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  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Alaska’s top 10

    by Scott McMurren on Jul 22, 13:35

    Who doesn’t love a good list — especially when it involves low costs on airfare to popular destinations countrywide? From Boston to San Diego, here are this week’s top 10 Daybreak deals. Anchorage – Boston, $386 roundtrip beginning Sept. 23 on United Anchorage – San Diego, $382 roundtrip beginning Aug. 13 on Delta Anchorage – […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Summer sightseeing

    by Scott McMurren on Jul 01, 10:22

    Face it: If you live in Alaska, all of your friends and relatives think you are an Alaska expert. Don’t disappoint them. Here are a few tips for showing visitors the sights this summer. Day 1. Chances are better-than-even that your guests are arriving late at night, so you can go easy on the first […]

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    Travel Tuesday: From coast to coast

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 8:50

    Anchorage-Seattle on JetBlue From $224rt starting Aug. 13 From $196rt starting Sept. 11 (Remember, Fairbanks-Seattle and Juneau-Seattle are $244rt ALL SUMMER LONG.)   Anchorage-Long Beach on JetBlue From $265rt departing on Aug. 21, returning on Aug. 28   Anchorage-Los Angeles/LAX on Alaska Air From $286rt departing on Aug 19, returning Aug. 26   Anchorage-New York/LGA […]

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    Travel Tuesday: International deals

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 17, 11:41

    When it comes to international travel, it’s not just about the destination or the fare: Travel guru Scott McMurren says it’s also about the miles. McMurren said purchasing mileage-run tickets means you’ll instantly get upper-tier, frequent-flyer status after completing the trip. Most likely, he said, you’ll also earn enough miles for a free domestic ticket […]

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    Travel Tuesday: International travel recommendations

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 11, 8:45

    Late-breaking travel deals: Fairbanks-Seattle round-trip $244 starts June 24 on Delta Juneau-Seattle round-trip $244 – starts June 24 on Delta Fairbanks-Denver round-trip as low as $328 nonstop on Frontier Airlines

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    Travel Tuesday: Summer steals

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 03, 10:29

    Statewide low fares Anchorage-Seattle, as low as $242rt departing July 4 (Delta Air Lines) Anchorage-San Diego as low as $380rt starting June 26 (Alaska Air) Anchorage-Los Angeles as low as $348rt starting June 24 (Alaska Air) Fairbanks-Los Angeles from $417rt starting July 1 (Delta Air Lines) Fairbanks-Seattle from $244 starting June 16 (Delta Air Lines) […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Talkeetna Roadhouse and Ruth Glacier

    by James Gaddis on May 20, 12:13

    For Travel Guru Scott McMurren and KTVA’s James Gaddis, the journey to Ruth Glacier began at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. That’s where owner Trisha Costello serves heaping plates of hotcakes and other homemade fare to climbers preparing to venture into Denali National Park. For those looking for a lighter trip, flightseeing company K2 Aviation can […]

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    Travel Tuesday: International planning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 13, 9:25

    It’s the season for international travel, and Condor kicks it off with a flight from Anchorage to Frankfurt Tuesday. Scott McMurren of Alaska TravelGram — headed to Sicily via the Condor flight — has a short list of necessities for Alaskans looking to leave the country. Passports Global entry card Currency Credit cards Security pouch […]

  • On-Air

    Travel Tuesday: In-state deals

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 9:28

      While steep in-state airfare can rival ticket prices for far-away destinations, Alaska Airlines has recently unveiled slashed fares to destinations around the state. Scott McMurren, of Alaska TravelGram, said seats that usually go for $500-600 are now selling for as low as $207. “These are really, really good changes,” he said. Anchorage – Juneau, […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Airlines unveil low spring fares

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 29, 12:14

    As more major commercial airlines make their way to Alaska cities, travelers can expect to take advantage of increasingly low airfares. Scott McMurren of Alaska Travelgram said Alaskans can fly from Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks to Lower 48 hubs like New York City, San Diego or Seattle for less than $450 roundtrip. “Competition drives the […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Summer specials and airfare savings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 22, 10:36

    Princess Tours’ Rail/Stay Combo  To Talkeetna — $229 per person for three-days, two-night stay. To Denali — $339 per person for three-day, two-night stay Rates based on double occupancy starting May 15th   Flightseeing Adventure with K2 Aviation Take advantage of a glacier landing on Denali with this Talkeetna-based adventure Between now and May 31, receive a 25 percent discount […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Beating the crowds

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 15, 9:18

    Alaska’s bustling tourism season is just a few weeks away, and Travel Guru Scott McMurren said now’s the time for locals to find big savings on in-state travel. In Homer, McMurren said Land’s End Resort is offering couples’ overnight accommodations and dinner at the Chart Room restaurant for $139 per night now through May 8. […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Book offers savings on Alaska adventures

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 08, 9:34

    Alaskans looking for a summer adventure don’t necessarily need to spring for a plane ticket south. Travel guru Scott McMurren said the Great Alaskan Toursaver offers two-for-one deals on everything from flightseeing to bear viewing, glacier cruises and more. The coupon book includes more than 115 deals totaling about $20,000 in travel savings, McMurren said, […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Seattle-bound savings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 01, 10:24

    ANCHORAGE – Increasing competition between airlines can lead to summer deals for Alaskans, said Travel Guru Scott McMurren. “When the airlines are mad at each other, the traveler wins,” he said. With Delta upping the ante against market giant Alaska Airlines, McMurren said savvy Alaskans should look for deals on Seattle-bound flights from Fairbanks, Juneau […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Airlines rush to serve Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 10:11

    ANCHORAGE - Things are heating up, not just in the air, but on the ground as well as more airlines rush to serve Alaska. Travel Guru Scott McMurren says travelers can find some great fares from both Juneau and Fairbanks. Click the play button on the video box to watch.

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    Travel Tuesday: Warm weather getaways

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 18, 10:01

    ANCHORAGE – With spring right around the corner, Alaska travelers can look for discounted airfares to a variety of southern destinations. Travel Guru Scott McMurren said travelers can find flights under $400 to hubs like San Francisco, San Diego and Dallas. Looking for a more northern destination? McMurren said Icelandair is set to offer direct […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Spring steals

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 9:33

    ANCHORAGE – Alaskans with a bit of business savvy can score big on spring airfare, said travel guru Scott McMurren. “It’s called competition,” said McMurren, who explained that an increase in carrier options often translates to a decrease in ticket prices. McMurren said the rule holds true for both domestic and international destinations, but Alaskans […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Touring wine country

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 25, 9:51

    Travel south to California’s wine country with Travel Guru Scott McMurren. One tip? McMurren said travelers flying into Sonoma County Airport with Alaska Airlines can check one box of wine for free. Click the box above to view the video.

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    Travel Tuesday: Airfare 911

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 18, 8:29

    ANCHORAGE – From Long Beach to Boston, Travel Guru Scott McMurren says now is the time to jump on spring deals to a variety of Lower 48 destinations.  

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    Travel Tuesday: Riding the rails

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 9:55

    ANCHORAGE – While some Alaskans head south for the winter, others ride the Alaska Railroad north. Travel Guru Scott McMurren said the railroad’s weekly Aurora Winter Train is a scenic way to explore the Interior. A 12-hour journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks, the train takes passengers through Talkeetna, Denali and Nenana. Bring a camera, and […]