Act fast! In honor of winning Best U.S. Airline of 2019, according to Conde Nast Traveler, Alaska Airlines is offering up a 24-hour flash sale to celebrate the win. Until midnight tonight, cheap flights starting at $39 one-way or $77 roundtrip are available throughout the U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, and on a few international routes.

Other major carriers such as American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, and United often price match along many of the routes, so make sure to compare to find the best deal for your travel needs.

Travel Availability

The advertised travel period and travel days of the week are listed below. Some routes have low fares outside of these dates and/or for travel on other days of the week as well.

  • Travel Period: January 7 - March 7, 2020.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays for most routes. Other days may be available for transcontinental flights.
  • Travel to/from Hawaii: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Blackout Dates: February 12 - 23, 2020.

Travel days on international routes and specific domestic markets (like Florida and New Orleans) vary depending on when service is offered and the direction of travel. Click on the fare details below for more booking info.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by tonight at 11:59 pm PDT on October 8, 2019.

Sample Fares

All fares are nonstop and also work in the reverse direction.

Las Vegas to Los Angeles $77 roundtrip

Los Angeles to San Francisco $77 roundtrip

Boise to Seattle $93 roundtrip

Seattle to Eugene $97 roundtrip

San Francisco to Las Vegas $97 roundtrip

Everett to San Diego $113 roundtrip

Burbank to Portland, OR $117 roundtrip

Austin to San Francisco $137 roundtrip

Dallas-Love Field to Los Angeles $137 roundtrip

Milwaukee to Seattle $157 roundtrip

Seattle to Chicago-ORD $163 roundtrip

Kansas City to Seattle $197 roundtrip

San Francisco to Boston $197 roundtrip

Pittsburgh to Seattle $197 roundtrip

Newark to San Jose $197 roundtrip

Seattle to Charleston $197 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Portland, OR $197 roundtrip

Boston to San Diego $227 roundtrip

Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles $237 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Los Cabos $243 roundtrip

Las Vegas to Juneau $277 roundtrip- requires connection

San Jose to Kona $278 roundtrip

Oakland to Kauai $278 roundtrip

San Francisco to Maui $278 roundtrip

San Diego to Honolulu $298 roundtrip

Fairbanks to Los Angeles $298 roundtrip- requires connection


These fares include one carry-on bag plus one small personal item. Checked bag fees start at $30 each way.

Seat Assignments

Saver Fares allow for limited seat selection in the back of the aircraft. However, finding seats next to a travel partner may be difficult on some routes. If you choose not to select a seat, one will be assigned to you during check-in.

Related: How to Fly Alaska Airlines

Alternate Fares

Alaska's Main fares are usually around $10-$35 more each way and include a larger selection of seats to choose from and allow ticket changes/upgrades for a fee. Checked bag fees are the same $30 each way.

Other major airlines that are matching are mostly Basic Economy fares with similar restrictions. The main difference is that United's Basic Economy only includes a small personal item. Hawaiian, JetBlue, and Southwest do not sell Basic Economy, and Southwest includes two free checked bags.

A few routes may have lower fares on connecting flights or for travel on ultra-low-cost carriers like Allegiant, Frontier, Spirit, or Sun Country.

Example Booking

As an example, I found seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Wednesday, January 15, returning from San Francisco SFO on Saturday, January 18, for $77 roundtrip.

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