Alaska Airlines kicks off annual fare sale

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines kicked off its annual, week-long fare sale on Aug. 5, offering bargain fares throughout its network stretching from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) to Maui (OGG).

Alaska Airlines 737
landing at SEA
According to Alaska’s (NYSE:ALK) announcement, one-way fares start at $69 from Portland, Oregon (PDX) to SFO, $89 between Seattle (SEA) and San Diego (SAN), and $159 between SEA and Detroit (DTW), which is one of Alaska's newest destinations.

“Whether you're looking forward to lounging on the beach or going ‘leaf peeping' in New England, this fall is a great time to explore at some of our lowest prices of the year," Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines spokesperson, said in the announcement.

Through its annual sale, Alaska is promoting fares to a total of seven “leaf-peeping” destinations, including New England. Other destinations include Kalispell, Montana (FCA), and offers other suggestions on its website.

Alaska boasts that it offers more non-stop flights from Seattle than any other airline, a statement it is likely to assert more aggressively due to the increasing market presence of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) which, as previously reported by TheTravelPro, now considers Seattle its newest hub.

Other sample one-way fares include $59 between Salt Lake City (SLC) and San Jose, California (SJC); $69 between SEA and SFO; $75 between SEA and SJC, $89 between PDX and Phoenix (PHX); and $199 between PDX and Honolulu (HNL).

Of course, there are some restrictions and caveats.

Fares include all taxes and fees, are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Tickets are nonrefundable. Applicable fare and tax differences apply to any changes made after ticketing

Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase and must be purchased by Aug. 12 for travel starting Sept. 3, except for travel to and from Detroit, which begins on Sept. 6. All travel must be completed by Dec. 16. Full fare sale details, including day of week restrictions and blackout dates, are available at the Alaska Airlines website.

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