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Alaska Air or American LAX-Anchorage $138 each way in summer 2016

Alaska Airlines has Los Angeles to Anchorage on sale for dates all the way into December 2016 at $138 to $144 each way, even in peak summer. This low fare is available nearly every date in every month, except June, July and August have a few dates with fares as high as $189.

American Airlines has $140 one way fares for travel Feb to May and mid-August to Dec 2016. American has many summer dates for $138 fares for Anchorage to Los Angeles. American Airlines low fare flights are mostly one-stop via Phoenix PHX. American Airlines one way fare is higher at $190 for LAX to Anchorage in summer.

Alaska Airlines  Los Angeles LAX – Seattle SEA – Anchorage ANC

$277.50 Tuesday July 12 – Tuesday July 19

LAX-ANC $278 AS July 12-19

Warning: Alaska Air Economy R class and AAdvantage miles

One of the changes to American Airlines AAdvantage for 2016 made Alaska Airlines Economy R class a non-miles earning fare. Nearly all the Alaska Air deep discount economy fares I have been finding this past month have Economy R booking codes.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan still earns 100% redeemable miles and elite miles for economy R code flights.

American Airlines ticket with Alaska Air LAX-ANC flight 

$277.50  Alaska Air LAX-SEA-ANC / American Airlines ANC-PHX-LAX

Tuesday July 19 – Friday July 29

LAX-ANC AA $278 July 19-29

Note: Alaska Airlines flights for this ticket are not AA codeshares. These are ticketed as Alaska Air economy R fares. The sentence at top beneath ‘Travelers’ is an American Airlines AAdvantage ticket warning.

Some fares purchased on AAdvantage participating airlines are not eligible for mileage accrual. View eligible booking codes and mileage accrual rates by airline on the AAdvantage Airline Partner page.

This ticket only earns AAdvantage miles for one way travel. You can submit your Alaska Airlines Economy R flights to Mileage Plan for missing miles credit.

You can book some Alaska Airlines flights as AA codeshares, but you pay a higher price for this summer ticket.

American Airlines Los Angeles – Anchorage

328.00  Monday July 18 – Friday July 29

LAx-ANC $328 AA July 18-29

Since American is going revenue based sometime in 2016, after the changes you will receive 100% EQM for the outbound LAX-ANC Alaska Airlines operated flight booked as an AA codeshare, but earned redeemable miles will be based on the $265.73 base fare (1,330 to 2,926 redeemable miles, depending on elite level) and not the 5,267 flight miles flown

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