COSTA RICA REASONABLE AIR FARE

Old Oct 12th, 2011, 11:42 AM
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COSTA RICA REASONABLE AIR FARE

So, for the 10yr anniversary trip next early June, are there any experienced individuals out there who might know "the" best time to purchase tickets? I currently have a quote of $529 one way per person, flying out of St Louis. I am hoping to spend less than $2200 for tickets - that would actually be a huge chunk of our trip money. And, if I find a rate I like, I can book that rate and lock it in for our trip later, right? Haven't had to pay for my own airline ticket in 6 years. ALSO, I would prefer NOT to buy the unrefundable tix which are closer to my budget, just in case something happens. Does anyone have tips for me, or suggestions on best time to book and what I might expect to pay? I am so appreciative of your help!
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 12:04 PM
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AA was having a sale; for example, Denver to Liberia was $260 R/T, all taxes included, a couple of weeks ago. $886 RT was one price I saw on AA (into LIR; SJO probably cheaper)
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Rethink refundables they are sky high get cheapest you can

buy quotewright.com trip cover $1-2 pppd Patriot for me

diret cheap get your money back if you cancel

farecompare.com best booking tips

wait till latter part of Jan Tues PM

they put EVERYTHING on sale get my best deals then.

aa.com best prices of the majors usually

My wife and I snagged FREE FF flights with theim by

getting the AAdventage CC 40000 miles eaach and closing

the cards you have time to do that took us about 2 months

was a piece of cake.

Usually get best deals on air spirit.com jetblue.com

Last for me $39 each way FLL SJO plus $25 pp upgrade

to first class big front seat...decline everything but

it is an awsome price best way to go for me.

Happy Hunting and Congrats!

My wife and I are on #37 we love www.hotelvillacaletas.com

vissitcostarica.com and a Fodors Gold Guide good way to go.
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Thank you so much - there are so many good things in your posts, i will definitely look into!
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Hi, I would say you monitor the airfares, you have time and in June will be low season anyway, i would not think there will be any problems with sold out planes, etc. You can expect to pay up to 100% more for a refundable ticket if not more, I would say a good price for a R/T non-refundable could be around $300 to $500, Another tip is if you are a frequent traveller maybe you have miles and spend them on the trip, my wife and I travelled to Europe on miles and had to make a change of dates and had no problems with AA and Continental, just an idea...
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Forgot to mention i love Kayak.com for airfare checking and comparing but always buy directly from the airline, have heard a lot of nasty stories using intermediaries
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