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At Horizon, Common Sense Prevails

When it comes to airfares, most agree simpler is better. As a result, Horizon Air has simplified its entire fare structure and eliminated the weekend-stay rule—on all fares to all cities the airline serves. Now all of Horizon’s fares—including its lowest regular prices, sale fares and Web-only specials—have only a one-night minimum stay or none at all. Gone, too, are maximum-stay restrictions and fuel surcharges. Horizon’s latest and final wave of fare simplification has also resulted in many new, lower fares between cities Horizon serves in the Northwest. The simplified fare structure also applies to cities Horizon serves in partnership with Alaska Airlines.

While everyone can benefit from the simplified fare structure, banishment of the weekend-stay rule will be especially appealing to business travelers. That’s because they can qualify for a lower fare without having to stay past a Friday or Saturday before returning.

“Now, whenever and wherever you fly Horizon or Alaska, you can have a low fare without having to give up part of your weekend to get it,” said Patrick Zachwieja, Horizon’s vice president of marketing and planning.

Reservations and tickets are available at, by calling 1-800-547-9308, or through any travel agent. Horizon now guarantees that travelers will always find the lowest fare on If a traveler finds a fare online that’s more than US$5 lower for the same Horizon itinerary than through, the company will refund the difference. Travelers that purchase their tickets at also earn 1,000 Bonus Miles and avoid the booking fees that most major travel sites charge.