By Aimee Perry-Mazzella
April 30, 2009
I haven't lived in Ketchikan
since 1996 but I was born and raised there and it still has a
very special place in my life, I still refer to it as "back
home". I live in a sleepy little town in Connecticut that
parts of it remind me a lot of home. My memories of Ketchikan
from childhood are great, growing up on Park Ave in a friendly
neighbourhood, with the creek right behind my house, & great
neighbours. My father and his wife are still residents there
and have property there in the area as well. I would love to
be able to share this part of my "childhood home" with
my children & husband but am unable to due to the un-godly
prices of the tickets to there. Last time my family and I were
there was 4 yrs ago and we had to save for a whole year to be
able to afford it! It shouldn't be that way.
It's just too bad that AlaskaAir
feels the need to have the monopoly on the air space up there
and people like me can't afford to go home for a visit with their
families. It's unfortunate that you have your mind made up for
you instead of being allowed to make a choice between airlines
based on price. If I had the choice and was able to pay a reasonable
price to get there, I would definately visit my family more often.
Received April 26, 2008 - Published April 30, 2009
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