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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How to get to | Alaska

This blog post is how to get to Alaska. See also how to get to USA.

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


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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.

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