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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. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.

Sure, NYC isn’t exactly freezing this week, but who knows what January and February will bring? With cheap fares to Costa Rica on United and JetBlue, now’s as good a time as any to book a trip to the beach. Both airlines are offering discounted fares to Liberia, Costa Rica, which is the gateway to the country’s famous Papagayo region.

United’s nonstop flights depart from Newark Airport (EWR) while JetBlue flies from JFK. Both are priced at $296 round-trip, with many dates available in January and February of next year. You may be able to find discounted flights from other cities, too.

Airlines: United and JetBlue
Routes: NYC to LIR
Cost: $296+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January 2016 through February 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 4,372 premier-qualifying miles
Fare Class: N
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Here are some examples of what you can book:

Newark (EWR) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $296 on United (earns 4,372 PQMs):

Newark (EWR) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $296 on United.
Newark (EWR) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $296 on United.

New York (JFK) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $296 on JetBlue:

New York (JFK) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $296 on JetBlue.
New York (JFK) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $296 on JetBlue.

Maximize Your Purchase

Remember, you can bank extra credit card points by using a card that offers a bonus on 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.

H/T: The Flight Deal

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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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Intro APR on Purchases
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Regular APR
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Annual Fee
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Balance Transfer Fee
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