[10/28/2015 @ 8:22 AM] Open this itinerary here: Priceline, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
[10/28/2015 @ 4:21 PM] This deal is no longer showing up on any OTA. It has probably been pulled by United.
United has round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) for $247, with a connection. Very limited availability. Many dates have long layover times, see the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates that have good connection times.
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I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline, and it should be available on most of the major booking sites. Screenshot taken at 8:47 AM on 10/28/15.
- Availability: See Calendar. 7-day advance purchase.
- Documentation: Passport Required. $10 Tourist card on Arrival. [Entry Requirements]
- Departure and Destination Airports: DFW – SAL
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) Jan 22 – Jan 29 / Jan 24-27 – Feb 03-06 / Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
- Carrier: United
- Fare Basis Code: NNN7A0LN
- Fare Class: N
- Mile Accrual: United is revenue based.
- Stopover component: none.
- CPM: 8.62 (2862 miles)
- Full Route: DFW-IAH-SAL-IAH-DFW
- Previous Lowest Price Average: $393
- Open this itinerary on: Priceline, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
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