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Delta is introducing new flights to Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau and as a result, they’re running promotional fares for as low as $199 each way as long as you fly through Seattle or Salt Lake.
I was speaking with someone close to Delta SkyMiles recently and asked about the “partnership” with Alaska Airlines and why Delta was going for the jugular vs partnering with them more or outright buying the airline. First, what I understand is they were looking for expansion opportunities to Asia, and with the limitations out of Los Angeles to expand and United’s stronghold on San Francisco, Seattle turned out to be the next logical choice. Second, they evaluated feeding their international flights with an expanded partnership with Alaska, but it turned out they could “make” the traffic with their own flights better than they could “buying” it through a partnership with Alaska. So started the entrance to Seattle and the friendly fire towards Alaska.
As a result, we’re now seeing some good fares.
For a random August weekend, I found a fare from New York to Juneau and back from Fairbanks for only $545 round-trip all in.
That flight will earn 6,817 base miles, 6,817 MQMs and a 6,817 mile bonus for Platinum members or a 8,521 mile bonus for Diamond members.
- Total Miles – 13,634
- Total MQMs – 6,817 MQMs
- Total Cost – $545
Message From Delta
Land in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Book a flight to Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau by March 26, 2014, and travel by August 31, 2014 to enjoy Economy Class fares starting at $199* each way (based on a required round-trip purchase) when you fly through Seattle or Salt Lake City. Visit delta.com today and save.
Terms And Conditions
Fares shown are available at delta.com. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, $35 more at a Delta ticket counter or ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited.
Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure, but no later than March 26, 2014.
Travel may begin on or after April 10, and all travel must be completed by August 31, 2014.
Fares shown are valid for travel daily. Fares are valid in the Economy cabin on nonstop Delta/Delta Connection carrier flights only. Service between Seattle and Anchorage starts May 23, 2014. Service between Seattle and Fairbanks starts May 29, 2014. Service between Seattle and Juneau starts May 29, 2014.
30 days or through August 31, 2014, whichever is earliest.
Tickets are nonrefundable, except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or see Ticket Changes for details.
SkyMiles Partner Offers:
SkyMiles partner offers are subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. SkyMiles Partners are subject to change. All SkyMiles program rules apply.
For travel within the United States, a $25 USD fee for one checked bag and $35 USD fee for a second checked bag applies. Allowances are subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or see Excess Baggage for details.
Fares, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
If you are considering going to Alaska this summer, consider these Delta discounted fares. You could have an unforgettable trip at a low cost.
How low can you get the cost down on this route?
If you are looking for a way to earn some SkyMiles, the Delta Reserve card gives 10,000 MQM’s and 10,000 SkyMiles after the first purchase. The Platinum Delta Amex gives 35,000 bonus SkyMiles plus 5,000 MQM’s after spending $1,000, and the Delta Gold Amex gives 3o,000 bonus SkyMiles 5,000 after spending $1,000.
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