Copa – $202: Washington D.C. – San Salvador, El Salvador. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

This is SUPER cheap for anywhere in Central America.

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El Salvador - Photo: Otto Rodriguez via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

El Salvador – Photo: Otto Rodriguez via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • September 17th – 20th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from mid-August – December 15th. Must purchase at least 3 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:

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Fare Class:

  • T


  • IAD – PTY (Panama City) – SAL (San Salvador) – PTY – IAD



Copa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 5,572 miles or 3.6 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 5,572 miles
  • Base Redeemable Miles: 2,786 miles

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  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: US Dollar

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Comments (4)

  • Brett Armstrong 7 years ago Reply

    A fare worthy of a positioning flight, super cheap. Still hoping Copa comes farther up the west coast. As with most fares earns 100% on Aeroplan as well. 36 minute connection is fine at PTY, no customs clearing for transiting passengers, gates are all located near each other.

    I just don’t have the time for it 🙁

    Brett Armstrong 7 years ago Reply

    You could also likely to an upgrade auction, a minimum bid often gets it done as the loads aren’t super full.

    Bidding on an upgrade has gotten me bonus on AP as well, got credited as a C fare, 125%.

    Josh 7 years ago Reply

    Brett – where did you find a 36 minute connection? All the dates I found had connections of around 8-14 hours, it seems. Also, I did one of these deals on Copa from IAD, roundtrip to Santiago, Chile for $380 at the end of May. You’re right that a shorter layover in Panama isn’t bad at all.

    Niels 7 years ago

    Josh, Brett is likely referring to the connection shown on the Priceline booking screenshot above, which is 36 min on the outbound legs.

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