L.A. or San Francisco-Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne: $598 roundtrip, plus $150-$200 in fees/taxes.
L.A. or San Francisco-Aukland: $598 roundtrip, plus $150-$200 in fees/taxes.
Travel between Mar. 15 and Oct. 24, 2009. Here’s the kicker, though: you have to purchase by Mar. 20, 2009.
Travelers are wise to check with USTravel (Kelly Jo or Karen in Anchorage at (907) 561-2434. Linda in Fairbanks at (907) 452-8992. Penny in Kodiak (907) 486-3232. ) for Visas, tours, hotels, RV rental and ideas on what to see and do. Ask about the “See Australia” pass for $999. Plus, you can stop once or twice along the way, for as little as $150.
Readers in Alaska may ask: “Why don’t you tell me the fare from Anchorage or Fairbanks?” Ha. That’s simple. Because it costs about as much to get to L.A. or San Francisco from Alaska as it does to fly to Australia. I’ll let you draw your own conclusion about the relative value of the respective flights. Suffice it to say that QANTAS is doing their part to STIMULATE travel. We’ll see how long it takes for our dear, dear friends at Alaska Airlines to get the message. Bless their hearts. HAHA. Below, here’s a shot of Qantas’s big Airbus 380 double-deck on the tarmac at LAX:
In the meantime, redeem some miles to get down to L.A. or San Francisco to pick up these flights. And remember, you accrue Alaska Air miles when you fly on Qantas. Heck, you might earn enough miles for a free ticket!! Be sure and review Qantas’s terms and conditions.
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