This blog post is how to get to Alaska. See also how to get to USA.
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The easiest way to get to Alaska is by cruise ship or ferry in the southeast (from Seattle or Vancouver), or by air. There are a few roads to/from Canada - driving distances are very long. Airlines flying to Alaska (mostly Anchorage) include:
- Star Alliance - Air Canada (seasonal), Continental, US Airways
- Oneworld - American (seasonal)
- Sky Team - Delta
- Other selected - Alaska, Vladivostok Air, a few seasonal charters mostly from Asia
TIP Other than on Sky Team or on Alaska Airlines it is difficult or impossible to include flights to Alaska in business/first on awards or discounted tickets.
TIP Book as early as possible if travelling to/from Alaska during (northern) summer.
UPDATED November 2009 - Continental switch from Sky Team to Star Alliance. No change to advice.