Getting there - FAA Academy Class Date

Adam679

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May 31, 2012
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So what is the process for booking the flight to Academy? Just got FOL. So is the last day of class all day? or do I book to leave day after? Just some questions before I call the SATO today.
 

DeltaLimaMike

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May 10, 2011
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Re: Getting there

I wasn't able to book my ticket until about 2 weeks before my class started. Sometimes it can take a little while to get your name loaded into their system. On the last day of the academy, you will be there for a full day. So plan on leaving the next day unless you can find a flight out that evening. Either way, I don't think you'll need to worry about booking your ticket back home until a few weeks before your grad date anyways.
 

redcup

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May 17, 2011
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Re: Getting there

Assuming you make it to your grad date. People drop out before the end of the course... MWUAHAHA
 

Adam679

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May 31, 2012
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Re: Getting there

Thanks for the answer. Just got my TOL for a class the starting during the week of Feb 11th. Cutting it close!

I fully intend on being there on grad day.
 

mikecoyne34

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Nov 19, 2009
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Re: Getting there

Thanks for the answer. Just got my TOL for a class the starting during the week of Feb 11th. Cutting it close!

I fully intend on being there on grad day.
Nobody intends to wash.... Try your best, if you make it, good, if not its not a career for you. Just be smart while there. It's not difficult.
 

Adam679

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May 31, 2012
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Re: Getting there

was told two different things about booking travel arrangements--one is as soon as you get I my FOL and the other is I have to wait for the Welcome package. Which one is it? got FOL last Thursday evening--but no Welcome package yet. Class date is week of 2/11.
 

RedBaron

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Apr 22, 2009
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Re: Getting there

Book your lodging as soon as you get your FOL. None of the FAA lodging providers have a penalty fee if things change.

Cheers,:cheers:
The RedBaron
 

Charlie_Foxtrot

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Jan 11, 2011
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Re: Getting there

Adam, here is what my HR rep told me when I asked her this question:

"Do not purchase your own ticket. 10-14 days prior to your class date, you will receive a Fed Ex packet from the academy and in that packet it explains the steps you need to take to purchase your ticket."
 

Adam679

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May 31, 2012
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Re: Getting there

Are checked bags something I pay for and then get reimbursed? Or is it covered already in the reservation?
 

DeltaLimaMike

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Re: Getting there

Are checked bags something I pay for and then get reimbursed? Or is it covered already in the reservation?
Save your receipts from paying for the bags and bring them with you the first time you go to the per diem office. They'll take your receipts and add the amount to your payment.