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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.
Delta is currently offering fantastic fares to destinations throughout Central America. Per The Flight Deal, you can book flights from Phoenix (PHX), Philadelphia (PHL), Dallas (DFW), Miami (MIA), Charlotte (CLT) and St. Louis (STL) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO); Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR); San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL); San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP); Belize City, Belize (BZE); Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) and Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU). Fares to Costa Rica are the lowest, with flights from all of the cities mentioned above for $264 round-trip, with a short stop in each direction.
Here are a few examples of what we found (note that almost all of these fares should be available from all of the US cities above):
Philadelphia (PHL)-San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) for $264 on Delta (earns 4,584 MQMs):
Philadelphia (PHL)-Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $264 on Delta (earns 4,506 MQMs):
Philadelphia (PHL)-San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) for $277 on Delta (earns 4,138 MQMs):
Philadelphia (PHL)-Belize City, Belize (BZE) for $279 on Delta (earns 3,598 MQMs):
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.