In the process of planning our first trip to Cabo and interested in typical airfare costs. I've decided on a VRBO condo to book at Villa La Estancia but trying to decide if I should go ahead and also book flights now.
We are vacationing the week before Easter (our HS junior son's school break) and planning to fly from DC to SJD on Sat 4/13, spend 5 or 6 nights in Cabo then fly from SJD to Phoenix and spend a few days in Arizona with our freshman college son out there. Also, hoping his class schedule will permit him to skip a couple of days of classes and join us in Cabo upon arrival that Sat 4/13 and fly back to PHX lateTuesday afternoon to finish out his school week.
American Airlines is offering the best flights with some pretty good schedules and travel times and believe it or not, it is actually less for us to fly back through PHX than just traveling WAS-SJD-WAS.
The best flights for us are pricing out at $898 RT (coming back through PHX vs. $1000 RT going direct to/from DC.) I know we are vacationing at an expensive time due to Easter and popular K-12 spring break time. Does this seem like a pretty reasonable price for the holiday timeframe and considering that we also get the "bonus" visit with our college son over Easter weekend? Flights out to PHX alone from our area are usually at least $425-550 and we are paying $700 to fly our son home to DC for Thanksgiving.
I think the price seems reasonable but have never priced flights to Cabo and these flights are costing more than the typical "deal" that I usually find for our holiday travels. But...in the past, I've found the good airfares and worked our vacations around the flights, however, now I specifically want to work our vacation around seeing our college son far away on the west coast! I know that our HS junior son will also enjoy HIS spring break vacation more if his brother/good bud is able to join us.
Thinking I should book now rather than wait and take a chance that costs will increase but wanted to check typical fares from east coast and/or other destinations to see if this airfare seems pretty reasonable. Thanks!