Alaska: €1,249 Oneworld Business Class from Paris

Glenn Highway Alaska

In addition to their great offer for premium tickets to Hawaii, Oneworld members American Airlines and British Airways have an attractive price tag for business class rides to Anchorage, Alaska, too. You can find this fare for departures from Paris up to November 2021. All itineraries at this price include two stops, one in London and one in the United States.


Since our intial post, prices have dropped by €100.


Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.

A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.

British Airways takes you from Paris to London and onwards to Seattle. American Airlines or Alaska Airlines takes care of the final part of the the journey.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, this offer remains valid until December 21, 2020, although the airline might withdraw it at any time. You can find availabilities between March and November 2021 for trips with at least one night from Saturday to Sunday spent in Alaska.

You can use Google Flights to find suiting flight dates. While online travel agencies might offer cheaper tickets (you can find them via our flight search), we recommend booking directly with an Oneworld carrier like British Airways or Iberia.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:

  1. The Covid-19 Pandemic
    During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.

    Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

    If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.


British Airways issues tickets in booking class I, the Alaska Airlines trip from Seattle up north and back is booking class F. Since Alaska Airline will join Oneworld alliance in March 2021, you can earn some decent mileage:

  • 27,430 Award Miles + 16,858 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 20,128 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 16,858 Avios + 360 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 16,858 Avios + 1,150 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 16,844 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 16,842 Avios + 122 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 16,842 Award Miles + 200 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 16,122 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 15,860 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 15,438 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 12,508 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 12,508 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 12,508 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 12,508 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 10,114 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for USA

The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.

Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements

The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA)  for approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.

The Best Time to Visit

Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)


The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.

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