Cheap Flights! Belize $196 to $257, Costa Rica $232

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If you missed out on yesterday’s Costa Rica deals, here’s another chance for a cheap getaway!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly on Delta from as low as ~$196 round-trip in coach to Belize and Costa Rica.

Several US cities are included in the sale!

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Get Away to Belize on Delta for Less Than $200 Round-Trip in Coach!

You can search for tickets using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the Delta website.

These cheap fares won’t last long!

How to Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

You can fly to Belize City, Belize from these cities starting at ~$196 round-trip in coach on Delta:

  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York

Travel is from October 2015 through March 2016.  There’s a 21-day advance purchase requirement.

I found seats from Los Angeles to Belize City in January for ~$213 round-trip in coach.

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A Great Deal to Belize City From Los Angeles!

Most folks who visit Belize don’t stay in Belize City.  There’s more to do outside the city, including snorkeling, scuba diving, and visiting Mayan ruins.

Delta also has flights to Costa Rica on sale from Baltimore and Los Angeles from ~$232 round-trip in coach!

Fly from Baltimore between August and December, 2015.  And from Los Angeles from November 2015 through May 2016.  You’ll have to buy tickets at least 21 days in advance, and some days of the week are excluded.

And American Airlines is matching or beating this fare with flights from Houston starting at ~$222 round-trip in coach.

Note:   You can cancel a Delta e-Ticket before midnight the day after you book it, and receive a full refund.

And if you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket.  Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!

What About Southwest?

Southwest also flies to Belize and Costa Rica!  I checked the same dates from Los Angeles to Belize City, and Southwest is more expensive.

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You’ll Pay Over $200 More on Southwest!

It’s worth comparing fares on Southwest because you’ll get 2 free checked bags (and a friend can fly with you for almost free if you have the Southwest Companion Pass!).

I wonder if they’ll match Delta’s fare later today.

What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?

Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest.  Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free!

British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from an included city, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points , American Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.

Which Card to Use?

Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:

Card NameWhat It Earns
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for airfare purchased directly from airlines

- $100 Airline fee credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline

- Here's my review of the card
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
- Earn 5X American Express Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel

- $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

- Here's my review of the card
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- $250 statement credit for airfare & baggage fees each calendar year

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare each year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

 

Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards

Link:   Hot Deals – Hotel Credit Cards

If you book a cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I like using Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.

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Transfer Points to Hilton for Award Stays!

Check out my posts on all the ways to earn Hilton and Hyatt points!

Note:  Folks who want to book paid stays could check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized).

For longer stays and places without chain hotel you can book with points, Airbnb is a great way to save money.  And most Airbnb homes have free Wi-Fi and a full kitchen.

Read my tips on how to negotiate a better price on Airbnb!

Bottom Line

You can fly to Belize and Costa Rica from several US cities on Delta starting at ~$196 round-trip in coach.

Travel dates vary, but you can travel on most routes from late fall to early spring.

This is a terrific deal for a tropical getaway!  Let me know if you book a ticket!

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