I’m flying the Condor Bird to Europe!

In Airfares, Alaska Travelgram, Consumer by scott

Okay, true confessions: I’ve been up late and I now am up early planning our trip to Spain. The first leg of our journey is on my favorite time machine: Condor. de1In case you don’t know, Condor flies nonstop from Anchorage three times a week to Frankfurt–and once each week to Fairbanks. Suh-weet.

So, if you have not been to Europe, Frankfurt is a great hub airport. Last time we flew, we continued to Rome. This time–it’s to Barcelona. We’ve been boning up on activities, adventures and some extra gear. I just got a new camera bag–and I’m trying to figure out how to cram everything into one small carry-on bag. I’ll do it, tho’!    Why do I call Condor a time machine? Heck, the nine and a half-hour romaflight trims about a day of travel time off comparable itineraries through the Lower 48. Never mind the cost: Condor’s prices are LESS than competing itineraries on American, Continental or Delta. For example, I checked Anchorage-Frankfurt in mid-June. The least-expensive fare I found on Travelocity was $1,050 on USAir. The travel time was 23 hours in each direction. Oh, Condor doesn’t show up on Travelocity or Expedia. You have to check their website directly or call your travel agent. But their price for that timeframe is $984 roundtrip. And it’s less than 10 hours. And it’s nonstop. Wow.

Oh, here’s the kicker: for an extra $500, you can sit up in business class on Condor. How much on USAir? Puh-leeze. Don’t ask–you cannot afford it.

So we’re fired up to be flying Condor back to Europe. Heck–why don’t you come along? Fly outbound on May 19, returning May 26 for just $594 roundtrip. Wow. Stay an extra week and come back on May 30. The price? Just $789 roundtrip. Folks, that’s cheaper than a ticket to Albany, New York! HA!

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