[11/06/2015 @ 8:51 AM] Open this itinerary here: Southwest Airlines, (Other Airlines: Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, BookingBuddy).
[11/13/2015 @ 5:28 PM] Price has increased to $246. Removing from the bookable deals list for now.
The details in this post were valid at the time of the last update (see time-stamp above). Given enough time, prices and availability will change.
Disclosure: I’m currently in Liberia, Costa Rica on a press-trip covering this country. Parts of this trip were paid on behalf of the Costa Rican Tourism Board. My flights were on Southwest to cover the inaugural first international flight to Liberia. All comments, thoughts and musings on this site are my own, and are not reviewed by anyone else.
Southwest Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (HOU) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) for $198, NONSTOP. Flights from November to February. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.
You may want to book this as a one-way into Liberia (LIR) with a one-way out of San Jose (SJO). Doing it this way will get you closer to the coast and will allow you to see more of the country without needing to loop-back to your original airport. Total will end up being about $237 for both one-ways.
Note: Southwest Sales often gets matched by the other major airlines, sometimes for a cheaper price. You may want to check your dates on BookingBuddy to see if any of the other airlines have better prices or are matching.
To save the most money, be sure to make use of 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 booking each separately. Be sure to compare the package prices on Southwest Vacations.
Southwest never charges a change or cancellation fee. If you cancel within 24-hours they will reverse the credit card charge. If you cancel before your flight, they will give you a travel voucher that you can apply for future travel valued at the full price you paid. Voucher isn’t transferable and expires after 1-year, but it beats getting hit with a change fee. Basically, what this means is when you see a good sale like this, you can lock in the price. If it goes lower, call or cancel the ticket and re-book the better price.
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- Availability: See Calendar. Use the Flexible Date tool on Southwest Airlines.
- Documentation: Passport Required.
- Departure and Destination Airports: HOU – SJO
- Example Dates: (Southwest) Nov 14 – Nov 20 / Other dates: Use the “Flexible Date” tool on Southwest Airlines site.
- Carrier: Southwest
- Fare Basis Code:
- Fare Class:
- Mile Accrual: Southwest is revenue based.
- Stopover component: none.
- CPM: 6.47 (3060 miles)
- Full Route: HOU-SJO-HOU
- Open this itinerary on: Southwest Airlines, (Other Airlines: Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, BookingBuddy).
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- Link to Hotels.com coupon code page – Check this page on Hotels.com to save about 10% on your next Hotel booking.
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