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A good sale for non-stop service to the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.
The $340 fare is a regular economy fare that allows for full-size carry-on baggage and personal items, plus advanced seat assignment.
jetBlue also has a $280 fare, but it’s a basic economy fare. jetBlue Basic Economy fares do not allow advance seat assignment. Also, regular sized carry-on luggage that does not fit under the seat is charged $65 per way + applicable gate control fees (but free if you have jetBlue Mosaic elite status).
Here are some practical tips for traveling to Costa Rica.
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Travel date example:
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability please follow the “Rate Availability” and “How to Find Availability” instructions below
Availability of rates:
- Valid for travel from mid-November to early December. Availability is extremely limited, just a few scattered dates. You must purchase at least 21 days before departure.
- Please note that while this fee is valid at the time of publication, if this publication is more than two days old, the fee may no longer exist.
How to find availability:
- This is just to check availability. To purchase your tickets, scroll down to the “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use Matrix Airfare Search from ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
- Source: jfk
- Source advanced routing code:
- routing codes: b6
- extension codes:
- This tells ITA Software’s Matrix Airfare Search to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates in jet blue and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy rate.
- Destiny: LIR
- Return advanced routing code:
- routing codes: b6
- extension codes:
- (Click the Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code entry)
- Select “See calendar of lowest rates”
- 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 to Using Matrix from ITA Software
- How to read airfare rules and use them to your advantage
- The Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should look like the following when all values are entered
- You cannot purchase tickets using ITA Software’s Matrix Airfare Search. To purchase, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- JFK-LIR (Liberia)-JFK
How to buy:
- book on jet blue with dates found in ITA Software’s Matrix Airfare Search.
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- Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC visa database
- Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC). $1 USD = 632 CRC
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