Fares. Whole fares. Nothing but the fares.

In Airfares, Consumer, Uncategorized by scott

Every now and then, I have to dive in and dig for deals. Good news: Found some. Bad news: not many. Many of these fares are over-the-top too high. But many are much lower (as much as 40 percent lower) as a result of United‘s new fares. Once United put in the lower fares, other carriers (including Alaska Airlines and Delta) matched them. Not always, but nearly always. It gives me hope that we’ll see more fare-related fireworks as summer approaches. But remember–these rates are good today!
Another ah-ha: Although United filed the new fares, they fly few of the routes themselves. The first leg of the trip is either on Continental or USAir. Both carriers partner with United in the “Star Alliance“.  To many of the destinations we’re featuring here, the last segment is flown by a regional carrier such as Mesa, SkyWest, Republic or Mesaba. It’s the nature of things these days in the blended, collusive world of airline alliances.
Back to the fares. I checked every single one of these fares to make sure they were valid–mostly during the month of April. Check w/USTravel for details: (907)561-2434 or toll-free (800)544-2217. They charge a ticketing fee (typically $38 for interstate tickets), but they’ll actually find the fares for you. Professionals like Melinda and Kelly Jo will save you time–and you’ll know you’re getting the best deal. All fares listed are roundtrip, all-in (including all taxes and fees).
Between Anchorage and:
Albany, NY (ALB) $561 UA (United)
Albuquerque (ABQ) $561 UA
Atlanta (ATL) 583 UA
Austin (AUS) 554 DL (Delta), US (USAirways)
Bend, OR (RDM) 540 AS
Billings (BIL) 540 AS
Bismark, ND (BIS) 548 UA
Boise (BOI) 540 AS (Alaska), DL
Boston (BOS) 576 US
Bozeman (BZN) 540 AS
Buffalo (BUF) 562 UA
Burlington, VT (BTV) 562 UA
Charlotte (CLT) 554 US
Chicago (ORD)  508 UA
Cincinnati (CVG) 554 DL
Colorado Springs (COS) 548 UA
Columbus, OH (CMH)  554 DL
Dallas (DFW) 592 US
Denver (DEN)  496 DL US
Des Moines, IA (DSM) 562 UA
Detroit (DTW)  562 UA
Eugene, OR (EUG)  540 AS
El Paso (ELP)  570 UA
Eureka/Arcata, CA (ACV)  548 UA
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 620 CO (Continental)
Fresno, CA (FAT)  540 AS
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)  561 UA
Great Falls (GTF) 540 AS
Hartford (BDL)  507 CO
Helena, MT (HLN) 540 as
Houston (IAH)  600 AS
Idaho Falls (IDA) 540 DL
Indianapolis (IND)  562 UA
Jackson, MS (JAN) 770 CO
Kalispell (FCA)  540 AS
Kansas City (MCI)  558 US
Las Vegas (LAS) 540 AS
Los Angeles (LAX)  540 AS
Madison, WI (MSN)  562 UA
Medford, OR (MFR)  540 AS
Memphis (MEM)   562 UA
Miami (MIA) 758 DL
Milwaukee (MKE) 562 UA
Minneapolis (MSP)  664 US Ripoff
Mobile, AL (MOB) 770 CO Highway Robbery
Monterey, CA (MRY) 558 UA
Nashville, TN (BNA) 562 UA
Newark (EWR) 712 AS Stealing money from widows, orphans
New Orleans (MSY) 570 UA
New York (NYC) 478 DL (Whoa–compare with Newark!!)
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 584 UA
Oklahoma City (OKC) 570 UA
Omaha (OMA) 570 UA
Orlando (MCO) 576 AS, DL
Philadelphia (PHL) 534 AS
Phoenix (PHX) 558 DL
Pittsburgh (PIT)   562 UA
Portland, ME (PWM) 584 UA
Portland, OR (PDX) 533 AS
Raleigh-Durham (RDU) 576 DL
Redding, CA (RDD) 747 AS A real value…NOT!
Reno (RNO) 540 AS
Richmond (RIC) 584 DL
Rochester, NY (ROC) 562 UA
Sacramento (SMF) 540 AS
St. Louis (STL) 570 UA
Salt Lake City (SLC) 548 UA
San Antonio (SAT)  542 UA
San Diego (SAN)  540 DL
San Francisco (SFO) 496 US
Santa Barbara (SBA)  540 AS
Seattle (SEA)  543 AS A “steal”. HA! Weeping bitter tears.
Spokane (GEG)  540 AS
Syracuse (SYR) 624 DL
Tampa (TPA)  584 UA
Tucson (TUS)  562 US
Tulsa, OK (TUL)  570 UA
Washington, DC (DCA)  474 DL
Wichita (ICT)  562 UA
Most interstate fares require a 21-day advance purchase. Of course, they are subject to change without notice. I’ve highlighted the fares I like in green. The ones I hate–in red. Check with Kelly Jo or Melinda at (907)561-2434 or toll-free: (800)544-2217.
Intra-ALASKA FLIGHTS (roundtrip, all-in)
Between Anchorage and
Barrow (BRW) $574 7H (Era Alaska)
Bethel (BET) 370 AS
Cordova (CDV) 178 AS
Dillingham (DLG) 414 KS (Penair)
Dutch Harbor (DUT)  958 KS
Fairbanks (FAI)  266 7H
Homer (HOM)  256 7H
Juneau (JNU)  317 AS
Kenai (ENA)  218 7H
Ketchikan (KTN)  461 AS
King Salmon (AKN)  414 KS
Kodiak (ADQ)  360 7H
Kotzebue (OTZ)  450 7H
Nome (OME)  453 AS
Sitka (SIT)  441 AS
Valdez (VDZ)  320 7H
Wrangell  (WRG) 453 AS

Coming soon: International fares (they are a B-E-A-R to decipher in order to get the “all-in” price). Also, fares to/from Fairbanks and Juneau.

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