Alaska started out as a trip solely to earn a couple thousand airline miles for a good price. We planned to stay only a day in order to avoid taking time off work. Our main destination was downtown Anchorage. Our original plan was to go in September, but the rates changed, and we opted for October instead. We left Friday in the late afternoon and headed for Alaska. We got in just around 6pm, the Airport was nice, clean and modern feeling, but with many elements that made it feel like you were in Alaska. For the first time in my life, there was absolutely no line for a rental car.