Travel to Central America has always been very expensive from the US. However, the trade routes into Panama have consistently provided an opportunity for discount travel airfare to and from Panama. The amount of discount is often a function of the type of cargo and the actual form of air transport you are willing to accept.
Traveling as Cargo
Many of you may be surprised to learn that Panama may have more airfields available for light cargo planes than any single state in America. Practically every cocoa or marijuana field has its own private landing strip providing the capability to load fairly substantial amounts of cargo. In such cases, discount travel airfare from Panama might be necessary for the cargo owner. Thus, if you are not a very qualified liar, you might expect to spend some time in jail in the arrival city in the US. In such cases the discount travel airfare from Panama may in fact be more expensive than a regularly scheduled flight!
Discount travel airfare to Panama is much less adventurous. The simplest thing to look for is a two engine small passenger plane that is making frequent trips to Central America. Contact the pilot directly and negotiate your discount travel airfare to Panama. These guys think they are beneath the radar, and the fact that you know they are going to Panama for a reason that is not very popular with the DEA, can result in a very low discount travel airfare to Panama. However, one must understand that such discount travel may not be to the desired port or city, and further negotiation of the discount travel airfare to Panama is not possible once airborne.
Traveling as cargo in such a manner is not the safest or preferred way for those of us who wish to avail discount travel airfare to Panama.
For those traveling alone, here is a note of caution. When entering into the deal for discount travel airfare to or from Panama, please do it with at least one friend. Safety is in numbers and flying as a group in the manner suggested would result in far less trouble for you and your friends. You may even end up in a legitimate location in Panama and spend some quality time together. As with all vacations, time spent in planning your trip carefully usually pays off. Research the carrier, the airfields involved and the class of service provided.