FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Can my spouse go with me?

The only spouses who are permitted to go are those who are veterans themselves. We do not have the resources, funding, or seating available to transport all the veterans who are presently on our waiting list. Adding spouses simply isn’t an option for our program.

I am the widow of a veteran. Can I go?

Sadly, the answer is “no”. We do not have the resources, funding, or seating available to transport all the veterans who are presently on our waiting list. Adding spouses and widows simply isn’t an option for our program.

Can my son, daughter, grandson, etc. go as a Guardian?

Yes! We prefer family members (except spouses/significant others) to go as Guardians.

Can I make a donation to Honor Flight Bay Area?

Honor Flight Bay Area gratefully accepts donations from anyone who wishes to sponsor a Veteran for the joy and healing they receive from the experience of an Honor Flight Tour. The Veterans experience a life changing, all expenses paid trip from these donations. This is your way of saying “Thank You”!

For more information, click on the DONATE button on the upper left side of this page.

How are you funded?

Funding for Honor Flight hubs comes primarily from individuals who recognize the great accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans and want them to see their memorial before it’s too late. Other significant contributors have been fraternal organizations like local American Legion, VFW, Am Vets, DAV, MOPH, DAR, MOAA posts and chapters, as well as various corporations on a local level. For more information, click on the DONATE button on the upper left side of this page.

How much does it cost? How much money do I need to bring?

The cost is all expenses paid for all Veterans. You do not need to bring any money, unless you intend to purchase souvenirs.

How do you decide which veterans get to go?

Veterans are flown on a “first-come, first-served basis.” Within the applicants, top priority is currently given to World War II veterans and all other veterans with terminal illness. Our second priority is to Korean War veterans and then Vietnam War veterans.

What if I live outside the San Francisco Bay Area?

In order to find your Honor Flight hub, click on the regional hubs link in the National Honor Flight website, www.honorflight.org. Scroll down and click on the state in which the veteran lives and click on the nearest hub.  The national web site also includes information on the the Lone Eagle program to serve those that are not within 150 miles of a regional hub.

What if the veteran is on oxygen or will need a wheelchair?

WHEELCHAIRS — A percentage of the veterans we have transported over the past three years were in wheelchairs. Our deluxe motor coaches are ordered based upon this fact. Our coaches are equipped with wheelchair lifts to assist our Veterans who are unable to climb the stairs for the many on and off trips during the tour.

OXYGEN — If the Veteran is in need of oxygen during the tour, they must supply an FAA-approved oxygen concentrator. No oxygen cylinders are permitted to be used on the aircraft. Our motor coaches have power outlets for oxygen concentrators if required.

Are terminally ill Veterans given any special priority?

YES! Such veterans go to the top of the list for the next flight departing to Washington D.C.. Any terminally ill veteran, who has never been able to visit their memorial, is given top priority.

HONOR FLIGHT BAY AREA FOUNDATION IS A 501(c)3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

HONOR FLIGHT BAY AREA FOUNDATION IS A 501(c)3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION