Apparently the westboro baptist church is going to picket in Alaska
I hope they’re planning to fly direct because good luck getting to Alaska via the Alaska Highway. Canada doesn’t take to kindly to hate groups and border security will surely turn you away. We’ve turned them away before and we’ll do it again I assume. Good riddance.
It’s true. Unfortunately in just the past year, the cost of summer flights to Alaska has dropped nearly in half. So I’m guessing that’s how WBC is going to travel. That and it’d probably take about 2 weeks to mobilize that number of people on the ground from the US east coast to Alaska.
The drop in price, I believe, is due to Jet Blue stepping in and shaking things up with price wars. Last summer was literally the first time I had been home to Seattle during the summer since moving up in 2006. In the past round trip prices are usually around $800 or more just to and from Seattle. (This visit also coincided a bit with a slow summer and my nephew’s 1st birthday).
But I really appreciate the Canadians being there with their anti-hate speech laws in case those picket signs don’t fit all that well in the overhead compartments.