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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 looking to spend some time in the sun and sand, check out these great deals to several warm-weather destinations in May. Delta, United and JetBlue are offering discounted fares to San Juan (SJU), Panama City (PTY), Barbados (BGI) and Bermuda (BDA) starting at just $217 round-trip. You can book these flights by heading to Google Flights, searching for the itinerary you want and then ultimately completing the reservation through each airline’s website. If you decide to book one of the JetBlue fares to Barbados or Bermuda, be sure to use the new JetBlue Plus Card, which will earn you an extra 6 points for every dollar spent on JetBlue purchases, plus a free checked bag and other perks.
Airlines: Delta, JetBlue and United
Routes: NYC to SJU, PTY, BGI and BDA
Cost: $217-284+ round-trip in economy
Dates: May 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 4,430 elite-qualifying miles
Fare Class: Delta: X and V; United: G
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:
Newark (EWR) to San Juan (SJU) for $217 round-trip on Delta (earns 4,584 MQMs):
Newark (EWR) to Panama City (PTY) for $284 round-trip on United (earns 4,430 PQMs):
New York (JFK) to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) for $274 round-trip on JetBlue:
New York (JFK) to Bermuda (BDA) for $266 round-trip on JetBlue:
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.