This Month in Travel News – October 2018

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Alaska Air Saver Fares

Alaska Airlines will begin offering Saver fares in the GDS and Online Booking Tools, beginning next month. These fares are similar in structure to the Basic Economy fares offered by American, United and Delta.

These fares are expected to be available in early November 2018, for travel beginning in January 2019.

Restrictions include:

  • No changes or refunds are allowed beyond the first 24 hours after ticketing.
  • No same-day confirmed changes are allowed for Saver fares.
  • No standby is allowed for Saver fares, even for Elite guests.
  • If a guest is a no-show for the first leg, all other segments are automatically cancelled, and the total fare is forfeited.
  • Saver fares cannot be combined with any other fare types on the same itinerary.
  • Saver fares are non-transferable.
  • Interline travel is not permitted on the same ticket.
  • Seats will be assigned at check-in.
  • Boarding zone will be last, excluding Elite guests.
  • Existing checked baggage allowance applies, including the Visa Signature card benefit (1 free bag) and the Elite bag benefit.
  • All other Elite benefits/upgrades will not be available.

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