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Deal alert: Fly nonstop to Guatemala from Houston, Miami, New York and more cities from $110 round-trip

April 11, 2022
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There is an excellent sale going on right now for flights to Guatemala from a number of U.S. cities. If you live in New York, Houston, Atlanta or Baltimore, you can score great deals to Guatemala City to enjoy the Central American nation's culinary delights, historical sites and natural beauty. Even better, there are some superb prices for nonstop flights, some in the low hundreds.

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The sale includes travel between now and November, and it does include the Thanksgiving holiday. These are economy fares, so you'll have to pay to check bags. The most inexpensive fares for JetBlue and United also don't allow full-size carry-on bags.

I'm a broken record about this, but I'll say it again: Be flexible with your travel plans if at all possible, to get the very best deals.

Deal basics

Airlines: Avianca, Copa, JetBlue and United.
Routes: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York and other cities to Guatemala City.
How to book: Directly through the airline or through Google Flights.
Travel dates: April-November.

Related: From horses to volcanic s’mores — time to plan a family trip to Guatemala

(Photo by Dave Wilson/WebArtz Photography/Getty Images)

Sample flights

Avianca has nonstop flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Guatemala City's La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in November for only $110 round-trip. That is an incredible price, even if it's an economy ticket and even if you have to pay extra to check a bag. Keep in mind, this fare includes a return flight the day after Thanksgiving.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

If you prefer to stay home for the holidays, you can book the same great fare earlier in November from Miami to Guatemala City.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

You can fly from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Guatemala City in November on Copa Airlines for only $188 round-trip. This itinerary includes a layover in Panama City each way.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

You can nab a ticket for a nonstop flight on United to Guatemala City from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) for travel at the end of April for only $134 round-trip. This is an excellent price for this route, and is more than 50% off normal prices. Keep in mind that this United fare doesn't allow a carry-on bag. Checking a bag will cost you $70, so consider upgrading to economy for just $52 and get the free carry-on option.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

JetBlue has nonstop flights out of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Guatemala in May for $220.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

The same price will get you a ticket on a nonstop United flight out of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Guatemala in October. Again, it's United's most restricted fare, so keep in mind you'll have to pay $70 to check a bag.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Related: Where to eat and drink in Guatemala City and Antigua

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  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

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  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases