Mammoth Lakes' tourism bureau is offering a discount for those who prefer to fly rather than drive to the Eastern Sierra this spring. The offer, in partnership with Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, takes about 20% off airfares between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) through the end of June.
The deal: The airport is a stepping-off point to Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Mountain ski resort, June Lake and, of course, the town of Mammoth Lakes. Use the code "EC9348' when making a reservation online or by phone; see special note below.
When: Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. PDT May 1. The deal is good for travel from May 1 to June 30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Tested: I went to Alaska Airlines' website, used the code and found fares of $48 plus tax each way for a June 14-16 round trip. Without the discount, the lowest-priced tickets displayed were about $59 each way.