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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 not thrilled with the chilly winter weather in NYC, here’s a great opportunity for a cheap beach escape. Delta, JetBlue and United are currently offering discounted fares from New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), with nonstop flights starting around $216 round-trip on limited dates over the next few weeks. If you’re looking to travel during a different period this winter, you can expect to find flights in the $280 range. Some flights, such as those on Delta, might have a short connection, however there are plenty of itineraries with nonstop service. Cheap flights are available between January and April.
Airlines: Delta, JetBlue, United
Routes: EWR and JFK to SJU
Cost: $216-$280+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January 2016 through April 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 3,194 medallion-qualifying miles or 3,216 premier-qualifying miles
Fare Class: K (United), T and V (Delta)
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Search for your flight here:
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) for $216 on JetBlue:
New York (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) for $266 on Delta (earns 3,194 MQMs):
Newark (EWR) to San Juan (SJU) for $280 on United (earns 3,216 PQMs):
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
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.