A very inexpensive fare has been filed to Anchorage from both Boston and New York on United (and American has now matched). For my example routing below, it comes in at 2.82 cents-per-mile (CPM).
As always, act fast if you’re interested since this fare won’t be around long. And availability is tight! [Edited 11:00am PDT: Sheesh… that was fast… the fare is gone already (now around $380 all-in for the example below). Sorry folks!]
Here’s the nitty-gritty and an example itinerary.
Routing: Boston to Houston to Seattle to Anchorage r/t
Routing rules: BOS-WAS/HOU/EWR/DEN/CLE/CHI-SFO/DEN-ANC or BOS-WAS/SFO/LAX/HOU/EWR/DEN/CLE/CHI-SEA/PDX-ANC
Travel period: Now through 11/20/13
Dates I found available: 9/17; 9/19; 9/21 (at varying lengths of stay)
Minimum stay requirement: When departing Sun-Wed, no earlier than 3-days after departure from origin; Thu-Fri departures no earlier than the first Sat; Sat departures no earlier than the first Sun
Day of week restrictions: None
Fare basis: NE73FS, 7-day advance purchase
Fare: $277.61 roundtrip all-in
Premier Qualifying Miles earned: 9,838
Cents-per-mile (CPM): 2.82
The above itinerary was found using ITA’s Matrix Airfare Search, but can be booked on United directly or with greater ease using Hipmunk.
(Hat tip: The Flight Deal)
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