Cheap Flights: Houston to Aruba $299 r/t – American

[11/12/2015 @ 8:55 AM] Open this itinerary here: PricelineOrbitzCheapTicketsExpedia, Travelocity, BookingBuddy.
[11/12/2015 @ 12:00 PM] Looks like this fare has sold out. I’m not able to pull it up on any booking site right now. Removing from deal list.

The prices and details in this post were accurate when this post was last updated (see time-stamps above). Prices and availability will eventually change, given enough time.

American Airlines is offering round-trip fights from Houston (IAH) to Aruba (AUA) for $299 with a connection. Flights are fairly limited in November and December. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.

Orbitz and CheapTickets have a search tool that looks for flights 3-days before and after the dates you’ve selected, you should use it if you have a general idea of when you want to travel, but want to see other prices for other dates close to the ones you’ve selected.

To save the most money, be sure to apply the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post. Booking your trip as a Flight + Hotel package will probably save you more money than if you were to book separately. Vacation Packages on Travelocity and Priceline are usually better than what is offered directly by the airline, so be sure to compare them all to get the best price.

Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Travelocity allow free cancellation without penalty before 10 PM central time the day after you purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy will allow you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. Just keep in mind that after 10 PM the next day, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.

United and Delta also allow free cancellations within 24-hours while American only allows you to “Hold” a ticket (without paying) for 24-hours. Keep in mind that once you pay for a ticket on you can’t cancel it without a change fee or penalty, even if was purchased less than 24-hours ago.

The Department of Transportation doesn’t enforce 24-hour free cancellation on tickets less than 7-days away from departure, so some airlines and OTAs will allow it while some will not. On Orbitz, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancel” next to the price of the ticket.

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  • Valid departure days: November 13-18, 27 / December 02, 07-09
  • Valid return days: November 14-21 / December 02-03, 09

I was able to pull up this fare on Priceline and BookingBuddy, and it should also be available on most of the other major booking sites. Screenshot taken at 9:00 AM on 11/12/15.


Flight Details:

  • Availability: See Calendar.
  • Documentation:Passport Required.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH or HOU – AUA
  • Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) Nov 27 – Dec 03 / Nov 14 – Nov 18 / Nov 18 – Dec 02 / Dec 02 – Dec 09 / Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
  • Carrier: American
  • Fare Basis Code: QNE0B0Z1
  • Fare Class: Q
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: none
  • CPM: 5.71 (5238 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH-CLT-AUA-CLT-IAH
  • Open this itinerary on: PricelineOrbitzCheapTicketsExpedia, Travelocity, BookingBuddy.

Destination information:

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