Due to the COVID-19 virus, passengers must now fill out a Traveler Health Declaration for Exit Screening form and bring it when checking in for their flight at the Andersen Passenger Terminal.
Screening Procedures Upon Arrival to Terminal or Processing Area
The Patriot Express (PE) flies passengers between Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on a recurring basis. The route will now include a servicing stop in Anchorage, Alaska instead of Honolulu. The change was made by the carrier to better accommodate pets.
The Patriot Express, also known as the “Rotator” or “Cat B flight”, is a Department of Defense contracted commercial charter flight which provides international support to travelers on official duty and their families. The PE also provides Space-Available travel opportunities for eligible members. Flights between Andersen and Seattle will take place bi-weekly during a six month Proof-of-Principle scheduled to begin in March. Military members and their dependents in PCS or TDY status will make travel reservations through their installation Transportation Office.
Families in PCS status are authorized to transport their pets (cats and dogs only) on the PE for a nominal fee, but are limited to two pets per family. Additionally, pet capacity will be limited based on the carrier’s cargo configuration. Pet reservations are made through the passenger’s installation Transportation Office, and passengers are responsible for obtaining and meeting all pet shipment requirements, quarantine, and fees associated with the shipment of their pet(s). Pet transportation is not authorized for Space A travel.
Those looking to fly Space-Available can make reservations by completing a reservation request form on the AMC Space-A Travel page: https://www.amc.af.mil/Home/AMC-Travel-Site/AMC-Space-Available-Travel-Page/Space-Available-Email-Sign-up-Form/ .
Flight schedules will be advertised on the Andersen Passenger Terminal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AndersenPassengerTerminal/ .
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/.
AMS highly encourages customers to take advantage of the early bird check-in process, especially in light of the COVID-19 virus. This will reduce the amount of personnel congregating to wait in lines and greatly reduces time spent checking-in. Along with avoiding lines and shortened counter time, customers will also benefit from getting seat preference. Early bird check-in is from 0700-2100 on the Friday before the flight. If there are any questions, please contact our Passenger Terminal.
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.
Gov Guam will still be issuing pet entry permits during the COVID-19 outbreak as long as the application is emailed 4 weeks in advance to email@example.com.
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/
Guam Pet Quarantine Brochure
Andersen Pet Lodge Check List
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.
The Patriot Express will arrive at Andersen AFB every other Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m., and depart that same evening at 9:50 p.m. ChST.
Per the Defense Travel Regulation, Patriot Express flights will be available for booking 90 days prior to the month in which travel will begin. For example, flights departing in June will be available for booking in March. In the event a flight is not yet available for booking, the dates for Patriot Express flights arriving in and departing from Guam are below for your planning purposes.
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: