Frequently Asked Questions
Can my wife (husband) go with me?
No. Spouses are not allowed due to travel on an Honor Flight due to the high number of veteran requests and the limited number of seats available. The only spouses who are permitted to go are those who are veterans themselves.
I am the widow of a World War II veteran. Can I go?
We do not have the resources, funding, or seating available at this time to transport widows of WWII Veterans.
How much does it cost? How much money do I need to bring?
The cost is FREE for World War II and terminally ill veterans. You do not need to bring any money, unless you intend to purchase souvenirs.
What if the veteran is on oxygen or will need a wheelchair?
WHEELCHAIRS — Honor Flight New England will provide a wheelchair for each honoree. Our chartered coaches in Washington, DC are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
OXYGEN — If the veteran requires oxygen, a prescription for the oxygen must be provided by the veteran’s healthcare provider, identifying the delivery method (mask or nasal cannula), frequency (as needed or continuously), and the rate of delivery (2-3 liters per minute). Veterans on oxygen are required to have oxygen cylinders available from their home to the departure airport and also on the return from their local airport back to their homes, and must have an oxygen concentrator . No oxygen cylinders are permitted to be used on the aircraft. If the veteran requires oxygen during the trip, please call us at 603-518-5368 to discuss arrangements.
Who is in charge of the program?
The Founder of Honor Flight New England is Joe Byron who along with many dedicated volunteers makes this program possible.
Can I make a donation to Honor Flight Network?
Donations to Honor Flight New England can be made by credit card from our website. You may also donate by mail. Please send the donation to:
Honor Flight New England
PO Box 16287
Hooksett, NH 03106
Or visit our Donate page.
How do you decide which veterans get to go?
Veterans are flown on a “first-come, first-served basis.” Within the applicants, top priority is currently given to World War II veterans and all other veterans with terminal illness. Our second priority is to Korean War veterans and then Vietnam War veterans. Applications are date stamped upon arrival.
Can my son, daughter, grandson, etc. go as a guardian?
Only under certain limited circumstances. Our TOP priority is the safe travel of ALL the veterans. Who will or will not serve as a guardian, and how many guardians will be needed, is the sole responsibility of the Program Director and Committee Members. That decision is based upon many factors, such as:
- How many disabled veterans are scheduled to go?
- Of the disabled veterans going, how many will have to be physically assisted getting on and off the bus?
Which guardian applicants are most qualified? Medically trained, active duty military personnel and veterans who have previously participated in a flight are given top priority and serve as leadership members. The applicants physically capable of assisting in the lifting of World War II veterans are also a top priority. Once the director feels enough of those positions have been filled, other applicants are then considered. Again, these decisions rest solely with the Program Director and Committee Members
How are you funded?
Honor Flight Network and Honor Flight New England receive no national, government sponsorship. Our funding comes primarily from individuals who recognize the great accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans and want these heroes to see their memorial before it’s too late.
Are terminally ill World War II veterans given any special priority?
YES! Such veterans go to the top of the list for the next flight departing to Washington D.C. as part of our TLC Program. Not only are World War II veterans given this top priority, but any terminally ill veteran, who has never been able to visit their memorial, is given the same priority under our TLC Program. Please call us for more information.