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Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Postby atfish » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:45 pm

Anybody have any suggestions for finding cheap flights to Alaska for a summer trip???
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Re: Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Postby EmergDoc » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:12 pm

I think JetBlue has a special from Seattle going right now. They only fly up in the summer.
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Re: Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Postby LadyGeek » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:53 pm

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (travel).
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Re: Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Postby clearwater » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:54 pm

atfish wrote:Anybody have any suggestions for finding cheap flights to Alaska for a summer trip???


Alaska Airlines is the "de facto" carrier and will get you anywhere you need to go in-state. They are based out of Seattle, but now fly almost everywhere in the U.S. -- even to Hawaii. They also have the best on-time record and understand what flying in Alaska is all about; I'm not sure you'll get as good an experience with a company based in the lower 48.
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Re: Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Postby hicabob » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:08 pm

hipmunk.com is a new travel website - I like it - they have a feature that alerts you if a specific itinerary flight price changes like travelocity used to do.
I always use such sites to find the fare then book it directly with the airline since itinerary changes work better that way.
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Re: Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Postby mike143 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:57 pm

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Re: Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Postby investor1 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:05 pm

The last two posts are good advice. farecompare.com is another fare tracking site. Also check out matrix.itasoftware.com.
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Re: Finding cheap flights to Alaska

Postby jeffyscott » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:12 pm

clearwater wrote:Alaska Airlines...based out of Seattle...I'm not sure you'll get as good an experience with a company based in the lower 48.


Hmmm...so, Seattle's not in the lower 48? :wink:
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