Air flights to Alaska have improved tremendously over the decades. When I moved to Juneau from Laurel Maryland during the height of the summer tourist season 1991 it took 4 stops on 2 flights. If I had wanted to go to Fairbanks or Anchorage it would have been 5 stops. Over a decade ago Alaska Airlines was only as far as the Michigan. One can now get flights quite easily from Florida with one stop so you can be fly fishing across Alaska instead of sitting in an airport.
Alaska is actually closer by air to many European cities than it is to the East Coast of the U.S. With mergers two of the U.S. airlines that used to fly the shorter route over the Arctic Ocean straight to Europe stopped. Now many U.S. and European flights that do make it to Alaska are routed the much longer way across the U.S. and through Seattle.
During the summers many Europeans who are traveling to Alaska come through Condor Airlines based in Germany which takes the much shorter route over the Arctic Ocean. This saves those travelers not just money , but sometimes 12 or more hours of flight time compared to taking flights that first land on the East Coast of the U.S. I’ve listed both websites below to make it easier for people who want to visit Alaska to save time and possibly some money. While people might find some cheaper flights through something like Expedia, you might just find it takes much more time with connecting flights and hours more sitting in airports.
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