Who is eligible to apply for the Gender-Affirming Care Flights?

Any queer/transgender person in need of traveling to access gender-affirming care, whether it's a doctor's consultation, surgery, relocation, or any other care that will affirm their identity, is eligible to apply.

How are you able to provide these flights?

Through our partnership with Elevated Access, we refer transgender individuals in need of gender-affirming care to their network of volunteer pilots, who generously provide private flights. If you require a flight, please email us at queertransproject@gmail.com, and we'll assist you in connecting with this option.

Is there any specific requirement for the gender-affirming care needed?

No, we understand that gender-affirming care can vary widely based on individual needs. Whether it's a small step or a significant journey, we are here to support you in accessing the care that affirms your identity.

Application Process

How do I apply for a Gender-Affirming Care Flight?

To apply for a flight, please send us an email at queertransproject@gmail.com, sharing your specific care needs, travel details, and preferred dates.

How far in advance should I request a private volunteer flight?

To ensure sufficient time for flight arrangements and coordination, we encourage you to apply as soon as you know your care travel needs. While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, advanced notice is appreciated.

Do I need to provide any financial information or proof of need to apply?

No, we do not require any financial information or proof of need to apply for the Gender-Affirming Care Flights. Our primary focus is to support your well-being and affirming journey.

How long does it take to process flight applications?

We typically review flight applications within 1-2 weeks. We strive to assist applicants promptly to accommodate their needs.

What if I need additional accommodations during the flight?

If you require specific accommodations during the flight, such as wheelchair accessibility or special seating, please inform us in advance, and we will do our best to arrange it for you.

How will I receive the flight details once approved?

Once your flight request is approved, we will send you all the necessary flight details and arrangements via email or phone

Under what circumstances would a commercial airline flight be offered?

Commercial airline flights are considered for special circumstances, such as when the distance between point A to B is too far for a private flight, weight exceeds private plane requirements, or when specific phobias necessitate commercial travel. You can note this in your application.

Before & During the Flight

Will I be flying alone, or can I bring a companion?

You may choose to fly alone or bring a caregiver or support person, as needed. Let us know in your application, and we will accommodate your preference.

What if I need additional accommodations during the flight?

To give everyone a chance to experience our kits, if you received a kit from the MOST RECENT restock, we kindly ask that you wait for TWO restocks before ordering another one. For example, if you ordered in January, and restocks occurred in June and July, you can reorder in September.

What should I do if I encounter any issues during my flight or travel?

If you experience any issues or concerns during your flight or travel, please reach out to us immediately. We are here to support you throughout your journey.

Do you cover transportation to and from the airport for my travel?

We regret that we do not cover transportation to and from the airport for your travel. However, we remain committed to supporting your overall gender-affirming care journey and will provide assistance with flight arrangements to ensure seamless travel experiences.

Where can I find more detailed information about the private flight process?

For specific and detailed questions about the private flight process, we recommend visiting the Elevated Access website at https://www.elevatedaccess.org/about/passenger-faqs. There, you'll find comprehensive FAQs addressing various aspects of the private flight experience, ensuring you have all the information you need for your gender-affirming care journey. If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us at queertransproject@gmail.com, and we'll be happy to help.

Where can I find more detailed information about the commercial flight process?

If you have questions about the commercial flight process, we recommend referring to the website of the specific airline you are booked with. Each airline typically provides a detailed FAQ section and customer support to address inquiries about their services, policies, and travel procedures. Should you need further assistance or have any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us at queertransproject@gmail.com. We're here to support you in any way we can on your gender-affirming journey.

After the Flight

Can I apply for additional flights in the future if needed?

Yes, you are welcome to apply for additional Gender-Affirming Care Flights in the future if needed. We are committed to being a consistent resource for your affirming care journey.

Can I share my flight experience with the Queer Trans Project community?

Yes, after your flight, we will reach out to you with a follow-up survey to hear about your experiences.

You can also share by leaving us a Google review. By sharing your positive experiences and thoughts about our services, you help boost our visibility in search results. Your review plays a crucial role in helping others in the community find the essential support they need, allowing us to reach and assist more transgender individuals on their journeys towards empowerment and well-being.

How can I give feedback or suggestions about the flight experience?

We value your feedback and suggestions. In the follow-up survey, there will be a section where you can share your thoughts on how we can improve our flight program or any aspect of your travel experience.

What if I have additional questions or need further assistance after my flight?

If you have any additional questions or need further assistance after your gender-affirming care flight, please don't hesitate to contact us at queertransproject@gmail.com.