Hot Fare! ~$207 Costa Rica Round-Trip From Charlotte, Dallas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis

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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly to Liberia, Costa Rica, from Charlotte, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, or St. Louis, on United Airlines for only ~$207 round-trip in coach!

Travel dates are from November 2015 to March 8, 2016.

Hot Fare 207 Costa Rica Round Trip From Charlotte Dallas Philadelphia Phoenix St. Louis

If You’ve Ever Wanted to Visit Costa Rica, This Is a Terrific Fare Sale! Fly for ~$207 Round-Trip From Several Cities

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the United Airlines website.

These fares tend to go fast, so book now if you’re interested!

How to Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

You can fly to Liberia, Costa Rica, for a beach vacation from the following cities with a 3-day advance purchase requirement.

  • Charlotte
  • Dallas
  • Miami
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • St. Louis

Available seats are limited, and is best beginning in January 2016.

Here’s how to use Google Flights to find sale dates.

I found a round-trip flight between St. Louis, and Liberia, Costa Rica, in January for just ~$207.

Hot Fare 207 Costa Rica Round Trip From Charlotte Dallas Philadelphia Phoenix St. Louis

Wow! ~$207 Is an Amazing Deal for a Tropical Vacation in the Middle of Winter!

Note:  You can cancel a United Airlines reservation within 24 hours of booking and get a full refund.

Remember, folks who have the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card get a free checked bag.  But you have to use the card to pay for your ticket!

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 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 pointsAmerican 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.

Hot Fare 207 Costa Rica Round Trip From Charlotte Dallas Philadelphia Phoenix St. Louis

Transfer Your Flexible Points to Hilton for Big Travel!

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).

And if you’re feeling adventurous or prefer a neighborhood feel, Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.

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

Bottom Line

You can fly to Liberia, Costa Rica, on United Airlines from Charlotte, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, or St. Louis, starting at ~$207 round-trip in coach.

Travel dates are from November 2015 to March 8, 2016.  There’s a 3-day advance purchase requirement, and available seats are limited.

Cheap fares like this won’t last!  This is a terrific opportunity if you’re looking for a winter getaway.

Let me know if you book a ticket to Costa Rica!

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