Q: Which city would be the best to fly to and use as a hub to visit Alaska – Fairbanks or Anchorage?
A: Anchorage offers a wider variety of airlines and flight options and therefore often leads to cheaper airfares. One option would be to fly into Fairbanks and fly out of Anchorage or vice versa. This leads to less “backtracking” and most airfares now are based on one way fares rather than offering discounts for traveling roundtrip! We have vacation packages that begin in Fairbanks and end in Anchorage.
If you are looking to base yourself in one city and just do day trips I would recommend flying in and out of Anchorage.