Today only: Alaska Airlines flash sale starting at $34 one-way

Dec 27, 2019

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Looking for a late holiday gift, or just want to take advantage of the winter season before Spring takes over in a few months? Alaska Airlines is having a one-day-only flash sale on winter flights across the U.S. west coast and more. In fact, you can find routes for as low as $34 one-way during this sale.

Note that you must book by today (Dec. 27, 2019), and travel is valid only on certain days between Jan. 2 and Jan. 29, 2020.

To check out available sale prices and routes, check out Alaska Airline’s Flash Sale deals page. If you see a route that interests you, check Saver or Main for your ticket class and use the calendar functionality to book your fares through the Alaska Airlines website.

Airline: Alaska Airlines
Routes: Across the U.S. west coast and more. Check out the full list of deals here.
Cost: $34+ one-way
Dates: January 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card (3x on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Here are a few examples of what you can book during this deal:

Everett/Paine Field (PAE) to Portland (PDX) for as low as $34 one-way, $68 round-trip. 

San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) for as low as $49 one-way, $98 round-trip. 

Dallas (DFW) to Seattle (SEA) for as low as $89 one-way, $178 round-trip. 

San Diego (SAN) to Kona, Hawaii (KOA) for as low as $139 one-way, $278 round-trip. 

Though the sale is advertised for one-way Saver and Main fares, using the calendar functionality through the Flash Sale page on the Alaska Airlines website also shows available dates where you can book your return flight for the same cost.

Maximize your purchase

When booking these fares, don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card that earns 3x on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases. You can also use The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® CardCiti Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).

Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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