Air travel assistance for patients

Cancer patients can often fly to medical treatment centers around the country – absolutely free – in the empty seats on corporate jets or on private planes. Many of these services allow patients to avoid costly airfare, delays and unnecessary exposure to airport crowds.

The following organizations work with cancer patients to provide air transportation to medical centers where they can receive much needed medical treatments:

Organization Mission and overview
Air Care Alliance helps thousands of people each year with medical transportation.
Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation.
Corporate Angel Network helps cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment facilities across the country using empty seats on corporate jets. Corporate Angel Network, a national public charity, works directly with patients and families to coordinate their travel needs with flight plans of their Corporate Angels, some of the nation’s largest corporations. Since 1981, they’ve arranged more than 20,000 flights with cancer patients aboard.
Miracle Flights provides free flights to those in need of life-changing medical care not found in their local communities.
LifeLine Pilots facilitates FREE air transportation through volunteer pilots for financially distressed children and adults with medical or humanitarian needs.
Patient Airlift Services arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially. PALS also arranges volunteer flights for family members of patients as compassionate missions, to ensure patients have support when they are away from home for long periods.

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