Alaska, Delta battle heats up with low fares

john.gillie@thenewstribune.comDecember 3, 2013 

As Delta announces still further additions to its West Coast flight schedule in markets now dominated by SeaTac’s Alaska Airlines, air fares are falling as low as $49 each way from Sea-Tac Airport to airports in the San Francisco Bay area.

The fares were announced in a Cyber Monday sale by Alaska. They are likely to be matched by Delta and other airlines in the same market.

Those cheap fares, which must be purchased by Dec. 9 and which apply only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Jan. 7 through March 5, include prices as low as $69 each way to Los Angeles from Sea-Tac, $79 to Las Vegas, $89 to San Antonio and Austin, $99 to Denver and St. Louis and $109 to Dallas, to name a few examples.

The fare sale also returns prices not seen in years for coast-to-coast travel: $99 from Seattle to Philadelphia, and $124 each way from Sea-Tac to New York and Boston.

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