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Update: It looks like a fare of around $350 round trip is also available from Austin to Anchorage on United with wide availability this summer. Texas folks, escape the August heat and head North!! Thanks to ella on Milepoint for sharing this tip!
If you live in the NYC area (or just want to fly out of there), there is a great United fare to Anchorage, Alaska in September and October this year. There are some options for as low as $358 round trip all-in. Amazing fare if you want to go to Alaska, or even a great mileage run fare if you just need the miles. I would not hesitate on this one if you are interested – doubt it will be around long. Remember there is a 24 hour penalty free cancellation period, so no harm in locking something in now and then thinking on it over the rest of the day.
You can use ITA Matrix to search, or just use “my dates are flexible” on United.com and look in the late September and early October time frame.
If it was from Houston I would be most tempted to bite myself! Great destination and great fare – thank to The Flight Deal for tweeting their find.