Business Class – Delta – $542: San Francisco – San Jose, Costa Rica. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good sale to San Jose, Costa Rica. This is about $150 more than a normal sale to Costa Rica and about the same price of a coach fare when it isn’t on sale.

Here are some practical travel tips to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is one of the countries with active cases of Zika virus transmission. Please read up on it at the Center for Disease Control if you are planning to go.

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San Jose, Costa Rica – Photo: André Ribeiro via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • March 12th – 19th, 2018
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from January 2018 – early June 2018. Availability is limited. 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:

  • This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
  • The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted


  • You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.

Fare Class:

  • Z

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $412


  • SFO – LAX (Los Angeles) – SJO (San Jose) – LAX  – SFO



  • Miles Flown: 6,116 miles

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 6,116 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 1,265 miles

How to Buy:

Enter your dates, let the results run and then filter for only Business Class like this:


Then you will get Business Class results:



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not Required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC). $1USD = 567 CRC

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Comments (3)

  • 5 years ago Reply

    are the MQM correct on this? I fire it 150 % you are figuring 100%/ just curious

    The Flight Deal 5 years ago Reply

    we are probably wrong – but Delta took down their MQM earning chart on their site, so we can’t validate one way or another

    Jim Lovejoy 5 years ago

    Delta may have taken their MQM earning chart off their site, but they still have this:

    “MQMs are used only to determine Medallion Status and are earned based on distance flown and fare class.”

    and this:

    “Discounted First, Delta Premium Select, Business, and Premium Main Cabin tickets (P, A, G, C, D, I, Z, Y, and B fares) are eligible for a 50% MQM bonus.”

    That points to 150% of miles flown.


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