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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 or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Belize is usually one of the most expensive destinations in Central America to get to, but airlines are currently offering great fares from many cities in the US to Belize City (BZE). Fly from just $284 round-trip between NYC (EWR), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), Washington, D.C. and more — there’s even a nonstop option on United from Houston (IAH) for just a few dollars more. These great fares seem to be available from January through May 2017. Use Google Flights to search for your desired dates and then complete booking directly through the airlines.
Airlines: Delta, United
Route: US cities to Belize City (BZE)
Cost: $284+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January – May 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Belize City (BZE) for $284 round-trip on Delta:
Chicago (ORD) to Belize City (BZE) for $284 round-trip on Delta:
San Francisco (SFO) to Belize City (BZE) for $284 round-trip on Delta:
Washington, D.C. (DCA) to Belize City (BZE) for $284 round-trip on Delta:
Houston (IAH) to Belize City (BZE) for $298 round-trip on United:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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.
Featured image of the Blue Hole in Belize courtesy of Getty Images.
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