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Deal Alert: Round-trip fares to Alaska from $135

Dec. 04, 2021
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Deal Alert: Round-trip fares to Alaska from $135
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Alaska is not only one of our most beautiful states, it's one whose appeal changes with the seasons. Summer (for obvious reasons) is the peak time for visitors. But the Northern Lights, dog sled races and ice-carving contests of winter may beckon the more adventurous among us. With these deals on Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines, basic economy fares are available for as low as $135 round-trip for much of 2022.

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Anchorage Skyline (Photo courtesy of Visit Anchorage)

We heard about this deal from our friends at Thrifty Traveler Premium, who first sent it out to their subscribers. Premium subscribers are notified about cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals by email for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually.

If you aren't a Thrifty Traveler Premium member, you can find these basic economy rates on Google Flights and the airline sites.

Delta basic economy includes a free carry-on but not a checked bag, no refund options and no seat assignment selection. Alaska Airlines' basic economy options are called Saver Fares which also include a carry-on but not a checked bag and fliers can only choose a seat when booking directly through the airline.

Deal basics

Airlines: Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
Routes: SEA/LAX/EWR/MCO/ORD to Anchorage, Alaska (ANC)
Cost: From $135 round-trip
How to book: Search flights via Google Flights and then book on Alaska or Delta airline sites
Dates: January - October 2022; availability varies but best deals are throughout January and February

Related: These are the best times to visit Alaska

Sample flights

This deal includes round-trip flights from various major U.S. cities, such as Cincinnati (CVG), Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), New York (LGA), Newark (EWR) and Los Angeles (LAX), to Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Atlanta (ATL) - $335
  • Boston (BOS) - $310
  • Chicago (ORD) - $246
  • Cincinnati (CVG) - $334
  • Denver (DEN) - $250
  • Houston (IAH) - $318
  • Los Angeles (LAX) - $298
  • New York (LGA) - $212
  • Newark (EWR) - $207
  • Seattle (SEA) - $135

The most affordable deal was a nonstop, round-trip, basic economy ticket from Seattle (SEA) to ANC for $135 available through Alaska Airlines and Delta on Google Flights.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights).

We also found options on Google Flights and Alaska Airlines for Newark (EWR) to ANC. On Google Flights prices ranged from $207-211 round-trip in late January to early February. The Alaska Airlines site had the same flight for a similar price at $206.10.

(Screenshot Courtesy of Google Flights).
(Screenshot Courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

We also found one-stop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to ANC flight via Alaska Airlines at $259 and Delta at $261 for a basic economy round-trip ticket from the middle to the end of January.

(Screenshot Courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: Everything you need to know about booking a trip to Alaska on points

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: You can book with the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business card or Alaska Airlines Visa ® credit card to earn an unlimited 3 miles for every $1 spent on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases. You can also earn points by paying with The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees) or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel — which you could redeem for as little as 13,000 points.

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

World Championship Sled Dog Race. (Photo courtesy of Visit Anchorage)

Whether you're interested in skiing, salmon fishing, glacier hiking or simply relaxing in a luxury lodge admiring the wildlife, a trip to Alaska will change you. Don't miss the opportunity to admire the Great Land at these great fares.

Updated on 1/18/23.

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