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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.

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from the Northeast are back today — you can find discounted fares from several cities on United throughout the upcoming winter season. The cheapest flights depart New York (EWR) for San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) between November 2015 and April 2016, priced at $336 round-trip. Washington and Boston-based travelers can also find discounted fares starting from $338 and $377, respectively. While some Newark flights are nonstop, others do require a short connection. You may be able to find discounted flight from other cities, too.

From beaches to wildlife experiences, there’s plenty to do in Costa Rica  — and plenty of ways to maximize your trip. These travel dates are during the peak travel season for Costa Rica, so be sure to book hotels and excursions in advance if you’re considering this deal.

Airlines: United
Routes: BOS, EWR, DCA and more to SJO
Cost: $336-375+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2015 through April 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 4,402 premier-qualifying miles
Fare Class: N
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are some examples of what you can book:

New York (EWR) to San Jose (SJO) for $336 on United (earns 4,402 PQMs):

New York (EWR) to San Jose (SJO) for $336 on United.

Washington (DCA) to San Jose (SJO) for $338 on United (earns 5,520 PQMs):

Washington (DCA) to San Jose (SJO) for $338 on United.

Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJO) for $377 on United (earns 5,551 PQMs):

Boston (BOS) to San Jose (SJO) for $377 on United.

Maximize Your Purchase

Remember, you can bank extra credit card points by using a card that maximizes airfare purchases, like 3x on airfare with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold and Citi Prestige, or 2x on travel purchases with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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