To boost bookings for fall travel season Alaska Airlines is offering two-for-one tickets during a weekend-long fare sale.
The airline is strong on the West Coast. However, the deal applies to more than 100 destinations. It announced its sale on Friday evening on all of its routes except one which is Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Its routes include from the West Coast to Florida and Mexico.
Besides an extra ticket, this is a “Buy the Row” promotion. That ensures the two of you will have the middle seat between you free of an additional passenger.
To get the row, select seats when purchasing. Taxes and fees need to be paid on the free seat.
The offer applies to its main cabin fare. And not its usually cheaper saver fares, which are Alaska’s version of restrictive basic economy tickets.
Travelers flying on the same itinerary pay the regular price for one main cabin ticket and pay only taxes and fees for the second.
The offer is valid through October 31, making it good for late summer getaways, too.
The offer by the company excludes traveling on Friday, Sunday and traditional weekend getaways.
However, two popular vacation spots that the airline serves, which are Mexico and Hawaii, are included in this offer but only on certain days of the week. Travel to Hawaii or Mexico is valid Monday through Thursday, and travel from Hawaii or Mexico is valid Tuesday through Friday.
Customers must purchase the tickets by 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Sunday.
Attempt to Lure the Customers
As passengers are reluctant to travel due to the pandemic that’s why the airline came up with this sale. The number of people traveling through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints has rebounded from its April lows but is still down precipitously from a year. On Thursday, 743,599 individuals were screened, down by 72% from 2.7 million, a year ago.
In addition to fare sales, airlines are enhancing their health and safety measures to bring back the customers to fly again. However, Alaska is of the airline which is blocking few seats to ensure social distancing. The airline has planned to block the middle seat through October 31.
Moreover, All guests over the age of two must wear a face covering at gate areas, ticket counters and in flight.