Deal Alert: Flights to Guatemala Have Dropped to $137 Round-Trip

Jun 18, 2019

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the 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.

Flights from various cities across the US to Guatemala City have dropped as low as $137 round-trip. These prices are available on Star Alliance carriers Copa and United Airlines. Note that these fares are in each of the airlines’ version of basic economy, which means they are non-refundable.

If Guatemala wasn’t already on your list, it should be! From the amazing food to the beautiful scenery — it’s a must visit and The Points Guy himself agrees.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airline: Copa and United
Routes: ORD/DEN/IAH/MIA/LAS/DFW/MCO to GUA
Cost: $137+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates:
September-December
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Houston (IAH) to Guatemala City (GUA) for $137 round-trip on United:

Chicago (ORD) to Guatemala City (GUA) for $242 round-trip on Copa Airlines:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Guatemala City (GUA) for $261 round-trip on United:

Denver (DEN) to Guatemala City (GUA) for $263 round-trip on United:

Miami (MIA) to Guatemala City (GUA) for $269 round-trip on Copa Airlines:

Maximize Your Purchase

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