The best option for the SEC churches is to drive. The proposed plan at this time is to identify two to three cities (based on the location of registered churches) that would serve as central “meeting points” for the nearby churches to connect in along their way to Knoxville. One of the cites will be Atlanta. The idea is that at least part of everyone’s trip will be shared with other SEC churches to initiate a sense of familiarity with one another and potentially enhance their CHIC experience once they arrive in Knoxville. The same would be done for the travel back to their respective homes.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

• Block out seats early.  Up to eleven months before your travel date you can “block out” seats without giving names or a deposit. Generally this will give you the best price as well as allow you to fly in and out of the Knoxville airport, which is very small.
• Many have had success soliciting donations of air miles from their congregation. This could be a great way to save money. Be aware, though, that you may have to send small groups on several different airlines, which can get complicated.
• Get help! Ask parents or others in your congregation to call the airlines, get quotes, and put together possible itineraries. Don’t make CHIC travel your full-time job!
• If you are going to CHIC for the first time consider partnering with someone who has been before. Our CHIC Liaison team would be glad to help you out in any way.

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