Nonstop Flights: Dallas to/from Cabo $198-$203 r/t – American Basic Economy

[07/14/2018 @ 08:06 PM] Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddyTravelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, CheapTickets, Hotwire.

The details on this page were accurate when this post was last updated (see time-stamp). Deals are usually valid 24 to 72 hours after posting, but can expire at any time. This website contains cookies for personalized ads and links to companies that may compensate this site when you click on their link. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of ads, affiliate links, and cookies.

American Airlines has “Basic Economy” round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to San Jose del Cabo (SJD) for $198-$203, NONSTOP. One-ways are also available for around half-that. Availability is sparse and scattered from July to September. Most departures are on Tuesdays and most returns are on Thursdays, this isn’t the best pairing unless you plan to stay for 2-nights mid-week, or do a 9-night stay.

Note: This is during Hurricane Season. We suggest that you buy insurance directly from an insurer such as Allianz Travel Insurance and select a policy that covers the following line items: “Complete cessation of services:24 hours”, “Destination uninhabitable”, “Travel Delay:Natural Disaster”, “Travel Delay:Severe Storm/Route Closed”. If you buy insurance from the airline, make sure it has these protections, sometimes they will sell a policy at checkout that doesn’t have enough coverage. Read your policy carefully before purchasing.

Note: Cabo dips into this price range often.

Note: “Basic Economy” fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a small personal item, like a Jansport City Scout backpack is free. Checked bags cost +$25 each-way. Seats are randomly assigned prior to boarding.

I’m currently using the Jansport Right Pack as my “personal item” when I fly in “basic economy”. Which is slightly more than expensive than the Jansport City Scout because its fabric is Cordura instead of Polyester. Both have the same dimensions which are: 18″ x 13″ x 8.5″. There is half-an-inch of extra depth than what is officially allowed by AA, but it has never been a problem for me. The bag has a large main compartment, which makes it ideal for stuffing as much as you can into the limited amount of space.

  • Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Jul 17 – Jul 19 / Jul 17 – Jul 26 / Jul 24 – Aug 02 / Aug 07 – Aug 09 / Aug 14 – Aug 23 / One-way: Sep 02, 04 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own. Use the “Flexible Dates” tool on Priceline.

When you are ready to book your flight or hotel, please use the links on our page to begin your booking process so we receive credit for the referral.

  • Tips: Rent a car for cheaper by using Priceline’s “Express Deals”. The rental car company will be hidden until after you purchase, but this allows those companies to undercut the published rate indirectly. You can remove low quality companies from those hidden results. The trick is to use the quality filter on their website to remove any rental car company with a review rating under 7.0 and then pick the deals that survive the filter.
  • Tips: Use Tripadvisor to create a Hotel “short list”. First, plug in your dates and destination. Then select “Sort by Traveler Ranked”. Finally, select the “Traveler Ranking” filter to show “only 4* and up”. Use this resulting “short list” of hotels to find the cheapest one with a high ranking.
  • Tips: Hotel rates for Weekend dates are usually higher than the rates for Sunday through Thursday. Tripadvisor has a color-coded date calendar, red when the average hotel price for that day is more expensive, green for less expensive. You can use this to get an overview of what dates in the month are at a discount.
  • Tips: Different booking websites will often have differing routes, prices, and availability. Before you finalize your purchase, do a quick check on BookingBuddy, Skyscanner, and Kayak to see if any other site or airline is offering a better deal.


I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot taken at 8:18 PM on 07/14/18.

Note: OTAs such as Travelocity and Priceline allow free cancellation without penalty within 24-hours after you purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy will allow you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. Just keep in mind that after 24-hours you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.

Flight Details:

Coupon Codes:

Our Affiliate Links:

This site receives referral credit when you use links on our page to open our affiliate’s page. By using our affiliate links when you begin your airfare or hotel search, you are supporting this site. Thanks.

Flights departing from a different city (our other websites):

Other Useful Links:

  • [Budget Travel] – list all the posts that deal with Budget Travel (filter out all the flight deal posts)

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply