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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.
Sick of winter yet? Delta, JetBlue and United have the perfect deal for you. The airlines are offering great deals on nonstop service from New York (EWR and JFK) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for travel now through June. Flights start around $281 round-trip, although JetBlue’s fares seem to be priced slightly higher than Delta’s and United’s. There are also some similarly priced deals from Boston (BOS), although these appear to include a longer layover on the return flights.
Airlines: Delta, JetBlue, United
Routes: EWR, JFK and BOS to LIR
Cost: $281-$292+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February 2016 through June 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 4,372 premier-qualifying miles or 4,380 medallion-qualifying miles
Fare Class: V or N
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Search for your flight here:
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $281 on Delta (earns 4,380 MQMs):
Newark (EWR) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $281 on United (earns 4,372 PQMs):
New York (JFK) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for $292 on JetBlue:
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.