Day 7: Chattanooga Airport

by Jeff

How easy is this! We were in the terminal in a few short minutes.

Chattanooga Airport Terminal

Chattanooga Airport Terminal -

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, the gateway to Southeastern Tennessee and North Georgia, is conveniently located near Highway 153 & Interstate 75 in Chattanooga and offers a very quick in and out experience for the occasional traveler and business traveler alike.

Located at 1001 Airport Rd Chattanooga, TN 37421, the new facility has 126,000 sq. ft. and was constructed in 1991-92.

Inside Terminal CHA

Inside Terminal Chattanooga Airport

CHA Airport has all the services and amenities one expects, without the stress created by large airports.

Non stop flight schedule CHA -

A number of major airlines serve the airport including Delta, US Air, American and Allegiant Airlines with direct flights to ten major eastern US hubs and connections around the world. Need a quick trip to Florida, check Allegiant fares!

Danielle and Priscilla waiting patiently

Jake's sister, Danielle and Priscilla, Jake's wife waiting patiently

Today, we are at the airport to pick up our son Jake coming in from Iraq for some R&R. The past several weeks have all pointed to this arrival with much uncertainty around his arrival.

The war winding down, the recent volcano that was disrupting air travel throughout the world and leave that has to be accelerated for many GIs had contributed to, on again, off again plans.

On Wednesday we got the word that he was on the move.

First from his FOB (forward operating base) in Iraq to Balad, from Balad to Kuwait where he would sit and wait to hear when the flight to either Germany or Ireland would leave.

Waiting at the airport

Vickie Millett waiting for her friend with Jake's mom, Patrice

Among servicemen, there is a joke, you get to Kuwait and u wait.

Jake described the 24 hours in Kuwait as, “like being in a blow dryer”.  Yesterday morning we heard that he was headed for Germany and would be arriving in Atlanta sometime early today, Saturday. Jake’s wife, Priscilla had arrived as well as Danielle his sister and boyfriend Caleb.

While we were waiting, we met mother Vickie Millett who has a son that has enlisted and will be joining the Army in a couple of months.

Finally home! - C. Lynch

Parking at the Airport is convenient and affordable–it takes only a few minutes getting from the parking lot to the ticket counter. The Short-term lot, adjacent to the terminal is very convenient and close. We were in the terminal in just a few minutes with very little wait as the plane was on time.

Chattanooga Airport is very convenient and unless we are traveling somewhere served by Southwest we book our travel to and from Chattanooga. The combination of location, parking cost and short lines make it an easy choice.

Jake and Priscilla, happy to be in Chattanooga - C. Lynch

An added benefit to business travelers which came in very handy today is the free WiFi.

Why Fly Chattanooga?

Working on the post with Spc. Hume - C. Lynch

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Grandpa May 2, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Hey you all, your looking Good. Great Pictures & story.

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