Alaska Expands Menu, American Offers Seattle Vacation Packages, More Airline News

With the rebound in leisure travel, it can seem like everything costs more and takes more effort to secure a reservation, especially for car rentals. Yet the airline industry continues to offer discount airfares and attractive packages, luring passengers to the sky.

With increased interest in vacation destinations, some delays are blamed on crew shortage, so travelers are advised to check their airline status before departure. For those willing to brave the airport queues and waiting times, the offers can be very beneficial.

Airline news this week includes sales of fares from Alaska and the Southwest, as well as discounted flight and hotel packages from American and Delta.

Read on for the latest airline news for the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Alaska price sale, extended menus

Alaska Airlines Continues Promotion As “Official Airline Of Rescheduled Events” With Seattle one-way fares starting at $ 69 per person, but the deals won’t last forever. Purchase these discounted tickets by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on August 9, 2021, with at least 21 days prior to departure.

Examples of one-way fares include Seattle (SEA) to Boise (BOI) or San Diego (SAN) for $ 69, Seattle to Fresno (FAT) or Reno (RNO) for $ 79 and Seattle to Tucson (TUS) for $ 99 .

Alaska also recently announced the return of fresh air fares with an expanded selection of meals, snacks and beverages in first class and in the master cabin. Passengers in all cabins can use online pre-order to select meals and snacks before their flight.

“We are delighted to welcome our guests back on board and wish them a wonderful experience with us,” said Todd Traynor-Corey, general manager of guest products at Alaska Airlines. “We’ve thought a lot and planned to safely add additional food and beverage service on our flights, while also getting back to the fresh, local dishes our customers love.”

Menus and pre-order information regarding new in-flight services can be found on Alaska Airlines website.

American Airlines Vacation Packages

American Airlines has a few tempting offers of flights and hotel packages for passengers departing from Seattle.

Examples of round-trip main cabin flights with hotel stay include Seattle (SEA) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $ 215 per person, Seattle to Nashville (BNA) for $ 269 per person, and Seattle to Madrid (MAD ) for $ 713 per person. The price of the package is based on an occupancy of the hotel for two people.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 22: Delta Airlines Embraer ERJ-175 boards from the public waiting area while Terminal 3 is under construction at Los Angeles International Airport on May 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images)

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Delta offers on hotel packages and airline tickets

Until August 31, 2021, Delta SkyMiles members can save up to $ 300 on flight and hotel packages to major destinations with promo code SMREADY.

Sample interior package price, based on the hotel’s master cabin with double occupancy, including Seattle (SEA) to Las Vegas (LAS) with a stay at the MGM Grand Hotel starting at $ 304 per person or Seattle to Orlando ( MCO) with a stay at Tuscana Resort Orlando by Aston starting at $ 369 per person.

Sample international package price, based on master cabin seating and double occupancy at hotels, including Seattle (SEA) to Cancun (CUN) with a stay at Fiesta Inn Cancun Las Americas starting at $ 610 per person or Seattle to Punta Cana (PUJ) with a stay at the Occidental Caribe from $ 933 per person.

These offers must be purchased from Delta Vacations with promo code SMREADY. Flight reservations can be made up to 331 days before flight departure.

Southwest Fall Fares Sale

Southwest is offering new fall fares for as low as $ 49 each way. Tickets must be purchased by August 12, 2021 for continental US travel dates through December 16 and Hawaii travel dates through December 15, 2021. 21-day advance purchase is required and some date restrictions apply.

Examples of one-way fares include Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) for $ 64, Seattle to Phoenix (PHX) for $ 72, and Seattle to Los Angeles (LAX) for $ 74. Examples of one-way fares to Hawaii include Seattle to Maui (OGG) for $ 198.

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