hi, we met in Bayeaux Tapestry last fall and I kept your website link. I’ve been watching flights out of Whidbey Island and see a regular occurrence to Shannon, Ireland. It appears to be monthly flight to Canada, then Ireland then continuing on to Spain and Italy. I made the “mistake” of calling NAS Whidbey about the flight. Asking general questions and they didn’t know anything. Hoping you know about these flights. Not as worried about getting there, just how do we get back and what can we expect for amenities (places to stay) close to the base. Thanks for your help. Your website is amazing.

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    • Shannon is a fuel stop, so although you can get off, it’s not easy to get back on. I would plan on Ryan Air to Frankfurt, and return from Ramstein… I’m on the road now but will get back with more detail later today!

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  2. Lady Cat 6, I am so thankful for your wealth of information! My sponsor and I will be taking our first Space A journey in October to Italy. Your guidance is my bible! Pretty entertaining, too.

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  3. did anybody thought about Cat6 SpaceA buddies..may be 4-6 people traveling together SpaceA meeting at an East coast or West coast AMC terminal and go thru the hassle of signing up…area lodging…just traveling together??? I’m planning for my first SpaceA travel and I am a solo traveler with no itineraries. and time table…just traveling where SpaceA takes me.

    Rod Merced

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    • Once, a couple of years ago, we ran into a group of 6 (3 couples) traveling together from McGuire to Ramstein, and we’ve heard of other people doing the same thing. We recently traveled with a friend space a to Hawaii – it can certainly be done!

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      • Enjoy your writing so much – inspiring! We hope one day to take the Medivac bus from Ramstein to Vicenza, then tour Italy. Upon return we would like to try for the PatExp from Naples rather than returning to Ramstein. Do you think that might work?

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      • We have done that, and it is a possibility. The downside is that Naples does not have as many flights going back to CONUS as Ramstein does. If you don’t get on the PE, your options are to wait two weeks for the next flight, go to Sigonella for the flight the following week (the PE alternates between Naples and Sigonella), or return to Ramstein. Occasionally there are flights from Naples to Ramstein or even Rota, Spain, which also has additional flights for CONUS. Ramstein has the most flights to CONUS, though. I would probably give Naples a try, but be prepared to head north in the event that I didn’t get a seat there.

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