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Airport Ferry Fee
By Diane Chaudhary


July 08, 2005

It is not inconceivable to me that some people are not prepared to pay for the airport ferry when arriving in Ketchikan. It costs almost $30 for my family to ride the ferry over to the airport. This is for 5 adult tickets (children over 12 pay full fare) and one child ticket. I know that I do not always carry $30 in my pocket. Fortunately for me, the KGB does take local checks. However, the KGB does not take credit cards or debit cards. It can be a huge inconvenience for someone to arrive at the airport ferry kiosk with all their luggage and be told that their credit/debit card is not acceptable. Then they have to trudge all the way back to the terminal to find the Automatic Teller machine and hope that it is working.

I would like to add that I have seen Rich, the Water Taxi owner, give free rides to Kayhi youth, who upon returning to Ketchikan from a sporting or academic activity did not have enough money in their pocket to pay for the ferry. And our Borough has done everything it can to drive this kind, hard working man out of business......

Diane Chaudhary
Ketchikan, AK - USA




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