Travel Report: Tue., Sept. 14, 2021 6:42PM for Alaska’s News Source

In Alaska Travelgram by scott

In the Al Bramstedt Studio at KTUU with Mike Ross and Beth Verge

SHOW REPORT from last night’s broadcast at Alaska’s News Source:

As fall approaches quickly (thanks, Jackie, for the reminder), airfares usually drop off from summertime highs. But this year, aided by the COVID-19 pandemic, rates are falling faster. That means better deals for travelers, particularly if they’re fully-vaccinated.

Screenshot from Google flights, showing lowest rates to European capitals.

MOST European capitals now are available for $400-$550rt on American/Alaska, Delta or United.

ANCHORAGE-BARCELONA from $466rt on Delta. Fly 9/28-2/15/2022 (add $248rt for Comfort+ which is AWESOME)

ANCHORAGE-MADRID $449rt on American 9/28-3/1/2022

ANCHORAGE-LISBON $489rt on Delta (add $288rt for Comfort+)


ANCHORAGE-ATHENS $463rt on American 9/29-2/15/2022

Rome, Dublin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Milan, Dubrovnik….all under $500rt

To search for a flight, I use Google Flights (screenshot, above).

To book your trip: go directly to the airline website, or contact your travel agent (extra fees apply).

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EURO-TRAVEL ALERT: the entry regulations are changing….so you have to be aware.

In Portugal or Greece, you just need a negative COVID TEST.

In France, you must be fully-vaccinated to visit

When you land in Amsterdam, you must be fully vaccinated and produce a negative COVID test. Further, you must self-quarantine for 10 days. If you pass another COVID test after five days, you may be able to go.

You can’t go to Sweden. Or Norway. Or Bulgaria.

Three major airlines: United, Delta and American Air have comprehensive country-by-country updates that you should check before you go.

IMPORTANT: To re enter the U.S., you must produce a negative COVID test . If you test positive, you cannot fly. So there’s that.

From Anchorage to the Lower 48, there are some great rates. No passport or test required….

Anchorage-New York: leave TONIGHT for $116 o/w on Alaska, American, United. No advance purchase required. If you can wait til Oct 5, the price drops to $106 o/w on Delta or American.

Anchorage-Ft Myers….leave TONIGHT for $101 o/w on American or United. No advance purchase required. Good thru April 2022

Anchorage-Kansas City. Leave TONIGHT for $140 o/w on Alaska , American United. On Oct. 5, the fare drops to $111 o/w Alaska or Delta.

Anchorage-Seattle: $89 o/w on Alaska or Delta starting Oct 5.

Remember: All fares are subject to change without notice. And Baby, they change all the time.

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PLEASE PLAY NICE. Masks are terrible, but please follow the rules and wear them. At the airport. On the shuttle. On the plane. Everybody’s got a short fuse….so don’t be THAT PERSON who won’t wear your mask. I would encourage you to get vaccinated, since you will have more options to travel to more destinations.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to contact me: [email protected] .

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