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Alaska Airlines Announces 2010 Permanent Fund Dividend Savings

Discounts available on air fare, Vacations packages and shipping
Savings of up to half off also available with 'Fly Now, Save Later' offer

SEATTLE, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launched its Permanent Fund Dividend sale today, featuring air fares as low as $89 for travel between Anchorage and Fairbanks and $199 between Anchorage and Seattle, as well as discounts on freight shipping and Alaska Airlines Vacation packages. The special rates are on select routes between Alaska and the Lower 48 states, Canada, Hawaii and Mexico for travel purchased by Oct. 23, 2010. "This sale features some very attractive fares so that residents receiving their checks next month can plan ahead to purchase discounted travel to most all the destinations we fly, including Hawaii and Mexico," said Bill MacKay, the airline's senior vice president for the state of Alaska.

Sample one-way fares:

City Pair:
One-way fare: Anchorage-Fairbanks $89
Anchorage-Seattle $199
Anchorage-Honolulu $219
Anchorage-Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, San Jose Del Cabo $299

The fares are one-way, valid for travel through Aug. 18, 2011, and require a 14-day advance purchase, except for travel to Mexico and Hawaii, which does not require an advance purchase. Additional restrictions, taxes and fees apply.*

In addition, this year Alaska Airlines is offering a "Fly Now, Save Later" discount. Alaska residents, who are members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, and register and fly qualifying segments to/from or within the state of Alaska between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2010, qualify for additional discounts of up to 50 percent off for travel between Jan. 7 and Feb. 26, 2011.

Visit alaskaair.com to register and review the terms and conditions of this promotion. Fares are available for purchase today at alaskaair.com/pfd or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

Reservations may also be made through travel agents. Alaska Airlines Vacations is offering $100 off on any vacation package, including packages to Mexico, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Southern California.

Vacation packages include air transportation, hotel accommodations, optional ground transportation and tours. Vacations must be booked by Oct. 23, 2010, and travel must be complete by Aug. 18, 2011. Restrictions apply. Visit alaskaair.com/vacations for details or call 1-800-468-2248.

Alaskans can also save 25 percent on general cargo tariff rates for packages shipped on Alaska Air Cargo within the state of Alaska through Nov. 19, 2010, by mentioning the PFD sale. Restrictions apply. Visit alaskacargo.com for more information.

Fare rules: Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 23, 2010, for travel between Oct. 7, 2010, and Aug. 18, 2011. A 14-day advance purchase is required, except for travel to and from Hawaii and Mexico. Blackout dates for travel from Alaska are: Nov. 18-21, Nov. 24, Dec. 14-24, 2010, and March 2-7, 2011. Blackout dates for travel to Alaska are: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 5, 2011, and March 10-15, 2011. Blackout dates for travel to King Salmon and Dillingham are: June 1-24, 2011, and from King Salmon and Dillingham are: July 10-30, 2011. Travel is valid Monday through Thursday only, except for travel to and from Hawaii and Mexico, which is valid daily or when flights operate. Travel to Chicago must be nonstop. Travel to Honolulu is valid Oct. 7-Dec. 15, 2010, and March 16-June 9, 2011, via the nonstop flight. Travel to Maui is valid Nov. 8 - Dec. 15, 2010, and March 16-April 2, 2011, via the nonstop flight. Travel on Alaska Airlines flights 4800-4999 operated by Era Aviation and on Alaska Airlines flights 3200-3274 operated by PenAir are not permitted. Travel to Prudhoe Bay is not allowed. Some markets offer seasonal travel only. Other service exceptions apply. See alaskaair.com or check with your travel agent for details and further restrictions.

*Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees, as applicable: Airport Passenger Facility charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment (takeoff and landing) and September 11 Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement. Additional fees apply to travel to Mexico: U.S. Immigration User Fee of $7, U.S. Aphis Fee of $5, U.S. International Transportation Tax of $16.10, Mexico International Departure Tax of up to $33, Mexico Tourism Tax of up to $24, and Mexico Transportation Tax of 4 percent of the fare. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving a U.S. stopover of more than 12 hours duration. Fees may fluctuate with dollar-peso exchange rates. Additional fees apply to travel to Canada: U.S. Immigration User Fee of $7, U.S. Aphis Fee of $5, Canadian Airport Improvement Fee of up to $22 (varies by airport), Canadian Security Fee of $9 (fluctuates with exchange rate) and Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) of less than $3. All taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling roundtrip. Tickets purchased at Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air airport locations or through Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air reservation call centers will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Tickets are nonrefundable but can be changed. Changes made at alaskaair.com or horizonair.com will incur a $75 (USD) per person change fee and any difference in fare. Ticket changes made through Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air reservation call centers or airport ticket counters incur a $100 (USD) per person change fee or a $125 (USD) per person change fee if originally booked through a travel agent and changed through Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air reservation call centers or ticket counters, and any difference in fare. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some flights may not operate daily service. All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice, and other restrictions apply. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Additional fees apply to more than three bags or oversize or overweight items. If travel is solely within the state of Alaska, passengers can check up to three bags free of charge. See checked baggage policy at alaskaair.com for more details.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies SM. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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