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Toast the new year with one-way flights starting at $39 on Alaska Airlines

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Happy New Year, and congrats on surviving the holidays. For those of us who find the first week back to work in January particularly challenging, cure those post-holiday blues by booking your next trip.

Thanks to Alaska Airlines’ New Year Sun & Snow sale, you can book one-way flights starting at just $39, with fares going up to $99 one-way to destinations including Austin, New York and Salt Lake City.

Though this sale is advertised as being for one-way flights, you can book two one-way flights at the sale price to make a round trip for travel through early March. Be sure to book your flights by end of the day Thursday.

Deal basics


Airline: Alaska Airlines.
Routes: To and from Seattle, Austin, New York and other cities.
How to book: Directly through the airline’s sale page.
Travel dates: Jan. 17 to March 8; some blackout dates apply. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days.
Book by: Jan. 5 at 11:59 PST.

Sample flights

As mentioned, this winter sale includes one-way flights from across the country starting at just $39, including the below routes:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), starting at $39.
  • Portland International Airport (PDX) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), starting at $49.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), starting at $59.
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), starting at $59.
  • SFO to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), starting at $99.

To book this deal, start by viewing the sale page to see which cities are on sale before selecting your route. From there, select the lowest-priced departing fare available on Alaska’s low-fare calendar, as shown below.

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After that, select your return date for the same price, which in this case is $99. Next, select “Continue” to proceed with the booking.


When viewing specific flight options, select the Saver fare, which is the carrier’s most restrictive fare type. Saver fares are nonrefundable and non-changeable. However, they allow passengers one free carry-on item for the overhead bin and one personal item. If you want to check a bag, it’ll be $30 for your first bag and $40 for your second.


Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card (3 miles per dollar on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases). Otherwise, consider using The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel) on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year, Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), the Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), the American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel).

Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Though this sale is limited in scope, it includes low-priced one-way and round-trip flights to many of Alaska’s fan-favorite destinations for as low as $39. Be sure to book by Wednesday.