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A good sale for nonstop service to Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta
The $272 is the Regular Economy fare with advance seat assignment, changes and the ability to cancel.
Alaska Air also have a $212 fare but it is a Basic Economy fare. Alaska Air’s Basic Economy fares do not include advance seat assignment, changes, cancellations and boards last.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample t0 Cabo San Lucas
- November 5th – 8th
- Valid for travel from September – early November. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure and by July 15th (TODAY)
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: as
- 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 a regular economy fare.
- Destination: SJD
- For Puerto Vallarta availability, replace SJD with PVR
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: as
- 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.
- SFO – SJD (Cabo San Lucas) – SFO
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 2,498 miles
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 2,498 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,498 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Select the $212 fare from the search results and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $60 more (or $272 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included
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