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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.
We found some more fantastic fares to Miami, with deals available on American and US Airways, as well as Delta. Last week we wrote about the $106 fares from Chicago and Dallas for the upcoming fall and early winter, and this week you still have time to grab a flight for a beach-weekend this fall.
You’ll find even lower fares from Atlanta, Dallas and other cities that are closer to Florida, but if you’re looking to travel from the Northeast, the best available fare is $126 from Baltimore (BWI) on American. There are also some good deals available from Boston (starting at $151 on American) and New York – LGA (starting at $166 on Delta). If you’re traveling from New York, you’ll find the best availability on Delta, with low fares available between September and December.
Airline(s): American/US Airways, Delta
Route(s): ATL, BOS, BWI, DFW, LGA, ORD and more to MIA
Cost: $97-$166 round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2015 through December 2015
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 1,891 elite-qualifying miles or 2,180 medallion-qualifying miles
Fare Class: O (AA) or V (DA)
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Baltimore (BWI) to Miami (MIA) for $126 in September on American (earns 1,891 EQMs):
Boston (BOS) to Miami (MIA) for $151 in September on American (earns 2,516 EQMs):
New York (LGA) to Miami (MIA) for $166 in September on Delta (earns 2,180 MQMs):
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.