Deal alert: Book a tropical escape on Alaska Air for $79 one-way

Sep 8, 2021

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Wishing summer would never end and already dreaming about your next tropical vacation? We’ve got the inside scoop on an Alaska Airlines tropical destinations sale starting today, with one-way flights under $100 to places like Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica.

Flights are available from Sept. 23-Nov. 17 from several cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, to all of the tropical destinations Alaska Air services, starting at just $79 one-way.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. (Photo by Stuart Westmorland via Getty Images)

Airline: Alaska Airlines.
Routes: LAX/SEA/SFO/SAN to SJD/TPA/OGG/KOA and others.
Cost: From $79 for select routes.
Dates: Book for travel between Sept. 23 and Nov. 17.
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“Travelers can book their sun-filled getaways on alaskaair.com (no discount code required),” says the airline. “The sale begins tomorrow (9/8) at 6 p.m. PT and runs through 11:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 10, 2021. The savings are good for main cabin travel from Sept. 23 – Nov. 17, 2021 (NO BLACKOUT DATES!).”

Examples of one-way flights available in this deal include:

  • Los Angeles (LAX) to Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD), for $79.
  • Seattle (SEA) to Tampa (TPA) for $79.
  • San Fransisco (SFO) to Kahului, Hawaii (OGG), for $89.
  • San Diego (SAN) to Kona, Hawaii (KOA), for $89.

“Want to upgrade your remote working view? Dreaming of a beach getaway as cooler weather sets in?” asks the airline. “Ready to finally check Costa Rica off your travel bucket list? Now’s the chance.”

Drake Bay, Costa Rica. (Photo by Matteo Colombo via Getty Images)

This major sale is for Alaska’s main cabin fare at saver fare prices, which means you can pay the same amount or less for an upgraded fare class and receive seat selection and general boarding, along with upgraded benefits for Mileage Plan elite members. Plus, Alaska eliminated change fees in 2020 for its main and first-class fares, so you can book this deal now and change later if need be.

(Screenshot courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

For fares that would normally run you from $114-$439 each way from both the West and East coasts to places like Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico and Florida, this deal is not to be missed. It’s only around for two days, so get your computers ready and act fast!

Featured photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

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