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ALERT: Icelandair cancels Anchorage-Reykjavik nonstop flight this summer (2022)

Icelandair, an Alaska Air mileage partner, had scheduled twice-weekly nonstop flights to Iceland starting May 16, 2022.

Those flights are canceled.

If you have tickets on Icelandair, contact them right away 800-223-5500.

If you're traveling on an Alaska Airlines mileage ticket, or if Alaska Airlines issued your ticket, contact Alaska Air right away to rebook. 

Icelandair will fly nonstop from the U.S. to Iceland from several other gateways, including SEA, MSP, ORD, JFK + BOS.

Lots of folks are asking "Why?" The airline did not issue an official press release on this (airlines rarely do). But the reason that comes up the most is "fuel prices". Along those lines, Icelandair will initiate a fuel surcharge starting next week. 
Q: What about that grand prize  on Icelandair for the "Quest for the Ultimate Alaska Adventure"?

A: The grand prize is a $1,500 flight credit. The winner can use it on any flight. Seattle is the closest Icelandair gateway this summer. But the airline also flies to/from Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York/JFK and Boston (among others).

ALERT: Frontier Airlines cancels twice-weekly Anchorage-Denver summertime nonstop flights

Frontier Airlines was scheduled to launch twice-weekly  Anchorage-Denver nonstop flights on June 9, 2022.

Those flights are cancelled.

If you are booked on Frontier Airlines, contact them right away: 801-401-9000.

Both Alaska Airlines and United Airlines provide nonstop Anchorage-Denver service.

Playing the "Quest for the Ultimate Alaska Adventure"! 

Travelers around the state (and beyond) are in the hunt to solve clues and challenges in the "Quest for the Ultimate Alaska Adventure"! We ran in to one team getting some extra points yesterday.

Most of the time, though, we're boxing up prizes and sending them out! 

Happy Questing, Travelers! And WELCOME new "Quest" subscribers! 

Fairbanks = Winter Wonderland

Special Correspondent Juno Kim does a deep dive on Fairbanks in the winter. Ice. Lights. Eats. Digs. 

Sure, we know it's chilly. But the lights are so bright--you don't want to miss this winter wonderland. Photo, above, by Stephen Bugno, the "Bohemian Traveler". Juno is in tandem, right behind him in the doglsed! 

Below, the "Ice Alaska" exhibit NOW OPEN! 

Save 60 percent on Deluxe Small-Ship Cruises with Alaskan Dream Cruises (Alaska residents ONLY)

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Alaska Airlines sez: "Hey Anchorage, fly nonstop with us"

Fly nonstop on Alaska Air to 11 Outside destinations this summer. It's a cool map (above), but doesn't include Anchorage-Salt Lake City, which starts in mid-June (right before Anchorage-Minneapolis). 

The map also shows Anchorage-Maui, which is a seasonal route that starts up again in the fall.

Don't miss out on Alaska's nonstops within Alaska from Anchorage: Fairbanks, Utqiagvik, Prudhoe Bay, Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, Dillingham, Kodiak, Cordova, Juneau and Adak (we miss you Anchorage-Cold Bay). Several of these routes are served by Horizon Air and the E-175 twinjets.

Double-check at the Club49 Hub that you still are registered for Alaska's Club 49 (free for Alaska residents). That way you continue to receive:
-- Two free checked bags
-- Two "Travel Now" coupons
-- "Freight for Less" within Alaska ($49 for 100 pounds of freight)
-- Weekly fare sale

What's the best way to bring a friend on Alaska Airlines? Well, bring them along on a companion pass from the Alaska Airlines VISA card from Bank of America. Plus, after you apply and get approved and spend $3,000 in the first 90 days, you'll get a 60,000-mile bonus! Also, you'll get a  $141 COMPANION PASS that you can use to bring a friend along ($99 plus tax). #Friendly.

NEW: Int'l #FaresWeLove

NOTE: Honolulu is a bargain gateway for travel to the Far East/South Pacific. Fly from Alaska to Honolulu to pick up these great deals. You may have to spend a day or two between flights on the beach. I know....HORRIBLE. haha
Honolulu-Sydney $128 o/w from 4/4,  ($327 r/t) Jetstar nonstop B787  

Honolulu-Melbourne AU $119 o/w from 4/10 ($354 r/t) Jetstar nonstop B787

Honolulu-Tokyo/Narita $254 o/w from NOW ($554 r/t) Zipair Tokyo B787

Airfare911: how to catch a HOT fare before it disappears

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