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A good sale to San Jose, Costa Rica. Availability is limited
The $294 fare with all airlines is a regular economy fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included
jetBlue also have a $214 fare but that is a Basic Economy fare. jetBlue Basic Economy fares do not include advance seat assignments, changes, cancellations and boards last.
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Sample Travel Date:
- March 1st – 4th, 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 January 2021 – early March 2021. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 7 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: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: b6 b6
- Textbox 2: maxconnect 240
- This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Priceline and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
- Destination: SJO
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: b6 b6
- Textbox 2: maxconnect 240
- (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.
- ORD – FLL (Fort Lauderdale) – SJO (San Jose) – FLL – ORD
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 4,648 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Select the $214 fare from the search results and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $80 more (or $294 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included
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- Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC). $1USD = 611 CRC
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