United is putting Central America on sale from a bunch of a cities. We found availability from the following:
- San Francisco [SFO]
- Newark [EWR] – No San Jose [SJO]
- Boston [BOS]
- Philadelphia [PHL]
- Baltimore [BWI]
- Washington D.C. [IAD or DCA] – No San Jose [SJO]
- Chicago [ORD] – No Costa Rica or Belize
- Dallas [DFW]
- Miami [MIA]
- Phoenix [PHX]
- Los Angeles [LAX] – Available just to Honduras and Panama.
- Santa Ana [SNA]
- Charlotte [CLT]
- San Diego [SAN]
- Denver [DEN]
- Kansas City [MCI]
- St. Louis [STL]
- Orlando [MCO]
- Las Vegas [LAS]
- Nashville [BNA]
- Liberia, Costa Rica [LIR] – $358
- San Jose, Costa Rica [SJO] – $358
- Belize [BZE] – $373
- San Pedro Sula, Honduras [SAP] – $374
- San Salvador, El Salvador [SAL] – $374
- Panama City, Panama City [PTY] – $377
- Managua, Nicaragua [MGA] – $384
- Guatemala [GUA] – $384
We did a quick check for availability to/from the above cities; there could be other cities but these are the ones we found. We found San Jose to be not available from Newark and DC. However, it is entirely possible that other destinations below are not available from the cities listed above.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from San Francisco to San Jose
- October 1st – 7th
- Valid for travel from September 1st – December 15th. Must purchase by April 1st (TODAY)
- 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:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: iah
- Destination: SJO
- Return Advanced Routing Code: iah
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- (For other cities, replace SFO with the airport codes listed above)
- (For destinations, replace SJO with the ones listed above)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc)
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Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – IAH (Houston) – SJO (San Jose) – IAH – SFO.
- Not permitted
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- Miles Flown: 6,374 miles or 5.6 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 6,374 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,280 miles
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