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HFLI Saturday, September 23, 2017 Southwest flight info:
8:05 AM Flt #3659 Depart Islip MacArthur Airport
9:15 AM Flt #3659 Arrive at Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
9:50 PM Flt # 2900 Depart BWI
10:55 PM Flt # 2900 Arrive at Islip MacArthur airport
Airport Parking, September 23, 2017
Thanks to the Town of Islip Airport Commissioner, Shelly LaRose-Arken, SP Plus Parking, and Blackhawk Equity Partners, Veterans and Guardians participating in the September 23 Honor Flight are invited to use the Short Term Hourly lot on Sept 23 for free. This is the closest lot to the terminal.
When the flight returns to MacArthur Airport that evening, those participants will be issued parking passes in the terminal. This includes drivers who arrive at the airport that evening to pick up a Veteran.
Honor Flight Long Island Board members will distribute passes to participants. Those passes must be presented to the parking lot attendants at the parking lot exit for the fee waiver.
Volunteers and visitors are NOT eligible for these parking passes and must comply with general airport parking procedures.
Welcome our Heroes on their return home.
The suggested arrival time at MacArthur Airport for supporters who wish to welcome home the Honor Flight is 10:30 PM.
All are advised to check the Southwest website in case of delays for SW Flt # 2900 .
(631) 702-2423. (not on Flight date)
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Flights are Scheduled in the Spring and the Fall.
This is a SAMPLE ITINERARY:
Our group will muster at Long Island MacArthur Airport two hours before departure to check in, issue boarding passes name tags, and souvenir T-shirts, meet and greet, take pictures, and get through security. The flight is a quick hour to Baltimore Washington International Airport where a waiting motor coach takes us on the 50-minute drive to Washington DC and the WWII and Korean Memorials. We eat lunch on the bus and watch a great video about how the WWII Memorial came to be.
We spend about 2 hours at the WWII memorial , frequently among Honor Flight groups from other parts of the country. We take a group picture of all veterans and Guardians at this time. If you have family members in the DC area this is where you should tell them to meet you. The Korean veterans will spend time at the Korean Memorial.
We may also visit the Iwo Jima Memorial and depending on weather, traffic, and timing we might visit Arlington National Cemetery, the Navy Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, or other area high-points.
On our way back to the airport we stop for a buffet dinner and take time to relax and enjoy our group. The return flight is a quick hour, then we're home.
The only thing the veterans are responsible for is getting themselves to and home from the airport. Sometimes we can help with a ride so if there's a real problem , call Vee Bennett, 631 702-2423.
Airport Directions and Parking: http://www.flylima.com
For anyone driving a long distance, there are reasonable hotels near the airport.