We spend lots of time and effort tracking domestic air fares. L.A.=cheap. Newark=a bargain. Above–I snapped a nice photo of Mt. Rainier climbing to altitude from Seattle.
But what about overseas? Traveling abroad is a different kettle of fish. I’m working with my friends at USTravel to come up with the best deals to Europe, Africa, Central America and South America.
International travel more often involves not only air fares, but your cruise or a special adventure. There are lots of moving parts, including your documents (passport + visas), travel insurance, transportation once you’re on the ground, connectivity (cell phones, wi-fi), language and currency differences–the works.
Don’t let this scare you off from that big international trip! The folks at USTravel in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kodiak and in the Seattle area can give you the guidance you need for your next adventure.
To get you started, here are a few good fares we found from Anchorage.
Anchorage-Istanbul: $876 roundtrip all in, Jan. 11-31, 2012 (Delta, Air France)
Anchorage-San Pedro Sula, Honduras: $711 roundtrip all in Nov. 9-16, 2011 (Continental)
Anchorage-Cairo, Egypt: $1,226 rt all in Nov. 6-16, 2011 (KLM/Delta)
Anchorage-Cape Town, RSA $1,520 rt all in Nov. 2-16, 2011(KLM/Delta)
Anchorage-Belize $731rt all in (Continental)
Anchorage-San Salvador $741rt all inDec. 8-Jan. 26 (Continental)
Anchorage-Johannesburg, RSA $1,654rt all in Jan. 18-Feb. 1, 2012 (KLM/Delta)
Fare tip: sometimes you can trim hundreds of dollars off the fare by using a domestic ticket to get to your gateway city. For example, you can fly to Newark for $440 on Delta, then catch the special fare to Johannesburg for $942. The total price of $1,381 is $273 less than the published fare.
Plan ahead for international travel to Frankfurt: nonstop from Anchorage or Fairbanks on Condor! The flights start on May, 1, 2012.
Work with your agent to find the best fare for you. Often, with long journeys that can span several days, you have to spend the night between flights. Sometimes–you’ll want to! Again–check with your agent for a good airport hotel. Call USTravel today for your international travel plans: (800)544-2217.
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