Alaska Airlines has a sale going on right now. One of the best deals in the sale is San Francisco and Salt Lake City at $49 each way. There are some low fares to Hawaii too.
Fare Rules: Purchase by 11:59 pm (PT) on January 6, 2015. Hawaii travel is valid from January 13, 2015, through February 17, 2015. Travel to Hawaii is valid Sundays through Wednesdays. Travel from Hawaii is valid Mondays through Thursdays. All other travel is valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from January 13, 2015, through February 3, 2015.
Two reasons I purchased two round trip tickets San Francisco to Salt Lake City for January trips.
Reason #1 – Fly Two, Get one for the Tax
California, Oregon and Washington residents who fly two times between these states and eight ski destination airports by February 23 earn one free ticket to any of those eight ski destination airports to be redeemed by March 31 for flights by April 30, 2015.
- Be a resident of Washington, Oregon, or California
- Register prior to your first qualifying flight.
- Fly 2 round trips from Washington, Oregon, or California to any of the cities below by February 23, 2015,
and credit the flight miles to Mileage Plan™ .
- Salt Lake City
- Steamboat Springs
- Sun Valley
- Mammoth Lakes
I bought two round trip tickets between San Francisco and Salt Lake City for $192.40 all-in after tax.
Reason #2 – Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival January 22- Feb 1 is the event of the season in Park City, 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. I checked airport shuttles to Park City to find the prevailing rate is around $100 each way with cancellation penalties of 24 to 72 hours for no refund. Then, I checked the public bus to see it is $4.50 each way between Salt Lake City and Park City. I checked hotels in Park City and found some award space availability and booked hotels in Salt Lake City just in case a blizzard blocks access to Park City.
This California Kid is headed to snow country for eight nights in January. Some snow boots and Sundance party invitations are all I am missing to make this a perfect poverty jet setter trip in the land of Sundance Kids.