Our Next Flight
Message from Honor Flight Long Island President Bill Jones.
Dear Honor Flight Long Island Family,
It is with a heavy heart that I announce HFLI will not have a flight in the fall. We had held out hope that we could have an October flight.
While things are getting better, the uncertainty of the future led the Board of Directors to make this difficult decision. Our veterans are in an “at risk” group and we simply could not risk the health and well-being of these great men and women.
We felt that this was the proper and necessary decision.
I will add that two days after HFLI made this decision, Honor Flight headquarters cancelled all Hub trips in the fall.
UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 28, 2021.
Honor Flight Headquarters has SUSPENDED ALL flights through June 30, 2021.
Therefore, it is doubtful that we will have a spring 2021 and we are now focusing our hope on a FALL 2021 flight.
If you have questions, please call Jamie at 631-702-2423.
We thank you for your continued support. Stay safe.
Bill Jones President
For the Board of Directors
️️️Southwest flight info:
Below is some information that we will update when our next flight is scheduled.
FLIGHT # DEPART ISLIP 0:00 AM, ARRIVE BWI 00:00 AM
FLIGHT # DEPART BWI 0:00PM, ARRIVE ISLIP 0:00PM
Airport Parking, m day year
Thanks to the Town of Islip Airport Commissioner, Shelly LaRose-Arken, SP Plus Parking, and Blackhawk Equity Partners, Veterans and Guardians participating in the m,d,year. Honor Flight are invited to park in the Short Term Hourly lot on M,D,YYYY for free. This is the closest lot to the terminal.
Participants will be issued parking passes before the end of the flight. This includes drivers who arrive at the airport that evening to pick up a Veteran. To get the fee waiver those passes must be presented to the parking lot attendants at the parking lot exit.
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.
Though there is no organized ceremony, everyone is invited to welcome home our flight at MacArthur Airport. The suggested arrival time for supporters who wish to welcome home the Honor Flight is an hour prior to the returning flight.
All are advised to check the Southwest website in case of delays for SW Flt #.
Have a Question?
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 time 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. Next the group will go together to the Korean Memorial.
We will visit Arlington National Cemetery and depending on weather, traffic and timing we might visit the Navy Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, or other area high-points.
We’ll have dinner at the airport when we can take a little more 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. If getting a ride is a real issue, we can help with that. Call Jamie Bowden, 631 702-2423.
Airport Directions and Parking: http://www.macarthurairport.com/airport-info/directions
For anyone driving a long distance, there are reasonable hotels near the airport.