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Fare Alert American San Jose SJC or Portland PDX to Aruba $335 round trip June summer deal for 8,000 EQM

American Airlines has a low fare deal to Aruba from San Jose SJC $336 round trip and $333 from Portland PDX. There are low fares from a few other western U.S. airports like $381 San Diego SAN, $391 Phoenix PHX, and $416 Las Vegas. Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle are sitting out this deal.

San Jose SJC to Aruba fares run as low as $336 round trip in June. I give this fare 3 stars for availability only in June with a variety of dates each week and relatively low one way fare in each direction. Availability for $186 return Aruba to San Jose is 4 stars with low fare on most dates. SJC-PHX-CLT-AUA round trip for $336 earns 8,200 EQM in AAdvantage.

Portland PDX to Aruba at $147 one way is limited to a few dates in early June. Poor availability. Return flights from Aruba to PDX for $186 one way have good availability. You might even be able to fly PDX to SJC one way to start this trip and return from Aruba directly to PDX to get an overall lower fare from Portland, if you need to leave Portland at a later date in June.

Here are Google Flights fare calendars for SJC – AUA $151 (2 dates) and $164 (14 dates) one way in June 2016.

American Airlines San Jose to Aruba June 2016

sjc-aua $151 AA google calendar June16

American Airlines $188 Aruba to San Jose one way June 2016 (21 dates)

AUA-SJC Google calendar June16

Put these together and you have a low fare $339 round trip ticket from the Bay Area to Aruba.

To place that deal in perspective, here are sample fares from other large airports in the western USA.

  • San Diego SAN – Aruba $381 round trip American
  • Phoenix PHX – Aruba $391 round trip American
  • Las Vegas LAS – Aruba $416 round trip American
  • San Francisco SFO – Aruba $611 round trip American
  • Seattle SEA – Aruba $656 round trip American
  • Los Angeles LAX – Aruba $828 round trip American

American Airlines Portland PDX – Aruba AUA $332 round trip June 4-9

American Airlines Portland PDX – Aruba AUA

$148.40 one way Saturday June 4

PDX-AUA $148 AA June 4

American Airlines Portland PDX – Aruba AUA

$183.36 one way Thursday June 9

AUA-PDX $183 AA June9

June 4-9 round trip = $331.76 and 7,976 EQM in American AAdvantage.

Google Flights Portland PDX – Aruba AUA June 2016 fare calendar

  • $147 June 6, 7
  • $149 June 1, 3, 4
  • $154 June 11
  • $190 July 6, 14, 18, 28

PDX-AUA Google June 16 fare calendar

Google Flights Aruba AUA – Portland PDX June 2016 fare calendar

AUA-PDX Google Fare Calendar AA June16

Aruba AUA – Portland PDX is $186 and $192 on 21 dates in June 2016.

Now, I have to see if I can talk Kelley into a trip in June so she can earn AAdvantage Platinum with her fast-track to elite summer flights offer. While she said she did not want to go to Puerto Rico, the fact that Aruba has a Dutch culture might sway her mind to this mileage run. Kelley likes the orange, white and blue.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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