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Deal Alert: Fly from NYC to Antigua and Barbuda from $280 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. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.

If you’re already sick of the cold this winter, here’s another chance to escape to the Caribbean. This week, JetBlue and United have cheap flights to Antigua and Barbuda (ANU) from New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR). Flights are available from this month through March 2016, so there are plenty of possible travel dates over the next few months.

The cheapest flights we found are $280 round-trip on both airlines. However, if you’re looking to book some last-minute travel this December, you’ll have to shell out a bit more for your flights, which start at $292. Note that these dates seem to exclude holiday travel, so you can expect higher fares if you’re traveling to Antigua during peak periods.

Airlines: JetBlue and United
Routes: New York to Antigua and Barbuda (ANU)
Cost: $280-$292+ round-trip in economy
Dates: December 2015 through March 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 3,572 premier-qualifying miles
Fare Class: 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 Antigua and Barbuda (ANU) for $280 on JetBlue in January:

New York (JFK) to Antigua and Barbuda (ANU) for $280 on JetBlue.

Newark (EWR) to Antigua and Barbuda (ANU) for $280 on United in February (earns 3,572 PQMs):

Newark (EWR) to Antigua and Barbuda (ANU) for $280 on United in February.

Newark (EWR) to Antigua and Barbuda (ANU) for $292 on United in December (earns 3,572 PQMs):

Newark (EWR) to Antigua and Barbuda (ANU) for $292 on United in December.

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.

H/T: The Flight Deal

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