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Departing Flight - Friday, Mar 30, 2012

US Airways
Flight 140
Airbus Jet Jet

From
Phoenix (PHX)
07:50pm -Mar 30, Fri

To
Anchorage (ANC)
12:46am -Mar 31, Sat Nonstop

Flight Duration: 5hr 56min

Total Fare: $261.90

 

Yup, I DID IT!!!!!  I am going to Alaska, with or without a job :) The above ticket is non-refundable...now I feel like I should start singing LeeAnn Rhimes' song...I bought a 1-way ticket, on a West-bound Train (well plane in my case). Anyways, I got 6 months to figure out what to do with all my stuff. Probably alot of it with get left on the free table downstairs and a few boxes will be mailed to my daughter in Maine.

 

Yes, as of lately this is the wildest thing I have done for awhile. It has been years since I had jumped on a bus to move to some unknown city without a job or a real place to live...and I miss those days. So I am jumping back on the "gypsy-wagon" and determined to have a new adventure next year.

 

Some of the job places in Alaska want face-to-face interviews, I guess they like to hire people that are already in the area. Probably because then they don't have to worry about whether you are going to actually show up for the job. So I plan on staying at the Spenard Hostel in Anchorage when I first get up there....and by the way, that hostel has a 2-day houseparent job also :) and free rent comes with that job...otherwise they charge less then $300/month rent. I plan on saving enough cash to pay for a couple months, just in case the houseparent job is full next April. Otherwise I might check out cheap rooms on craigslist.

But no matter where I end up staying...even if I have to pitch a tent somewhere...I know I will be staying in Alaska next Summer. YEE-HAW!!!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KAjvsyZv4Y
I love that song too...Please listen to it!!

 

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Comment by thomas salvatore on September 28, 2011 at 7:43am

that really is a great price on airfare.

 

Comment by Brendan on September 27, 2011 at 8:26am

That's pretty cool, as long as you'll have enough money to live on...otherwise, well, you've been there.  I can't believe how cheap that plane ticket is!  I knew you get cheaper rates when you book really early, but that's pretty damn good.

 

Good luck with that one.

Comment by Anneliese on September 27, 2011 at 8:14am

Hey Sunni, There are lots of places to stay and lots of jobs in Anchorage. There are also a lot of places to pitch your tent :)

 

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