Update 1: Fares/Whole Fares/Nothing but fares

In Airfares, Alaska Travelgram, Consumer by scott

Sho’ nuf. As soon as I did the deep-track air fare work, our friends at Alaska Airlines came out with a fresh air fare sale.

Warning: Alaska Airlines has changed its change-fee policy. Going forward, travelers will be assessed a $75 fee and the upcharge to the current fare. Same-day travel still is permitted (stand by) for $25. Thus, a last-minute change in plans could be VERY COSTLY, since you could end up buying a full-coach ticket. Consider this when making travel plans.

It’s OK–it’s worth the effort to re-do the fares. Pay special attention–not all the fares are Alaska’s. But here are some important details for Alaska’s sale: Purchase by Apr. 2, 2010. Travel between Apr. 6 and June 18, 2010. The least-expensive fares are for travel on Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat. Other days are about $20 higher each way. Alaska’s fares are all one-way, but I list them here “roundtrip, all-in”, including all taxes and fees.

Between Anchorage and:
Albany, NY (ALB) $561 UA
Albuquerque (ABQ) $561 UA
Atlanta (ATL) 583 UA
Austin (AUS) 554 DL, US (now $536 on AS)
Bend, OR (RDM) 540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Billings (BIL) 540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Bismark, ND (BIS) 548 UA
Boise (BOI) 540 AS, DL (now 516 on AS)
Boston (BOS) 576 US
Bozeman (BZN) 540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Buffalo (BUF) 562 UA
Burlington, VT (BTV) 562 UA
Charlotte (CLT) 554 US
Chicago (ORD)  508 UA (now $436 on AS)
Cincinnati (CVG) 554 DL
Colorado Springs (COS) 548 UA
Columbus, OH (CMH)  554 DL
Dallas (DFW) 592 US (now $576 on AS)
Denver (DEN)  496 DL US (now $436 on AS)
Des Moines, IA (DSM) 562 UA
Detroit (DTW)  562 UA
Eugene, OR (EUG)  540 AS (now 516 on AS)
El Paso (ELP)  570 UA
Eureka/Arcata, CA (ACV)  548 UA (now $529 on AS)
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 620 CO
Fresno, CA (FAT)  540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)  561 UA
Great Falls (GTF) 540 AS
Hartford (BDL)  507 CO
Helena, MT (HLN) 540 as (now 516 on AS)
Houston (IAH)  600 AS (now 576 on AS)
Idaho Falls (IDA) 540 DL (now 516 on AS)
Indianapolis (IND)  562 UA
Jackson, MS (JAN) 770 CO
Kalispell (FCA)  540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Kansas City (MCI)  558 US
Las Vegas (LAS) 540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Los Angeles (LAX)  540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Madison, WI (MSN)  562 UA
Medford, OR (MFR)  540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Memphis (MEM)   562 UA
Miami (MIA) 758 DL
Milwaukee (MKE) 562 UA
Minneapolis (MSP)  664 US
Mobile, AL (MOB) 770 CO
Monterey, CA (MRY) 558 UA
Nashville, TN (BNA) 562 UA
Newark (EWR) 712 AS
New Orleans (MSY) 570 UA
New York (NYC) 478 DL
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 (now $629 on AS)
Reno (RNO) 540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Richmond (RIC) 584 DL
Rochester, NY (ROC) 562 UA
Sacramento (SMF) 540 AS (now 516 on AS)
St. Louis (STL) 570 UA
Salt Lake City (SLC) 548 UA
San Antonio (SAT)  542 UA
San Diego (SAN)  540 DL (now 516 on AS)
San Francisco (SFO) 496 US
Santa Barbara (SBA)  540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Seattle (SEA)  543 AS (now $436 on AS)
Spokane (GEG)  540 AS (now 516 on AS)
Syracuse (SYR) 624 DL
Tampa (TPA)  584 UA
Tucson (TUS)  562 US
Tulsa, OK (TUL)  570 UA
Washington, DC (WAS)  474 DL
Wichita (ICT)  562 UA
Between Anchorage and
Barrow (BRW) $574 7H (now $454 on AS)
Bethel (BET) 370 AS (now $329 on AS)
Cordova (CDV) 178 AS
Dillingham (DLG) 414 KS
Dutch Harbor (DUT)  958 KS
Fairbanks (FAI)  266 7H (now $217 on AS)
Homer (HOM)  256 7H
Juneau (JNU)  317 AS (now $277 on AS)
Kenai (ENA)  218 7H
Ketchikan (KTN)  461 AS (now $376 onAS)
King Salmon (AKN)  414 KS
Kodiak (ADQ)  360 7H (now $209 on AS)
Kotzebue (OTZ)  450 7H (now $379 on AS)
Nome (OME)  453 AS (now $379 on AS)
Sitka (SIT)  441 AS (now $357 on AS)
Valdez (VDZ)  320 7H
Wrangell  (WRG) 453 AS (now $376 on AS)

Not all Alaska Airlines markets are included in the sale. For example, Tucson is on sale, Phoenix is not. Adak is on sale, but Dutch Harbor is not. Since Alaska announced the fare sale last night, other airlines have chimed in to match the rates (surprise). But that means there are lots more seats available, particularly to the East Coast, where Alaska may only have one flight each day (Atlanta, Houston, etc.). Specifically, that means you still can fly “Alaska”, even if your flight is operated by Delta or American. You still get the miles. You still get the same good fare.

More details online HERE.

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