American – Under $380: San Francisco / Los Angeles / Chicago / Washington D.C. / Newark / Houston – Central America. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

American has just put the entirety of Central America on attack against United. Here’s what we found from San Francisco (prices should be similar from all United hubs listed above)

  • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) – $351
  • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) – $354
  • Roatan Island, Honduras (RTB)  – $328
  • Panama City, Panama (PTY) – $370
  • Belize (BZE) – $367
  • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) – $365
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) – $361
  • Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) – $378
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU) – $346
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) – $332

We believe these city pairs are available from every United hub listed above. It is possible certain city pairs might not exist for a particular hub!

The only city in Central America with American service that we didn’t see a deal was San Pedro Sula. If we missed any cities, please correct us. Thanks.

(For those who are not in an United hub, but American hub, we reported over the weekend that Delta was attacking American fares to San Jose, Costa Rica from Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, Charlotte and Philadelphia for $379)

Update 5/19/2014 @ 7:55PM Eastern – fare gone

Ambergris Caye, Belize. Photo: Bernt Rostad, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Ambergris Caye, Belize. Photo: Bernt Rostad, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)


Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from San Francisco to Belize
  • June 1st – 6th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until October 31st with blackout dates from mid-June to August with a 3 day minimum stay. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure and by May 19th

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: SFO
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: aa aa
    • Destination: BZE
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: aa aa
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For Los Angeles departures, replace SFO with LAX on Departing from: field)
    • (For Washington D.C.  departures, replace SFO with WAS on the Departing from: field)
    • (For Chicago departures, replace SFO with ORD on the Departing from: field)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “0-7” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc)
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

Fare Class:

  • O


  • SFO – MIA (Miami) – BZE (Belize) – DFW (Dallas) – SFO



  • 6,703 miles or 5.4 cents per mile

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select American
  • Save $400 off your next travel purchase after signing up for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®.* Earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days – that’s enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit




For hotel bookings, we recommend that you only book using online travel agencies (, or if it is a non-chain hotel. We don’t want you to miss out on earning rewards with chain hotels.

Car Rentals

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required (some countries do have an exit tax payable at departure)
  • Currency: Check

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

For more of the latest cheap San Francisco / Bay Area Flight Deals:

For more of the latest cheap Los Angeles Flight Deals:

For more of the latest cheap Washington D.C. / Baltimore Flight Deals:

For more of the latest cheap Chicago Flight Deals:

For more of the latest cheap New York Flight Deals:

* The Flight Deal will receive a commission if you use the Orbitz, accommodation or car rental affiliate links to make a booking or apply and is approved for a credit card using our link above. Thank you for your continuing support.


To make sure you receive our latest deals, LIKE our  The Flight Deal Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter @TheFlightDeal, or subscribe to The Flight Deal RSS Feed or Subscribe via Email (Once a Day)

The Flight Deal does not sell travel products or services. We provide you with information about third-party travel suppliers’ offers, and link you to their sites. The information posted by The Flight Deal is valid at the time of publication. However, we have no control over the suppliers, and we therefore do not warrant or guarantee that their offers will not change or become unavailable. Nor are we responsible for their products, services or site content. Please see their sites for their most up-to-date offer information and all applicable terms and conditions.

Stay Informed on the Latest Deals

Sign up to receive The Flight Deal Daily DealsLetter, to stay up to date with the latest and greatest flight deals available.

You might also like