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Deal Alert: NYC and Other Cities to Puerto Rico from $218 Round-Trip

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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.

Low fares to San Juan are available once again this week, with the cheapest flights available on several dates next month. You’ll find discounts fares on nonstop American, Delta, JetBlue and United flights departing from the New York area to San Juan starting at $218 round-trip. The lowest fares are only available in early December, however there are quite a few flights priced only slightly higher through early 2016.

You can also fly from other cities, including Boston or Philadelphia, though you’ll pay a bit more than for flights originating in New York. Even if you aren’t headed to the beach, there’s plenty to do in San Juan, not to mention the opportunity to redeem some Starpoints for hotels if you’re concerned about the pending acquisition.

Airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue, United
Route: New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cost: $218+ round-trip in economy
Dates: December 2015
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 3,195 elite-qualifying miles, 3,216 premier-qualifying miles or 3,194 medallion-qualifying miles.
Fare Class: O, V or N
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 (earns 3,195 EQMs):

New York (JFK) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on American.

New York (JFK) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on Delta (earns 3,194 MQMs):

New York (JFK) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on Delta.

Newark (EWR) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on JetBlue:

New York (EWR) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on JetBlue.

Newark (EWR) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on United (earns 3,216 PQMs):

New York (EWR) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on United.

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.

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