Alaska Airlines Announces Permanent Fund Dividend Sale Fares

Alaska Airlines' popular Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) fares are now on sale, offering savings of up to 35 percent off the lowest everyday fares for in-state travel to and from Anchorage,...

Alaska Airlines’ popular Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) fares are now on sale, offering savings of up to 35 percent off the lowest everyday fares for in-state travel to and from Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, and additional savings on select routes to and from the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico.

The PFD fares also are available for travel originating outside the state to most destinations within Alaska. In addition, the PFD special includes discounts of up to 10 percent off Alaska Airlines Vacations packages.

This year’s PFD fares offer new one-way flexibility and no Friday or Saturday night stay requirements. Alaska Airlines PFD fares are available for immediate purchase and do not require a PFD batch card or check stub. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 3, 2005, and travel must be completed by Sept. 5, 2006.

The fares are designed to be booked in advance. However, knowing that customers often need to change plans, Alaska Airlines allows one itinerary change with no change fee. Additionally, the fares boast no blackouts, no charge for peak-day or seasonal travel, no red-eye requirements, no fuel surcharges, no maximum stay and no roundtrip purchase required.

For reservations visit , call Alaska’s toll-free reservation line at 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522), or see your travel agent.

  Sample fares include:

  One-way fares to/from            Anchorage        Juneau      Fairbanks

  Washington, Oregon or Idaho        $169            $169          $209

  California, Nevada, Arizona,
   Montana, British Columbia
   or Alberta                        $199            $199          $239

  Chicago, Denver or
   Dallas/Fort Worth                 $199            $199          $239

  Boston, New York/Newark,
   Miami, Orlando or
   Washington, D.C.                  $219            $219          $259

  Mexico destinations                $299            $299          $339

Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 3, 2005. All travel must be completed by Sept. 5, 2006. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Reservations must be made at least 14 days prior to the outbound departure date. Tickets must be purchased within 24 hours of making a reservation and at least 14 days prior to departure.

Changes are allowed to date, flight and routing. Name changes are not allowed. The $50 (USD) change fee will be waived for the first change, provided the change is made prior to departure from the point of origination (applicable changes in fares and taxes will be collected). In order to waive the change fee, changes must be made directly with Alaska Airlines Reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522). Additional changes may be made for a $50 (USD) change fee, plus any applicable changes in fare or taxes. Changes to itineraries that include travel provided by code-share partners, once travel has started, are subject to the rules, fees and fares of the carrier providing transportation. Standby for an earlier or later flight on the same day as originally scheduled is allowed with no additional charge.

Discounted fares are not valid for travel to or from Prudhoe Bay or Gustavus. Intra-state travel is valid for travel to or from Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau only. One stopover, in each direction, is allowed per standard published rules. Open tickets and waitlisting are not permitted. All fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Seats are limited for these special fares and may not be available on all flights or on all days.

All fares and taxes listed are in USD and are subject to change without notice. U.S. percentage taxes and gateway departure taxes are included in the fares listed. The passenger is responsible for the following taxes and fees, as applicable:

Airport passenger facility charges of up to $9, federal segment tax of $3.20 per segment (a takeoff and a landing), and U.S. security fee of $2.50 per enplanement or a maximum of $5.

Additionally, fares to Canada do not include Canadian airport improvement fees of up to $15 (varies by airport), Canadian security fee of $9 (fluctuates with exchange rate), U.S. immigration user fee of $7 and Canadian goods and services tax (GST) of less than $2 (varies by airport).

Additionally, fares to Mexico do not include U.S. immigration user fee of $7, U.S. APHIS fee of $4.95, U.S. international transportation tax of $14.10, Mexico international departure tax of up to $28 and Mexico tourism tax of $20 (fluctuates with dollar-peso exchange rate).

All taxes and fees are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling round trip.

Alaska Airlines and sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 88 cities through an expansive network throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. For reservations visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air newsroom at .

SOURCE: Alaska Airlines

CONTACT: Caroline Boren, +1-206-392-5799, or Amanda Tobin,
+1-206-392-5134, both of Alaska Airlines