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If you're taking a trip this holiday season -- or even into the new year -- give thanks for a well-oiled travel infrastructure and a robust marketplace that just keeps churning out great deals on flights out of Alaska.Scott McMurren
Delta offers all-time low fares from Anchorage to San Francisco and Denver, now down to  $245 roundtrip.Scott McMurren
The "Battle for Seattle" strains the relationship between Alaska and Delta, but that all benefits the traveler looking for a great airfare bargain to the Emerald City.Scott McMurren
Some of these deals aren't exclusive to Cyber Monday, but there are some sweet airfares to be had if you're looking for a wintertime getaway out of Alaska, and some sweet travel planning tips to make the most of the year ahead.Scott McMurren
Portland has new-found popularity among foodies and cycling nuts -- and flights there from Anchorage are sometimes cheaper than those to Seattle.Scott McMurren

Chances are good most Alaskans will arrive in Portland by air -- and sometimes the fares are cheaper than what's available to Seattle. But once you get there, you can choose to ride the train, hike or bike all over town. 

Scott McMurren
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here are some lip-smacking airfares for Alaska travelers. How's a roundtrip flight to the East Coast for a little more than $300 sound.  Scott McMurren
Ready, set, go: Act fast or miss a sweet airfare deal from Alaska Airlines that's good for travel through March 5, 2014 but requires ticket purchase within 48 hours.Scott McMurren
Alaska Air is following up its Permanent Fund Dividend sale with more low fares to the Emerald City of Seattle from several Alaska communities. But the real deals come next spring.Scott McMurren
The summertime carriers have gone from Alaska, but that doesn't mean there aren't some great wintertime airfare bargains to be had for savvy travelers. And it's never too early to start planning for next summer's adventures, especially while fares are low.Scott McMurren



Alaska gas line revenues could hit $4 billion, but don't count the money just yet

OPINION: It's possible that a gas pipeline could generate $4 billion a year a decade from now. But if oil and gas prices tank while construction costs shoot up, the state could collect 10 percent of that amount. In thinking about a gas pipeline, Alaskans shouldn't think of the much-quoted $4 billion forecast as a given.Dermot Cole