Upcoming Flights

Puget Sound Honor Flight’s confirmed dates for spring 2017 travel will be April 22-24 and May 20-22, 2017. If you know of any veteran who resides in Western Washington and served active duty during WWII, Korean or Vietnam wars, please have them fill out an application and join us for an Honor Flight.

Following is the schedule for these flights.

Flight details for 4/22 and 5/20, 2017:

Date Airline
Flight No.
Depart City/Time Arrival City/Time Depart
City/Flight/Time
Arrival City/Time Details
Saturday, 4/22 and 5/20, 2017 Alaska Airlines #766 Seattle (SEA) 7:45a Baltimore
(BWI)
3:45p
    Non-stop
             
Monday, 4/24 and 5/22, 2017 Alaska Airlines #767 Baltimore (BWI) 4:45p Seattle (SEA) 7:35p     Non-stop
 

Below are details and specifics for the spring trips:

  • All travel arrangements have been made on behalf of the veteran/guardian.
  • Puget Sound Honor Flight departs and returns out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and flies in to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) via Alaska Airlines.
  • Veterans will gather in the Alaska Airlines departure concourse, near Door 25, no later than 5:30a on Saturday morning. We are working with very limited space in this ticketing location, so please come prepared (government issued photo ID and bag ready to be checked with your name tag affixed to the bag). We ask that you allow us to check your bag through for you, and we will collect the bags in Baltimore for you. This makes it very easy!
  • As you check in you will be provided your boarding pass, and given further instructions. If you do not already know your guardian, this we will provided instructions on meeting him/her.

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What you will need for your trip:

Valid and current government issued ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport or state ID card representing the name on your application).

  • Please carry your medications on board the plane with you. You are also advised to bring extra medications that you may need, in the unlikely event that we experience any delays in returning home.
  • No fluids over 3 oz in size. Fluids of 3 oz or smaller must be gathered in a quart size clear Ziploc bag.
  • If you choose to bring a carry-on bag with you for your personal items (clothes, sweatshirt, shoes, etc.), please make sure it has your name on it. Larger suitcases will need to be checked and will also need to have a name tag already on it.
  • Be sure to check the weather prior to packing to make sure you bring appropriate clothing. We encourage casual and comfortable clothing, including footwear. You will receive a Puget Sound Honor Flight T-shirt to wear during the tour.
  • If you have a uniform or parts of a uniform you would like to wear on the day of the visit to the Memorial, you are encouraged to do so. Also, if you have a “WWII Veteran” hat or other hat that indicates that you served, you are strongly encouraged to wear it.

Please do not bring the following:

  • Pocket knives or sharp objects (except for syringes, if you are diabetic)

Hotel Accommodations/Baltimore:

Hilton BWI
1739 W. Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090
(410-694-0808)

  • Rooms are double occupancy and you will be paired with your guardian, or another veteran.
  • All meals have been arranged and you will be provided lunch on both departing and returning flights. Dinner will be made available upon our evening arrival at the Baltimore hotel. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know at least ten days prior to the flight.

Special notations:

  • Wheelchairs will be provided at Seatac for all airport transfers and upon arrival in Baltimore. If you think you might need a wheelchair, let us know and we will plan to have one available for you. We ask that to the extent practical, personal wheelchairs be left at home.
  • Portable oxygen concentrators are not provided. It is up to the vet to rent these for travel on the plane. You need to have a copy of a prescription for oxygen not more than 12 months old. The vet is to carry the original of the prescription and we request a copy to attach to your PSHF application. Small, portable oxygen tanks are provided for the tour day and room concentrators are provided at the hotel.
    Also, it is highly recommended that those requiring a POC to bring one additional battery than you think you will need. In the unlikely event that we experience any delays in returning home, this will be good insurance.
  • If there are any changes on your original application between now and the scheduled departure date (i.e. medical, pharmaceutical, mobility, contact information, etc.), please let us know as soon as possible (253-303-1130). It is important that we keep our information up-to-date for our travelers.
  • If for any reason, you are unable to make the trip, please notify us immediately so that we may work to find another veteran to fill your vacancy. If this becomes necessary, you will be placed at the top of the list for an upcoming flight.

Should you require overnight accommodations on evening prior to travel, below are recommended hotels near the airport:

Hampton Inn & Suites/Seattle Airport
28th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 244-5044

Clarion Hotel
3000 S. 176th Street
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 242-1998

Comfort Inn & Suites
19333 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 878-1100

La Quinta Inn & Suites
2824 S. 188th Street
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 241-5211