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2015
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April
Winnipeg to Costa Rica | $409 roundtrip including taxes | other Central American countries for $20 more

A toucan in Costa Rica

United Airlines has just drastically dropped the price on a ton of their flights from Winnipeg to countries in Central America, including Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

The date range with the cheaper flights appears to be between September and early December 2015.

When to go?

November and December are usually solid choices for Central America, steering clear of the rainy season. Even late October is likely a good choice.

How to find and book these flights

1. Start with a search on Google Flights

https://www.google.ca/flights/

^^ Not to be confused with Google Flights Explore. They're not showing up on Google Flights Explore ... yet.

2. In Google Flights, search for a flight from Winnipeg to one of the following destinations:

(prices are roundtrip, including taxes, in Canadian dollars)

Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) $409
San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) $410
Guatemala City (GUA) $421
San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) $426
Belize City, Belize (BZE) $429
Roatan, Honduras (RTB) $430
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) C$430
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU) C$430
Panama City, Panama (PTY) $433
Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) $443

3. After entering your destination, click on the 'More' link in the menu bar. Move the 'Duration' slider over to 'Under 15h 00m'. This means that Google Flights will only display flights with 15 hours of travel time (including stopovers) or less.

Flights from Winnipeg to Central America often have multiple stops, and it can be difficult to find fast flights, so this will help with that.

4. Next, hit the little bar graph icon...


This will open up the calendar display mode. It makes it way easier to browse date combinations.

In the calendar, hit the right arrow button to move the calendar over to around October & November.

5. Now, near the bottom, adjust the length of the trip you're looking for. This will automatically adjust all of the available prices showing in the calendar view.


^^^ The prices shown here are in Canadian dollars.

6. When you see a price you like, click on it. The rest is pretty straight-forward. Keep clicking until you get to the page with the 'Book with United' button.


When you click on the price ($409 in this case), it will take you to the United website to complete your booking.

If you have any troubles booking on United.com with a Canadian credit card, I would suggest taking the same dates and destination that you found on Google Flights, and trying your search manually over at www.united.ca - which may work better.

Open Jaws (flying into one city, and out of another)

You may be able to find similar fares flying into one of the cities listed above, and out of another.

example: into Belize City (BZE) and out of Panama City (PTY).

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6 Responses to "Winnipeg to Costa Rica | $409 roundtrip including taxes | other Central American countries for $20 more"


    Has Lois been here?
       Lois on April 1st, 2015

    this not an april fools joke, right??

    Has Rob been here?
       Rob on April 1st, 2015

    It's not a joke!
    What a find!
    I booked through Chris' link a return flight from Winnipeg to Liberia for a week at end of November for me and my son. Total cost for both tickets was $802!
    Free bag allowance and frequent flier miles earned too.
    Thanks!

    Has Chris_Myden been here?
       Chris_Myden on April 1st, 2015

    I would never be that cruel :)

    Has Ken Lavallee been here?
       Ken Lavallee on April 2nd, 2015

    Does anyone know if these deals are still in effect? I am having a hard time finding them and am hoping it wasn't just a one day deal!

    Has Holly been here?
       Holly on April 3rd, 2015

    I'm trying to do it too and it isn't working :S

    Has Chris_Myden been here?
       Chris_Myden on April 5th, 2015

    Unfortunately the prices are now back up to normal levels on United. This was a pretty popular deal, as it was available from cities all across Canada.

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