American: Washington D.C. – Liberia, Costa Rica. $259 (Basic Economy) / $339 (Regular Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good sale to the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.

The $339 fare is the regular fare which allows for normal size carry-on and personal item in addition to advanced seat assignment.

American also have a $259 fare but that is a Basic Economy fare. American Basic Economy fares do not allow for any advance seat assignment, changes and boards last.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica - Photo: Marissa Strniste via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Playa Samara, Costa Rica – Photo: Marissa Strniste via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • October 25th – November 3rd
  • 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 in late September or late October – early November or late January 2023. Availability is extremely limited – just a few scattered dates per month. 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 Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
    • Origin: DCA
    • Origin Advanced Routing Code:
      • Routing Codes: aa aa
      • Extension Codes: maxconnect 240
        • This is instructing Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on American  and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
    • Destination:  LIR
    • Return Advanced Routing Code:
      • Routing Codes: aa aa
      • Extension Codes: maxconnect 240
    • (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Duration “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 Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should be like below when all values are inputted

 

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

Fare Class:

  • O

Routing:

  • DCA – MIA (Miami) – LIR (Liberia) – DFW (Dallas) – DCA

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 4,918 miles
  • Loyalty Points: 1,020 points
  • Redeemable Miles: 1,020 miles

How to Buy:

  • Book on American with dates found on Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software.

 

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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not Required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC). $1USD = 672 CRC

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