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Alaska Airlines Announces 2011 Permanent Fund Dividend Savings


Discounts available on air fare, Vacations packages and shipping

9/14/2011 8:20:53 AM

ANCHORAGE — 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. The sale also features discounts on select Alaska Airlines Vacations packages and 25 percent off freight shipping within the state of Alaska.

The special rates are on routes between Alaska and the Lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico for travel purchased by Oct. 17, 2011.

"This sale features some very attractive fares so that residents receiving their checks next month can plan ahead to purchase discounted travel to all the destinations we fly, including Hawaii and Mexico," said Marilyn Romano, the airline's regional vice president for the state of Alaska.

Sample one-way fares:

City Pair:

One-way fare*:

Anchorage-Fairbanks $89 Anchorage-Kodiak $99 Anchorage-Portland, Ore. (must be non-stop) $199 Anchorage-Seattle $199 Anchorage-Honolulu $219 Fairbanks-Seattle $249
The fares are one way, valid for travel through Aug. 11, 2012, 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*.

This year, Alaska Airlines Vacations is also offering special pricing as part of the sale. Vacation packages include air transportation, hotel accommodations, optional ground transportation and tours. Vacations must be booked by Oct. 17, 2011, and travel must be completed by Aug. 11, 2012. Restrictions apply. Visit www.alaskaair.com/pfd for details or call Alaska Airlines Vacations at 1-800-468-2248.

A complete list of fares and days of travel is available at www.alaskaair.com/pfd or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

Alaskans can also save 25 percent on general cargo tariff rates on packages shipped on Alaska Air Cargo within the state of Alaska through Nov. 18, 2011. To qualify, customers must reference the PFD sale when tendering their shipments. Restrictions apply. Visit www.alaskaair.com/cargo for more information.

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® and Business cardholders can always earn three miles for every dollar spent on Alaska Airlines airfare, Vacations packages and cargo shipments.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 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, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

* PFD fare rules: Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 17, 2011, for travel between Sept. 29, 2011, and Aug. 11, 2012. A 14-day advance purchase is required, except for travel to and from Hawaii and Mexico. Blackout dates for travel are: Nov. 16-30, Dec. 13, 2011, through Jan. 7, 2012, and March 6-24, 2012. Blackout dates for travel to King Salmon and Dillingham are: June 1-24, 2012, and from King Salmon and Dillingham are: July 10-30, 2012. Day of week travel restrictions apply. Travel is valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday only, except for travel to and from Hawaii and Mexico, which is valid Monday through Thursday. Additional blackout dates for travel to and from Hawaii are: Oct. 5 through Nov. 8, 2011, and Feb. 20 through April 24, 2012, via the nonstop flight. Travel must be nonstop on flights between Anchorage and Chicago; Anchorage and Honolulu; and Anchorage and Portland. Blackout dates for travel to and from Dutch Harbor are: Dec. 26, 2011, through Jan. 18, 2012. 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 www.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), U.S. Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment (takeoff and landing), Sept. 11 Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement, and U.S. government excise tax of $8.20 for travel to/from Alaska. All fares, taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling round trip. 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. If travel is solely within the state of Alaska, passengers can check up to three bags free of charge. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. See checked baggage policy at www.alaskaair.com for more details. Other restrictions — such as fare rules, blackout dates, schedule availability, change fees, Vacations pricing and advance purchase requirements — may apply. See www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines' reservations at 1-800-252-7522 for more information.

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