Cheap Flights to Alaska: Cheat Sheet

A is for adventures in Alaska, but you don’t have to be an outdoorsman to appreciate all our 49th state has to offer. Take a cruise or a land safari and enjoy magnificent vistas of rugged peaks, glacier ice fields, wilderness areas and a spectacular array of wildlife.

What to See, Do and Eat in Alaska

Now let’s answer the question: how to find deals to Alaska. This vast state has more than 400 airports, but most are tiny so we will concentrate on the airports in three of Alaska’s biggest ones: Anchorage, Fairbanks and the state capital of Juneau (and forget driving to Juneau as it can only be reached by air or sea).

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Cheap Flights to Alaska: Best Days to Travel and Other Tips

Some important tips on finding the best flights to Alaska:

Cheapest Days to Fly to Alaska

Knowing when to fly is key to finding cheap flights.

Cheapest Days to Fly: The cheapest days to fly to destinations in Alaska may vary but usually include Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Note: many airlines offer vacation packages that often include cruise options, plus check with Alaska tourism websites for hotel deals.

Cheapest Time of Day to Fly: This varies, but FareCompare flight search results always list cheapest airfare first – you can change the departure/arrival time filters according to personal preference.

Cheapest Time of Year to Fly: Summertime is peak tourism time, but you can find deals to Alaska in virtually any season.

Alaska Airports: What You Need to Know

Information on three of the largest airports in the state:

Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC): The busiest airport in Alaska is located just a few miles from downtown Anchorage and is served by several U.S. airlines, a handful of international carriers plus discount airlines including Frontier and JetBlue.

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI): This airport, just a few miles from the downtown area, is served by Alaska, Delta, Frontier and regional carriers.

Juneau International Airport (JNU): Though located just outside the state capital, the Juneau airport is a regional hub served by Alaska Airlines as well as charter and tourism aviation companies.

Wi-Fi and Ground Transportation at Florida Airports

Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau airports all offer free Wi-Fi service.

Each of the airports also boast numerous transportation options, including shuttle buses, taxis, rental car agencies and more. At the Anchorage airport, the city’s People Mover shuttle runs on the half hour from early until late in the evening, transporting passengers to/from downtown and the Dimond Center.


Published: April 17, 2012