The Patriot Express, also known as the “Rotator” or “Cat B flight”, is a Department of Defense (DoD) contracted commercial charter flight which provides international support to travelers on official duty (PCS/TDY) and their families. The PE also provides Space-Available travel opportunities. The 618th Air Operations Center at Scott AFB, IL., schedules these flights on a recurring basis both to and from AMC commercial airports and military passenger terminals. These flights offer inflight amenities and operate similar to commercial airlines.
Passengers traveling in conjunction with a PCS or official travel must have in their possession a travel order or similar authorization issued by an appropriate authority, and an official identification card issued by a DoD Component, federal, State, or local government authority. In addition, passengers may be required to carry passports, visas, and immunization records etc. when applicable. Responsibility to obtain required documentation lies solely with you, the traveler. Reservations are made through your Transportation Office. Additional information can be found by accessing https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/.
Passenger check-in opens 6 hours prior to departure at AMC commercial airport locations. If passengers do not elect to check-in early, the required show time is no later than 3 hours and 20 minutes prior to departure at SEA-TAC Airport. If you are departing from a military installation, please check with the passenger terminal personnel for specific check-in times. These times are designed to ensure on-time departures.
Each passenger is authorized two pieces of checked baggage not to exceed 70 pounds and 62 linear inches (sum of length+width+height) each. Bags heavier than 70 pounds or larger than 62 linear inches will be counted as two pieces and an excess baggage fee may apply. Excess baggage rates vary but will not exceed $125 per piece. Baggage Exceeding 80 Linear Inches and/or 100 pounds WILL NOT be Accepted. Excess Baggage is Not Authorized for Space-Available Passengers.
Carry-ons must fit under the seat in front of you or in an overhead bin. Approximate dimensions are 9” x 14” x 22” for a total of 45 linear inches.
Families in PCS status are authorized to transport their pets (cats and dogs only) on the PE, but are limited to two pets per family. Pet reservations are made through your Transportation Office. Passengers are responsible for obtaining and meeting all pet shipment requirements, quarantine, and fees associated with the shipment of their pet(s). Additional information can be found on the AMC Pet Travel Site: https://www.amc.af.mil/Home/AMC-Travel-Site/AMC-Pet-Travel-Page/
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA)
Service animals and ESA’s are authorized to accompany passengers with disabilities in the cabin of the aircraft. Service Animals require written documentation issued by an agency verifying the animal has been trained as a service animal. ESA’s require documentation from a licensed mental health professional (e.g., a psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed clinical social worker). See the Pet Travel Brochure for specific documentation requirements. It’s recommended that you contact your local Transportation Office or AMC Passenger
Terminal to ensure your service animal can be accommodated. Service animals and ESAs are subject to country quarantine procedures. Specific information can be found by accessing http://travel.state.gov.
734th Air Mobility Squadron
AMC Passenger Terminal Information
Bld 17002 UNIT 14008
APO AP 96543-4008
Hours of Operation:
0700-2100, 7 days a week
24 Hour Flight Recording: