Cheap Flights: Dallas to San Jose, Costa Rica $281 r/t – United

[12/01/2015 @ 8:00 PM] Open this itinerary on: Orbitz, PricelineCheapTickets, Travelocity, Expedia, HotwireBookingBuddy.
[12/02/2015 @ 12:48 PM] December availability is gone. Price increased +$20.
[12/08/2015 @ 12:23 PM] Old post. Removing from deal list for now. Very little availability left, not enough to really care about.

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United is offering round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) for $281 with a connection. Flights December to February. Holiday Blackouts apply. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.

Southwest Airlines seems to have flights available also, but for $299.

Orbitz and CheapTickets have a search tool that looks for flights 3-days before and after the dates you’ve selected, you should use it if you have a general idea of when you want to travel, but want to see other prices for other dates close to the ones you’ve selected.

To save the most money, be sure to apply the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post. Booking your trip as a Flight + Hotel package will probably save you more money than if you were to book separately. Vacation Packages on Priceline and Orbitz are usually better than what the airline offers on their site, so be sure to compare package options before finalizing your purchase.

Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Priceline allow free cancellation without penalty before 10 PM central time the day 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 10 PM the next day, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.

United, Delta, JetBlue and Virgin America offer 24-hour free cancellation while American allows you to “Hold” a ticket for 24-hours. Keep in mind that once you pay for a ticket on you can’t cancel it without a change fee or penalty, even if it was purchased less than 24-hours ago.

The Department of Transportation doesn’t enforce 24-hour free cancellation on tickets less than 7-days away from departure, so some airlines and OTAs will allow it while some will not. On Orbitz, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancel” next to the price of the ticket.

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  • Available departure dates: December 08-09 / January 24, 25, 29, 30 / February 02, 07, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • Available return dates: December 11, 15-16, 20-23, 27 / January 25, 27-29, 31 / February 01, 03-08, 10-12, 16, 18

I was able to pull this fare up on Orbitz and Priceline, and I saw it on most other booking sites. Availability may be different between the sites, so be sure to check both. Screenshot taken at 7:30 PM on 12/1/15.


Flight Details:

  • Availability: See List of available dates. Limited availability.
  • Documentation: Passport Required.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: DFW-SJO
  • Example Dates: (Priceline Orbitz) Jan 24 – Jan 29, 31 / Feb 02 – Feb 07 / Feb 07 – Feb 12 / Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
  • Carrier: United
  • Fare Basis Code:
  • Fare Class: N
  • Mile Accrual: United is revenue based.
  • Stopover component: none.
  • CPM: 6.81 (4104 miles)
  • Full Route: DFW-IAH-SJO-IAH-DFW
  • Previous Lowest Price Average: $348
  • Open this itinerary on: Orbitz, PricelineCheapTickets, Travelocity, Expedia, HotwireBookingBuddy.

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