From UK. Fly into Seattle or Vancouver
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Thanks for your replies. I seem to be getting myself a bit confused. If I am sailing from Whittier, I think (I'm not to bright) I have 3 optionsThere are not direct flights from the UK to Alaska. You will have to transfer somewhere. There are a number of cities in the US that can be used for that connection as well as Vancouver in Canada. Seattle has the most flights to Anchorage of any airport.
1 London to Vancouver, Vancouver to Anchorage
2 London to Seattle, Seattle to Anchorage
3 London to Anchorage.
If the above is correct is there a reason why I wouldn't fly directly to from London to Anchorage. What would be the reasons for taking either of the other option. Is it cost, flight availability etc ??
Also can any tell me their preferred option for getting to Anchorage from London.
What you want to do is go to the web-site for BA, as well as Air Canada and Delta. Do a multi-city search from London (or the city of your choce) to Anchorage and Vancouver to London. At that point don't worry about where you make the connection, the software will sort that out. Each airline will present you with various options and prices. When the connection is made on the same ticket the airline is responsible for the costs of rebooking if you miss a connection.
You can also try online travel agencies.
If you want to be responsible for missed connections, spend more time traveling, manually transfer your bags instead of letting the airline do it or have more stops on your journey you can try to build you own connections. An example of trying to do this would be to buy a separate ticket on ryan air to Iceland, icelandic from Iceland to Seattle and Alaska from Seattle to Anchorage.
I would go with option 1. If you do option 1, your journey might involve a connection between multiple airlines, but since it is all on one ticket the airlines are responsible for making it all work. If you do option 2 your responsible for making it all work.
London -> Anchorage outbound date
Vancouver -> London return date.
Some airlines to try: Air Canada, Delta, BA, Condor, Icelandair, American, United. Probably missing a couple.