Deal alert: Flights to Panama from Denver, New Orleans, NYC and other cities from $253 round trip

May 15, 2022

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We’ve been warning you that travel prices, especially airline tickets, will likely be rising due to surging demand and inflation. So the sooner you can lock in your travel plans, the better it will be for your wallet. Which is why you should seriously consider this new flight deal with discount fares to Panama City.

We found some fantastic fares in this sale from cities like Denver, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Houston and others. The best availability we found was for travel between September and January. The best prices involve the most restricted fares, some of which may not include full-size carry-on bags. It will cost you between $50 and $80 round trip to upgrade for more overhead bin space. Checked luggage costs around $30 to $35 each way.

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Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for first spotting this. Its Premium membership is available for $49 per year. The Elite tier option is available for $199 per year, and it offers access to deals on premium economy, business and first class tickets.

You know what we always say: The more flexible you can be with your travel plans, the better price you’ll find.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Copa, Delta, United
Routes: Atlanta, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, New York and others to Panama City, Panama
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline
Travel dates: Best availability from August this year through January 2023

Old Panama City is beautiful and busy. (Photo by John Piekos/Getty Images)

Sample flights

We found a slew of great fares for New York City-area travelers in this deal. You can fly nonstop from Kennedy Airport (JFK) to Panama City (PTY) in September for only $253 round-trip on Copa. That same great price is available through December, although availability gets more limited near the holiday season.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)
(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are bargains to be had if you live in Denver, too. You can fly out of Denver International Airport (DEN) to Panama City in late October for only $276 round-trip on Delta. We found similar deals for this route in November and December as well.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can score a fantastic deal from New Orleans (MSY) to Panama City in the fall. This late-October itinerary on American is only $256 round-trip. We also saw this great price available for November travel. You have extended layovers in Miami, but the big savings for this fare should balance it out. Also, it’s a main cabin ticket so you get the free carry-on and your first checked bag is free.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)
(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Flights from Houston (IAH) to Panama are also drastically discounted with this deal. We found lots of availability for $316 round-trip main cabin fares on American in November and December. The catch is that most of the outbound flights we saw had a lengthy layover in Miami.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You won’t have long layovers to deal with if you live in Austin. You can fly out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Panama in November for just $336 round-trip on United. It’s a basic economy ticket so you do get a free carry-on bag.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: Exploring Panama City, Panama during a mileage run

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