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Random Thoughts: Airline Pricing, Ebola, Chattanooga Rail Service, Flight Safety

Just some random thoughts:

Airline Pricing: Good news and bad news! Good news, the House has passed the bill to allow the Airlines to show fares without government taxes and fees. The airlines will show the amount of taxes and fees separately in a footnote or pop-up adds. Bad news, total airfare will be the same and you may think you are getting a lower fare than you do at checkout!

Ebola: With the news of the Ebola issues should passengers be concerned? Probably not, but you should always practice safe habits when flying, such as keeping your hands washed, avoid surfaces where others might leave a virus, avoid person to person contact when possible. The virus cannot be transmitted via airborne methods.

Chattanooga rail service: There continues to be talk about getting rail service for Chattanooga . With Chattanooga’s rail history it would be great! However our politicians want to go for “high speed rail”, which of course would be nice. Wouldn’t it be more more feasible to start off slow and then move to high speed? Use existing rail to see if people with actually use the service, then move forward from there!

Flight safety: With the news recently of the MH 17 downing and two other aircraft crashes, the question is raised, is it safe to fly? Without question it is still very safe to travel …… probably the safest way. Should you take precautions? It never hurts to. Know your aircraft’s route and if it flys over a potential trouble spot you can always consider other airlines/routes. US airlines sometimes have stricter limitations than foreign carriers, but I think with the MH17 incident all airlines will error on the safe side of routes!


Looking for a great weekend (or week) getaway! Chattanooga just might be your destination! So much to do: Rock City, Ruby Falls, two Aquariums, the IMAX theatre, the Children’s Museum, see the baseball stars of the future play with the Lookouts (with Friday night fireworks), restaurants, walk the Walnut Street Bridge and visit the North Shore and Coolidge Park! There’s also Chickamauga Battlefield, Point Park, the Incline! Have lunch on the Southern Belle or take a trip on the River Gorge Explorer! Then there is white water rafting just a few minutes away! And let’s not forget the waterfront, the Bluff Arts District with the Hunter Museum and restaurants! ¬†Walk the river walk or ride your bikes! Whether it’s a visit to Chattanooga or a “staycation” for locals, make sure the Tennessee Valley is in your plans!