It’s just over three weeks before Condor starts its seasonal service from Anchorage and Fairbanks nonstop to Frankfurt. If you’re traveling from Alaska to Europe, Condor is the smart way to go. Instead of flying across the Lower 48 to get to Europe, just fly “over the top”. You’ll arrive in Frankfurt in just over nine hours.
Condor flies Boeing 767s–and the planes just got refurbished in a three-class configuration. The bulk of the seats (217) are in economy. But there’s now a “premium economy” which offers about six inches of extra legroom, in addition to its comfort class up front. Premium economy also includes:
a. Greater backrest recline.
b. Cocktail service with a snack
c. Free alcoholic drinks served with meals
d. Premium Menu
e. Amenity bag
f. Blankets and extra large pillow
(NOTE: Look at those happy people in the picture. They’re flying to EUROPE!! HA!)
From Anchorage, the rates to Frankfurt start as low as $759 roundtrip (May 4 departure), all-in, including all taxes and fees. Premium economy on the same flights prices out at $1,039 roundtrip, all-in. USAir charges $1,187 roundtrip all-in on the same dates, not including checked baggage fees.
From Fairbanks, the weekly flights to Frankfurt start on May 27. Fares are available for as little as $843 roundtrip, aline (May 27 departure). Premium economy on the same flights costs $1,123 roundtrip, all-in. By comparison, Delta charges $1,527.20 roundtrip on the same dates, not including checked baggage fees. Travel time is almost 22 hours. Whew.
Details: Condor.com .
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