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Alaska Airlines Announces 2012 Permanent Fund Dividend Savings

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Airlines launched its Permanent Fund Dividend sale today, featuring savings on air fares, Vacations packages and 25 percent off freight shipping within the state of Alaska. The special PFD rates are on routes between Alaska and the Lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico for travel purchased by Oct. 30, 2012.

"This sale features some very attractive fares so that residents receiving their checks next month can plan ahead to purchase discounted travel to many destinations where 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 $99
Ketchikan-Seattle $189
Juneau-Seattle $199
Anchorage-Seattle $219
Anchorage-Portland $219
Anchorage-Honolulu $249
   
   


The fares are one way, valid for travel beginning Oct. 9, 2012, through Aug. 19, 2013, except for some markets as listed below that have different start and completion dates. Travel requires a 14-day advance purchase. Additional restrictions, taxes and fees apply*.

Combine a sale fare to enjoy savings on an Alaska Airlines Vacations package, which includes air transportation, hotel accommodations, optional ground transportation and tours. Vacations must be booked by Oct. 30, 2012, and travel restrictions vary by destination (Hawaii, Mexico, Las Vegas and Disneyland Vacations packages). Additional restrictions apply. For more information and to book travel, call Alaska Airlines Vacations at 1-800-468-2248.

Alaskans can also save 25 percent on general cargo tariff rates on packages shipped on Alaska Air Cargo within the state of Alaska from Oct. 1 through Nov. 16, 2012. To qualify, customers must reference the PFD sale when tendering their shipments. Restrictions apply.* Visit www.alaskaair.com/cargo for more information.

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

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

* PFD fare rules: Fares are for travel starting Oct. 9, 2012, except for travel to/from: King Salmon and Dillingham, which begin June 2, 2013; Gustavus, which begins June 9, 2013; and Honolulu, which begins Nov. 5, 2012. Tickets require 14-day advance purchase and must be purchased by Oct. 30, 2012, for travel through Aug. 19, 2013, except for: Honolulu travel must be complete by June 9, 2013; travel to the following markets must be complete by May 15, 2013: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio and St. Louis. Travel is valid Monday, Wednesday and Sunday from Alaska to Honolulu; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from Honolulu to Alaska; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to/from Mexico. Travel in all other markets is valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service.

Blackout dates: Sale fares are not available in the following markets on certain days: Travel to Honolulu from Nov. 19 through Dec. 2, 2012, and from Dec. 12, 2012, through March 19, 2013; travel from Honolulu from Nov. 19 through Dec. 2, 2012, and Dec. 14, 2012, through April 1, 2013; travel to Dillingham and King Salmon from June 1 through June 26, 2013; travel from Dillingham and King Salmon from July 10 through July 30, 2013; travel to Dutch Harbor from Nov. 14 through Nov. 28, 2012, and Dec. 12, 2012, through Jan. 20, 2013, and March 5 through April 2, 2013; travel from Dutch Harbor from Nov. 14 through Nov. 28, 2012, and Dec. 12, 2012, through Jan. 9, 2013, and March 5 through April 2, 2013. For all other markets, sale fares are not available: Nov. 14 through Nov. 28, 2012; Dec. 12, 2012, through Jan. 9, 2013; and March 5 through April 2, 2013. Other blackout dates may apply.

Tickets are nonrefundable, but can be changed for a $75 fee when changes are made online at alaskaair.com ($100 when changes are made through our reservation call centers) and any applicable differences in fare. Fares include all taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security Fee, are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply. Canadian and Mexican government taxes and fees are based on the currency exchange rate effective Sept. 5, 2012, and are subject to change. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Some flights may be operated by or in conjunction with one of our alliance partners. Baggage fees apply for checked baggage. See our checked baggage policy at www.alaskaair.com for more details.

Cargo offer: 25 percent discount offer valid on general air freight published tariff rates tendered Oct.1 through Nov. 16, 2012. Shipments must be tendered to/from any online Alaska Airlines origin and destination within the state of Alaska (discount not applicable to/from Dutch Harbor, Dillingham and King Salmon). GoldStreak, Priority, Animal Express, SCRs and contract rates do not apply. Other restrictions apply.

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