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You can get $39 flights with Alaska Airlines' fall sale

Aug. 02, 2022
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Alaska Airlines' fall sale is finally here, with one-way flights starting at just $39, including discounted flights to San Diego; Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Palm Springs, California; Los Angeles; Maui; and other locations.

Tickets for this deal are available through Aug. 4, 2022, for travel starting after Labor Day through early December.

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Deal basics

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Airlines: Alaska Airlines.
Routes: To and from San Francisco/Austin/Las Vegas/Los Angeles/Maui/Palm Springs/Portland/San Diego/Washington, D.C., and others.
How to book: Directly through the airline's sale page.
Travel dates: Sept. 6-Dec. 14, 2022. Certain blackout dates and restrictions may apply depending on the route.
Book by: 11:59 p.m. PDT on Aug. 4, 2022.

Sample routes

The cheapest flights in this deal start at $39 each way, though you'll find flights that go up to $159. Flights currently available include:

  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in California to San Diego International Airport (SAN), starting at $39.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), starting at $49.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Las Vegas' Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), starting at $49.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), starting at $69.
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), starting at $79.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Maui's Kahului Airport (OGG), starting at $99.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), starting at $159.

Depending on the route, travel is restricted to certain days of the week, so be sure to double-check the parameters for your desired route before booking. Although this sale is advertised as being for one-way flights, you can stack two one-way flights to make a round trip or just book a flight one-way, depending on your travel plans.

Read more: Fall airfares might provide some relief for inflation-weary travelers

To book this flight or any other in the deal, simply click on one of the advertised flights below or enter your destination and origin cities to search availability.

(Screenshot from alaskaair.com)

As you can see, this deal includes well-priced flights from the Bay Area to various locations, including Maui.

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To verify when the $99 flights for this route are available, use Alaska's low fare calendar to search for the lowest fares available by month.

For example, you could book two $99 flights to make a round-trip flight from Sept.15-Sept. 22 for just under $200 round trip.

Related: Alaska Airlines unveils digital bag bags — but it'll come at a cost

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As is the case with this flight, the cheapest fares available will be for Alaska's saver fare, which as their most restrictive fare type is nonrefundable, non-changeable and doesn't allow for priority boarding.

You can upgrade to the main cabin for more flexibility, including seat selection, for $40 each way. Travelers with saver fares can bring one full-sized carry-on item for the overhead bin and one smaller item that fits underneath the seat in front of you.

If you need more luggage, it will cost you $30 each way to check your first bag.

(Screenshot from alaskaair.com)

Be sure to search the other routes available in this deal.

Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases. Frequent Alaska Airlines fliers should use the Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card for 3 points per dollar on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases. For other cards that also earn the same amount, consider the Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare) or the American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel). For even more earnings, try The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel), on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year or the Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

If high airfare prices kept you home this summer — or maybe you are just itching to book your next trip this fall — this could be your sign to seize the moment and book your next flight on Alaska Airlines.

This sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Aug. 4, 2022, so be sure to book within the next three days if interested.

Read more: How to redeem miles with the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program

Updated 1/18/23

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