Copa – $366: Chicago – Aruba. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A nice Spring getaway. There is an overnight layover in Panama on the outbound — you can look at it as a bonus as you get to visit another country or not. You can fly American or United for $70 more — those will not involve an overnight layover.

Eagle Beach, Aruba - Photo:  Göran Ingman via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Eagle Beach, Aruba – Photo: Göran Ingman via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • April 7th – 12th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from April 7th – May 20th. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • L


  • ORD – PTY (Panama City) – AUA (Aruba) – PTY – ORD. Overnight layover in Panama City on the outbound.



Copa is a member of the Star Alliance and partners with United and Air Canada. Here’s what you will earn with each program:

  • Air Canada: 6,028 miles or 6.0 cents per mile
  • United: 3,019 miles

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Background Information:

  • Visa Requirements: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Aruban or Dutch Guider (AWG) $1USD = 1.79 AWG

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5 Responses to "Copa – $366: Chicago – Aruba. Roundtrip, including all Taxes"

  1. janice says:

    Confused!!!! When you are calculating milesage for UA 2015, I was under the impression that flights on COPA (and booked on COPA) accrued actual mileage. You indicate that the UA milesage earning is 3,019 miles. Was there also a change in the COPA mileage earning levels based on class of service? Or, am I missing something? Thanks for any clarification you can give.

    • The Flight Deal says:

      @Janice – yep. United and Copa are parting ways. Miles earning is going to change starting March 1st.

  2. Bunny says:

    This is a GREAT deal.

  3. Imia says:

    This says a stopover is not permitted, so does this mean I can’t leave the airport and stay in Panama until my flight 18 hours later?

    • The Flight Deal says:

      @Imia – a stopover is more than 24 hours. Up to 23 hrs and 59 mins is considered a layover. You can leave the airport, hit the city, and checkout Panama. No visa required.


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