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American Airlines is offering roundtrip economy flights starting at $262 from various cities across the United States to Belize City. Available travel dates span mostly from December ’17 through February ’18, but I saw some travel dates as early as this month through the end of the calendar.


  1. What city pairs are available?
  2. When are the cheap fares?
  3. Mileage Earning
  4. Baggage Allowance
  5. Best Credit Card to Buy the Ticket

Available City Pairs

You’ll find the the cheap fares to Belize  ($362+ roundtrip) between…

  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Houston
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Denver
  • Chicago

When are the cheap fares?

The easiest way to see the cheap fares is on Google Flights. The most available travel dates are in December, 2017, and January and February, 2018, but there are random travel dates scattered throughout the calendar for the cheap price. Secret Flying has many example travel dates listed that they found.

I brought up this calendar of roundtrip prices between San Diego and Maui on Google Flights.

You can’t purchase tickets directly on Google Flights, but after choosing an outbound and return flight you will be given links to follow to buy on American’s website.

Mileage Earning

You need to know the fare class when looking up how many redeemable miles cash flights earn, which you can find using ITA Matrix. This American flight is fare class O.

Without status, you’ll earn a sad 650 American Airlines for this ticket (base fare, which you can also find on ITA Matrix, x 5). If you have status you’d earn more.

Or you could credit to Alaska Mileage Plan instead and earn more miles, depending on which route you fly. For example, if you fly San Francisco > (connection in Miami) > Belize City, Belize City > (connection in Dallas) > San Francisco, you’d earn 1,500 Alaska miles.

I’d take 1,500 Alaska miles over 650 American miles ANY day.

To look at options crediting redeemable miles to other oneworld programs, check out Where to Credit Butt in Seat Miles: Flying American Airlines. is also a valuable tool to bookmark for help figuring out where to credit your redeemable miles earned for a cash ticket.

Caye Caulker Belize drone Photo by textyouwantlinked

Baggage Allowance

Don’t worry, this isn’t a basic economy fare.

You get a free personal item and free carry on (max dimensions of 22 x 14 x 9 inches). The first checked bag will be $25.

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Hat Tip Secret Flying

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