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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.
Last week, United offered fares between major markets priced at just $80 round-trip. Of course, those kinds of deals can’t last, so we’ll have to make do with a more ordinary sale. Today, you can book flights from a dozen or so cities to Liberia, Costa Rica from just $321 round-trip. Flights to Costa Rica come along with more than $100 in taxes (included in these fares), so in some cases United’s pocketing less than $100 each way for these flights.
You’ll find fares priced below $400 through the end of May 2016, from cities including Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and St. Louis. Liberia (LIR) is the gateway to the country’s Pacific coast, located just 30 minutes from hotels in Papagayo, including Hilton, Westin and JW Marriott resorts.
Route(s): BWI, CLT, DFW, IAH, MIA, EWR, PHL, PHX and STL TO LIR
Booking Link: Orbitz
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Philadelphia (Amtrak station) to Liberia, Costa Rica for $321 on United (earns 4,372 PQMs):
Newark to Liberia, Costa Rica for $336 on United (earns 4,372 PQMs):
Boston to Liberia, Costa Rica for $356 on United (earns 6,132 PQMs):
Houston to Liberia, Costa Rica for $362 on United (earns 2,938 PQMs):
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.
H/T: The Flight Deal
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.