Alaska, Delta battle heats up with low fares

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.