Pre-Flight – What is a Travel Companion

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Only complete this form if you have been selected for the April 2024 Flight

What is a Travel Companion Form


The Western ND Honor Flight will have dedicated Honor Flight volunteers and medical staff available and ready to assist you if you need extra help during the trip. However, some Veterans request to have someone accompany them on the trip for mobility or medical needs. These Travel Companions must be capable of handling your carry-on luggage (no checked bags), be able to assist you with a wheelchair, if needed, and be fully aware of your medical needs and medications.

Unfortunately, the Honor Flight guidelines state that spouses, significant others, partners, or fiancĂ©es are unable to serve as Travel Companions. This is a policy given to us by the Honor Flight Network and is followed by all Honor Flight hubs. The only spouses who are permitted to go are those who are Veterans themselves. These trips are dedicated to our Veterans and with limited space, we must ensure that every available resource is allocated to their accommodation.  Adding spouses simply isn't an option for our program. In addition, our experience has shown that Veterans spending time with their fellow comrades proves to be helpful and healing for them.

Ideally, an adult child or grandchild could serve as a Travel Companion with the goal being that you share your military memories with younger generations. The Travel Companion fee is $1,200.00. We ask that this fee be paid by the pre-flight meeting or earlier.

Send Travel Companion Fee To:

Western ND Honor Flight
PO Box 265
Bismarck, ND 58502

Name of Selected Veteran
Do you need/want a travel companion to accompany you?