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A good sale for nonstop service to the Mexican beach town of Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo. Zihuatanejo is normally expensive to get to.
The $304 fare is the regular fare which allows advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on
American also have a $284 fare but that is a Basic Economy fare. American Basic Economy fares do not include advance seat assignments, changes, cancellations and boards last.
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Sample Travel Date:
- February 13th – 20th, 2021
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from – February 2021. 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
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: PHX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1:aa
- Textbox 2:
- This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Priceline and you will be presented with an option to upgrade to the regular economy fare
- Destination: ZIH
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: aa
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- 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.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- PHX – ZIH (Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo) – PHX
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 2,548 miles
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 2,548 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 975 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Select the $284 fare from the search results and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $20 more (or $304 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included
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