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A good sale for nonstop service to Panama
Copa’s $261 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE check luggage and normal size carry-on included
Copa also have a $191 fare, but it is a Basic Economy. These Basic Economy fares:
- DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
- DO NOT include checked bags – they are $35 each way for the 1st bag and $50 for the 2nd
- DO NOT allow for changes
- DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future travel
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Sample Travel Date:
- May 18th – 23rd
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel until May. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Origin: JFK
Origin Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: cm
- This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. Use those dates on Copa Air and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular economy fare.
- Destination: PTY
Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: cm
- Extension Codes:
- (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- 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 on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- A (Basic Economy)
- T (Regular Economy)
- JFK – PTY (Panama City) – JFK
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Copa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 4,414 miles or 5.9 cents per mile
- Redeemable Miles: 2,207 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on Copa Air with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
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