How about a city and beach vacation rolled into one? Using the stopover provision in a $285 Aeromexico fare between Los Angeles and Cabo San Lucas, you can do both.
This does not meet our 6 cents per mile criterion, but thought we’d show how easy it is to take advantage of a stopover (which we note for every international deal) to two fun destinations. Also sometimes a stopover can make an expensive destination cheaper – in this case, the flight to Mexico City from Los Angeles alone is $400.
Sample Travel Date:
- October 17th: Los Angeles – Mexico City
- October 19th: Mexico City – Cabo San Lucas
- October 23rd: Cabo San Lucas – Los Angeles
- Valid for travel on from September 2nd – December 13th. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure.
How to Search for Availability:
1. First search for availability between Los Angeles and Cabo San Lucas:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: LAX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: am+
- Destination: SJD
- Return Advanced Routing Code: am+
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
2. Then use the multi-city function on ITA to see whether or not a stopover is available within those date ranges. Here’s a screenshot example from ITA. If the stopover doesn’t work, try a different date within the range. It is also possible within a date range, there are no stopovers available. If that’s the case, try another set of dates.
- LAX – MEX (Mexico City) – SJD (Cabo San Lucas) – MEX – LAX.
- Two permitted for free. Each stopover will add about $23 in additional taxes and fees. Remember, free stopover does not mean the price remain the same. All stopovers will incur additional taxes and fees.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- 4,522 miles. Aeromexico is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance and Delta partner. This fare will earn 100% mileage with Delta.
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 “multi-city” and enter each segment individually. In addition, select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Aeromexico
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