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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.
Cheap beach-bound flights are back this morning. There have been some great opportunities to escape winter lately with deals to Brazil yesterday, as well as a few cheap flights to Costa Rica earlier this month. Today, travelers originating in New York can fly American, Delta and JetBlue to San Juan, Puerto Rico from $218 round-trip.
Travel dates range from late October until early February, with multiple flights leaving each day. Moreover, many of these flights are nonstop, so you’ll get to spend less time flying and more time at your destination.
Airlines: American, Delta and JetBlue
Routes: JFK to SJU
Cost: $218-$230+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October 2015 through February 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 3,195 elite-qualifying miles
Fare Class: O or V
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:
New York (JFK) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on American in November (earns 3,195 EQMs):
New York (JFK) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on JetBlue in December:
New York (JFK) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $224 on Delta in February (earns 3,194 EQMs):
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.