Canadian discount carrier “Flair” will begin nonstop service from Vancouver, BC to Anchorage beginning May 19, 2022.
Like other discounters (Allegiant, Frontier, Sun Country), Flair’s base fare ($65 one-way) is just the beginning step in buying your ticket. Carry-on bags, checked luggage, pre-reserved seats and other stuff are add-ons.
Just to try it out, I added a “bundle” of add-ons. That included a personal item, a carry-on bag and one checked bag.
After picking the bundle, then I chose a pre-reserved seat. They’re available for as little as $15. I picked one with extra legroom for $35.
So when it was time to check out, the total was a little more:
Based on today’s exchange rate, the ticket (with the extras), would cost $146 US. Compare that with Air Canada’s nonstop flight: $205 one-way, plus fees of $86 for checked bag, seat assignment, etc. Total = $291 o/w. So, Flair still is a deal , even with all the add-ons. But it’s almost impossible to fly there for the $67 one-way price!
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